Monday, January 24, 2011

Seeing Red

Preen Pre-Fall 2011

As the Pre-Fall collections continue to trickle in, one color has provided a familiar thread:  RED.  And not just a red shoe here and a red shirt there, no, head-to-toe, in-your-face red.  Some designers chose to use a single tone for every piece, others went with a gradation, and others used clashing reds.  It sounds like the most garish look, but when styled correctly, it looks super cool and polished.  Case in point:

Albino, Alexander McQueen, and Diane von Furstenberg Pre-Fall 2011

Elie Tahari, Giambattista Valli, and Gucci Pre-Fall 2011

Luca Luca, Maison Martin Margiela, and Moschino Pre-Fall 2011

Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, and Preen Pre-Fall 2011

Emilio Pucci, Stella McCartney, and Thakoon Pre-Fall 2011

Tibi, TSE, and Viktor & Rolf Pre-Fall 2011

Tomato and brick red are a winning combination.  I am dying to try this look out, but I don't own a single item of red clothing (??).  I need these pieces in my life, stat.

ASOS dress, $77.58 ( and Dolce Vita Valencia pumps, $210 (

Topshop sweater, $70 ( and skirt, $80 ( and  Pour La Victoire boots, $181.50 (

 Equipment blouse, $188 ( and Juicy Couture skirt, $198 (


Topshop jacket, $145 (, Whistles pants, $189.64 ( and Alexander Wang boots, $575 (


  1. I can't believe you don't own anything red!

    This reminds me that Pantone's color of the year is honeysuckle - a reddish pink.

  2. I don't have any red either....I need to break out and bring on the tomato!!!

  3. I don't think red has had much of a presence in stores for several years (besides the usual Christmasy sweaters, which I avoid). I'm sure if it were more readily available, I would have bought it!


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