2018’s A/W season brings not only the usual rich, dark colours for the cold weather, but also some unexpected shades for the time of year. This autumn, you can expect to see a variety of colours ranging from vibrant primary colours to futuristic metallics, as well as earthy tones and even contrasting neon and pastel shades! With such a wide variety of shades available, you can easily bring some colour into your wardrobe and brighten up those gloomy autumn days. Here are the top fashion colours you can expect to see this autumn:
1. Every Shade of Brown
Every shade of brown has appeared on A/W catwalks this year, with 70s tones even making a reappearance. Designers like Self Portrait showcased a simple, rust-coloured trench coat, while Jacquemus featured a slouchy, relaxed, chocolate brown knitted dress and Rochas mixed beige and tan shades. Brown is arguably the new black this coming season and its earthy tones will add warmth to any outfit, so this easy-to-wear fashion colour is one you can definitely expect to see all over the high street this autumn!
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2. Metallic Silver
Silver is an unexpected fashion trend for A/W 2018, but has been one of the most dominant colours on this year’s catwalks. The high shine nature of this shade makes it bold, cool and futuristic, with an air of sci-fi to holographic pieces. While Givenchy went for 1920s glamour with a metallic tassel dress, Tom Ford took inspiration from 1980s power dressing for his striking silver sequin blazer and leggings combination. Alberta Ferretti also showcased a sensational, metallic silver, full-length evening gown with a deep-plunging neckline. If you’ve got a party to go to soon and you like to make a statement, silver could be the colour for you this autumn season!
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This bright, timeless colour dominated the 2018 A/W catwalks at New York Fashion Week. This bold shade of red is a powerful colour, that will bring out its wearer’s inner confidence and help to break up the grey and black colours typical of the cooler seasons. Designers including Valentino, Marc Jacobs and Zadig & Voltaire all featured red in their runway shows, with everything from ballgowns to coats to knitwear and boots appearing in scarlet. If you don’t want to brave all-red outfit, why not try red accessories to brighten up a simpler look? You can expect to see these vibrant fashion colours everywhere this autumn!
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Ultra Violet was named Colour of the Year 2018 by Pantone and variations of this shade have been seen all over runways this year. Following on from Gucci and Balenciaga who featured this purple hues in their spring/summer ranges, designers like Moschino, David Koma, Alberta Ferreti and Tibi have showcased all kinds of violet colours for next season. From lilacs to lavenders, plums and mauves, there is a pretty purple shade to suit everyone and you can expect to see this colour in all its forms all over high street fashion this autumn!
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In contrast to some of the more vibrant colour trends of the season, pastel tones are also in style this autumn! An unexpected trend for the time of year, feminine pastels make for an easy transition from the summer and have an air of innocence and romance to them. While Ermanno Scervino designed a stunning, soft rose ruffle dress, Roland Mouret offered a more wearable pastel pink trench coat. Lilac was another popular pastel shade with designers like Ashley Williams and Miu Miu and baby blues were also popular on the 2018 A/W catwalks. This is just one of the fashion colours you can definitely expect to see this autumn!
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6. All Kinds of Blue
Like the array of browns seen on catwalks this year, all kinds of blue were also featured for A/W 2018. Every shade from baby blue to royal blue to elegant navy, has featured in trouser suits, coats, knitwear and evening dresses. The shade ‘Nebulas Blue’ was showcased in Prabal Gurung’s oversized jumper dress and Tibi also opted for a floaty gown in this vibrant shade, contrasted against an orange jacket. Deep blue navy colours also took centre stage in evening dresses by Tadashi Shoji and Blumarine, while Stella McCartney played around with blue leather. Whatever shade you choose, you can expect blue to be big this autumn!
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7. Emerald Green
This jewel tone has dominated the European fashion scene for the A/W 2018 season, with designers like Elie Saab, Lanvin and Alexander McQueen showcasing emerald green in some striking catwalk pieces. This shade is both elegant and effortless and will suit every hair colour and skin tone. It can be worn as an overall block colour without looking over the top and can also be used to add colour to monochrome outfits, by swapping black trousers for emerald green ones or adding accessories. Embellishments add drama and make this rich colour look even more expensive. If you want to brighten up your dull autumn/winter wardrobe, why not try out this luxurious deep shade of green? You can definitely expect to see this gorgeous colour on the high street over the coming months!
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Neon shades may not be the most practical colour trend of the year, but they are making a big comeback as part of the 1980s revival for A/W 2018. The neon look, which first appeared on the spring/summer catwalks, has gone even further for autumn and you can expect to see bright fuchsias, lime greens and neon yellows and oranges everywhere next season. Krizia featured a head-to-toe neon orange outfit, while Louis Vuitton even brought youthful neon colours to their men’s runway. If you like to stand out, this may be the trend for you this autumn! However, to make it more wearable, you can opt for neon accents to add a bright pop of colour to simpler outfits. You can expect to see neon fashion colours everywhere this autumn!
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These are just some up the fashion colours you can expect to see this autumn. With such a huge colour palette to choose from, there should be something for everyone!