Shades of Red and Purple
Red and Purple on the Runway
Shades of red and purple have been making their way down the runways of this biggest and brightest names in fashion this season. From rich and sophisticated to bright, graphic and bold to muted and transparent, almost every shade of red and purple had a presence on the runway.
Alberta Ferretti – Resort 2015
Alberta Ferretti was probably my favorite of the Resort 2015 season. Rich cranberry red paired with deep aubergine, with orchid accents that incorporated color blocking and cleverly placed embroideries. Vibrant, textured, and very sophisticated.
Chanel’s Resort 2015 collection was a tribute to old Marrakech. Moroccan mosaic prints, Islamic fretwork motifs, florals inspired by the tiles of old Marrakech, and delicate embroidered cutouts were shown in soft and transparent shades of red and purple. Sheers were used throughout and resulted in soft, romantic yet modern silhouettes.
Diane von Furstenberg – Resort 2015
For her Resort 2015 collection, Diane von Furstenberg offered up bright, oversized, graphic florals in lean silhouettes. Red and purple were used in conjunction with black and white for a look that is not for the color or pattern shy.
Red and Purple for the Home
Not only was red and purple seen on the runways in the latest round of fashion shows in Europe and New York, but red and purple were also seen at several of the home and furnishings trade shows I recently attended. The wall ovens shown above are from Dacor‘s newest introduction, the DacorMatch Color System, which offers a selection of stock colors including the Pantone Color of 2014 – Radiant Orchid and red (both shown above)
During a quick stop in the Surya showroom at High Point Market lavender and red rugs and pillows caught my eye – the combination of colors is stunning.
I’m not sure where the red and purple trend will be going from here, but I’m liking what I see so far! Would you invest in furnishings or accessories for the home that incorporates red and purple used together? I can see red accents in the kitchen – hey…look at the red knobs on the Wolf range! However, I’m not so sure about a wall oven or range in radiant orchid – that would never fly in my house full of boys. As far as sporting red and purple in my wardrobe? Absolutely! I What do you think -are you a fan of red and purple used together?