It is said to be the color of passion and love, and it has always been responsible for coloring hearts, at least on paper. A symbolic color that is one of the favorites in the fashion industry, evidence of this is the well-known “Valentino red” or the famous red soles of Christian Louboutin’s shoes, but also the well-known red lipstick from Chanel. This autumn-winter, red is once again presented as an independent trend, full of strength and vitality, it is the protagonist of catwalks such as Bottega Veneta, Ferragamo, Blumarine, Alberta Ferretti and Dolce&Gabbana.
Red is able to attract everyone’s attention and conveys great emotions and messages ranging from passion to love, but also attractiveness and opulence. In the fashion world, red represents elegance, glamor and strength. A color that is also perfect for everyday wear and evening events, where it becomes a statement of intent. In fact, not only is it a celebrity favorite, but it’s also the color of the carpet itself.
Rick coat from Simorra. RRP: €448
And the red carpet dates back to the Greeks, when people with greater purchasing power walked on this carpet that only they could walk on. Then it became a symbol of absolute luxury, which merchants soon noticed, and from then on it went straight to hotels or trains, where customers were literally treated “like kings”. However, it was only in 1964 that the red carpet acquired the importance it has today, since that year it was decided to broadcast the arrival of actors and actresses at the Oscars, thus turning it into a show.
Although we had previously experienced a strong fever for pink, now red has come to topple it, and the fashion catwalks have declared it so. Valentino, Givenchy, Balenciaga and Dior are some of the major houses that have adopted the color red in all its forms, that is, from vibrant and striking tones to deeper and darker shades of red. In the silhouettes, elegant patterns stand out in dresses, maxi wool coats or lace details and this color allows nothing other than an increase in femininity. This is confirmed by such iconic dresses as Hubert de Givenchy’s design for Audrey Hepburn in “Funny Face”, Jessica Rabbit’s sequin dress or Julia Roberts’ Bardot neckline in “Pretty Woman”.
Savage Red Dress by Koahari. RRP: €250
You could say that it is the most celebrated color in fashion and that those who show it are aware of its power. Red endures year after year, from ancient times when it was a very expensive color to produce, to today as a symbol of luxury and elegance. A sound that is not missing in any of its forms in everyday life.
This is how you can combine the color of the season
It is not always easy to combine these types of striking colors, although it is true that once you master the art you will understand the difference between a spectacular look and a simpler one. That’s why it’s important to opt for neutral tones that make red the clear protagonist of the style. On the contrary, there are other risky combinations that also look great, such as red with pink, green or orange.
Red rubber boots from Hunter. RRP: €150
Another trick, as with color mixing, is to use prints or textures that help us give depth to the style, as long as there is a balance in it and they are not abused. Accessories should not be missing either, key pieces that enhance the look, such as decorative shoes, a black bag or gold jewelry.
Queen Heart earrings from Joys. RRP: €3.99
There is no doubt that red is the color of this new season and you will soon fall in love with it because it feels so good and is so versatile to wear.