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The color combinations featured on the SS22 runway were an exciting departure from the more demure looks of past seasons. It's a sign that bold, vibrant colors are here to stay as fashion continues to experiment with eclectic color blocking that represents a brighter future for the industry.
Vibrant colors are nothing new in fashion. However, between the initial lockdown at the very beginning of the pandemic to the subsequent waves that have followed, there hasn’t been much reason to celebrate. But with the world gradually returning to “normal’’, the fashion industry is following suit. Not only do vibrant colors have a beneficial impact on our mood and emotional wellbeing but they also express to the world (and to ourselves) a positive outlook as we look toward the future.
In a collection inspired by Michael Halpern’s childhood memories of the New York City Ballet, vibrant colors were on display in the forms of dresses filled with multicolored feathers, color-blocked strings and even one resembling the shape of a cocoon spotted with a kaleidoscope effect.
Comme des Garçons
Comme des Garçons is known for its avant garde aesthetic. And Rei Kawakubo didn’t disappoint as models walked down the runway in giant portable structures printed with bright green leaves and bows as well as electric pink flowers. Not to mention the different-colored plastic cartoon wigs that added to the whimsical charm of the collection.
You can always expect Tom Ford to present a collection that grabs your attention. In between the unbuttoned shirts and the lamé tailoring, there were racer back tanks paired with basketball shorts and track pants stitched in colored neon sequins like fuschia, orange, acid green and cyan blue.
With a color palette plucked from the island of Kauai, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough created a collection perfect for an island destination getaway. Models sported fringed dresses and cotton jacquard suits in vivid tones of coral, yellow and orange that conveyed a sense of optimism and joy post-pandemic.