Unpredictable colour combinations from SS16 you can try

A multihued vision


By Wei Yeen Loh

Unpredictable colour combinations from SS16 you can try

Despite a wave of monochromatic collections made of simple, utilitarian silhouettes on the runway as of late, you can’t deny that colour will always be trending, especially when it clashes so discordantly that it actually makes sense. If you have always shied away from colour contrasts because you fear you’d end up resembling a walking traffic light, you’d be surprised at how some colour combinations may work if you wear it right.


Spring/Summer 2016 saw an infusion of colour from the usual names in the industry, along with a few others who went out of their comfort zone with brighter colour palettes, from Miu Miu, Dries Van Noten, Roksanda, Fausto Puglisi to Haider Ackermann, Christopher Kane, and Gucci. Here are some colour combinations you can pull off:


Blue + orange

Blue is usually paired with colours reminiscent of the Union Jack (red, white, blue), but blue and orange makes a refreshing combination that isn’t too jarring or outlandish. Bright orange and navy blue was spotted at Sportmax, and a pale orange and faded blue at Roksanda.


Pink + green

While red and green is wonderfully Christmassy and festive-appropriate, go for pink and green for an unusual switch-up. Start out with pairing green with a subtle blush pink (Gucci), or go all out with vivid pink against green like how Monique Lhuillier did it.


Jewel tones

The beauty about deep jewel tones is that you can pair most together without worrying about discordance. Take notes from how Jason Wu did it, with deep teal and rust separates, whereas Alber Elbaz styled four different colours together (eggplant, blue, red, and chartreuse).


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