Color Blocking Gets a Fall 2018 Update

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A shot of colour is always a good idea. This Fall 2018, colour blocking gets a neat update. Let’s call it colour splicing, wherein contrasting hues sit side by side.

You won’t need multiple separates to layer and nail the trend, like in the past. Prabal Gurung worked in complementing colours, into his palette of warm pinks and reds. Esteban Cortázar brought jewel reds too, but also worked at the cooler end of the spectrum, employing blues and greys on assymetric jackets. Closer home, Ruchika Sachdeva of Bodice elevated her uniform aesthetic, with shots of indigo and green on her Woolmark Prize winning Fall ’18 collection.

It’s interesting to see how Prada injected technicolour into its Fall 2018 lineup, with sheer panels and tulle, slowly graduating to a full explosion of neon! Miu Miu made a case of mixing textures to infuse colour and levity. Fendi played with contrasting panels too.

Looking back, it was Yves Saint Laurent’s Fall 1946 which heralded this undying trend, with the now-iconic Mondrian dress. But it really took off in ‘60s and the ‘70s, bolstering the movement where freedom of expression took centrestage. It formed the basis of the Mod style, and livened up many a shift dress. Now that it’s all set to make a resurgence, we’re here for it!