May 23, 2007

SS07: Neon Bright Colors on the Runway

In case you've been in the dark this season, neon bright colors are back. My first reaction to this trend? Eww. . . Having been raised in the 90's, I was taught that neon colors were a fashion faux pas and I've always wondered what my mom was thinking when she bought that electric blue top now sitting in the back of her wardrobe.
Turns out, she just had incredible fashion foresight. Neon colors appeared everywhere on the runway this season in sync with the futuristic look also making a come back. It most prominently dominated Christopher Kane's collection. Electric blue, bright yellow...
...lime green, bright red, you name it!
Slightly less futuristic in design, Jil Sander has an equally vibrant collection in eletric blue, green..
and hot pink. It really adds a punch to the typically simple Jil Sander designs. And something a bit flirtier, we have this hot pink dress from Costume National.
Another funky yellow dress, this one is from Preen. And although not my favourite shade of green, I like how D Squared2 matched this bright green cropped blazer (?) with a sporty bottom.
Personally I am still having trouble adjusting to such glaring shades. Hence I prefer the tamer side of this color palette, such as this electric/royal blue shade on the Belstaff and Julien MacDonald runway.
And of course, there is my favourite color of all time, purple. Even electric purple. The color is just so rich, striking and flattering to most skin tones! I'm loving these two shades on the Gucci and Prada runway.
Photo Credit: Elle.com

30 Comments:

Blogger dianabobar said...

summer without colors is like winter without black!
:)
right?

5/23/2007 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Wow ! Who would've ever thought? LOL. :]

P.S. Do you have any suggested summer readings? Thanks <33

5/23/2007 10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! These are bright! I know of some really sexy banana colored flats that would go fabulous with many of these outfits. If only I could steal them from my friend!

5/23/2007 11:32 PM  
Blogger victoria said...

yeah...neon doesn't work for my skin tone. but, in the beginning of spring i started craving the color yellow and apple green. my favorite accessories this spring have been a big, bright yellow bangle and apple green, super pointy-toe pumps.

5/24/2007 12:04 AM  
Blogger pinup_girl said...

The Christopher Kane collection is absolutely darling!

5/24/2007 2:34 AM  
Blogger The Stiletto Effect said...

Last summer I was into bright colors, but this season I'm into dark ones... I love black and grey (but these go very well with white or red)
I love the red Prada ribbon/turban in the picture
Purple is a great color too
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Su
(susanadaily.blogspot.com)

5/24/2007 3:13 AM  
Anonymous Roxanne said...

I LOVE the cobalt blue. LOVE IT! It's officially my new favorite color I think.

5/24/2007 4:37 AM  
Anonymous banana shoes said...

haha once again i spotted a trend before i even saw it...neon baby!


p.s. Caroline I still love that Prada Turban <3

5/24/2007 6:32 AM  
Anonymous Rachel C said...

You really should do a post on colourful jeans, I'm surprised you haven't.
Loves x

5/24/2007 7:07 AM  
Blogger Fashionistakay said...

I didn't think of this as a trend but I love this selection!
Could you give me suggestions on my blog?

5/24/2007 12:08 PM  
Blogger To The Max said...

Cobalt blue is THE hottest colour ever - fluoro green and yellow NEVER - check out the fluoro sunglasses on Style.com!!!

5/24/2007 2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The styling of the entire DSquared2 show was just............yeuch.

5/24/2007 4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that neon is in right now! It's the perfect compliment to a tan. I found an awesome dress in bright orange coral at bluefly

5/24/2007 10:02 PM  
Blogger Ali said...

Personally, I love the colours. The blues, greens and even some of the pinks look great with pale skin and dark hair.

5/24/2007 10:21 PM  
Blogger Model Citzen said...

love the color, and i'm still not over that prada turban. is there something seriously wrong with me? are YOU over it?

5/24/2007 11:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about thinking neons are a faux-pas...but I think the trend from a few years ago of mixing lots of different colors together and generally bright colours sort of made the way for this.

I also had a question for you...do you think skinny jeans are going to become a faux-pas soon, or are they going to be a sort of classic wardrobe staple?

5/25/2007 4:01 AM  
Anonymous claire said...

can you write on the latest trend for wallet please?

5/25/2007 4:20 AM  
Blogger Poster Girl said...

The bright hues and neon colors are growing on me this season. I love hot pink and cobalt blue. Since I'm a bit timid when it comes to attention-grabbing colors, I'll start with small splashes of brights, eg., on accessories or nail polish. I think neon also looks great when paired with lots of white. I saw a great neon window display at Zara in London...see my blog for photos :)

http://fashiontrendguide.blogspot.com

5/25/2007 7:51 PM  
Anonymous Eye On You said...

NEON is back and is looking good! Color have become very important now-a-days. It keeps the spirits up. Let's get ready for the summer!!!!

5/26/2007 12:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

finally someone designs colorful clothes. I love the yellow dress on the first pic but oh-my-gosh the model is skinny..and i also love the purple dresses..they are not

5/30/2007 4:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone please feed those models!!!!

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those are really bright colors and some of the dresses are very short, but they looks so good and sexy! I will buy the red one or a similar one!

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