In the fashion world it is believed that only one or two seismic changes happen per decade. Examples of this are the butt-crack baring “bumbsters” Alexander McQueen introduced in the mid-90s (see photo left), spawning the low rise phenomenon, and the platform shoe wave set off by Nicolas Ghesquiére in 2006. Color is being touted as THE next BIG thing in a way that rivals these two long running fashion phenomenons.
Whether that happens or not remains to be seen. As an industry insider, the translation of the message is, “even if your personal style and your closet is deeply rooted in black and neutrals, you could end up surprising yourself (and probably everyone you know) by suddenly wearing orange, fuchsia or chartreuse!” If it doesn’t happen this season, it probably never will!
The colors for Fall 2011 are bold, rich, get-noticed jewel shades. Red jeans, candy colored cashmere cardigans, primary colored shoes and handbags. Not only will color add zing to your closet, it’s also an instant mood lifter.