Issue 108
Red Romance
From New York to Paris, fashion is in love with the lady in red this season.
ike blood. The color red has intrigued fashion from the very beginning. This season, its statement is stronger than ever before. Expanding beyond its dominance on the red carpet to give us lively looks that resuscitate fashion from the doom and gloom feeling of the colder and duller seasons of the year. To turn heads, designers naturally showcased total looks. Confidence is the key to the trend, which lets sleek silhouettes and clean cuts speak. Exhibit A is the Versace collection, where Donatella Versace favors strict militarian influence as oppose to oozing sexuality through suggestive outfits.

The red hot trend is also driven by textures, as different materials like wool, leather and fur are all thrown into the mix. Inspired by Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film “The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant”, Miuccia Prada wrapped her Prada woman up in sumptuous frivolousness - whether it is a fuzzy fur dress with a small red silk scarf or a slithering silk wrap dress. The same opulence is seen on the Tom Ford runway, as the London-based Texan dressed his siren in rich velvet evening looks in cherry red. Valentino, on the other hand, created a modern fairytale using lace, silk crepe, and tulle; while Dolmenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana made us fantasize with their enchanted collection, which included pretty riding hood capes adorned with mythical motives.

Photography by Vicki King; styling by Laetitia Mannessier; make-up by Michelle Dacillo; hair by Satomi Suzuki; models: Carmen Julia and Kiera Greenwood / Select.
Opening Image: jumper by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi; dress by LF Markey; socks by Adidas. RIGHT: jumper by Pingue; shirt worn as skirt LF Markey.
Words by Carrie Lau