The return of color | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Proenza Schouler


For the longest time since 2016, we talked about millennial pink. It was in every fashion color story. It even invaded interior design.


Early this year, we got to know Gen Z yellow. It was a pleasing hue that evoked lazy afternoons, tinted shades and a sense of nostalgia.


Just a few months ago, the trend shifted to loud and eye-catching neon, particularly neon green. It was an exciting shade that became the color of choice for entire outfits, as well as accessories.


It also updated the everyday shirt to go with a pair of comfortable denim pants. Even I got enamored with the color and gave in to a pair of green-shade boots.


The color instantly added fun to anything I wore. It was also a great challenge for me to go beyond the usual.


Fashion is always about experimenting how far one can go with creativity.


Ann Demeulemeester




The way we play with color is limitless. Color allows us to stand out and make a statement.


For example, the solitary red dress in the latest Ann Demeulemeester was striking and made a defining mark on the runway amid a sea of black ensembles.


Even the most minimalist of us need a hint of color.


I’m a big fan of Bottega Veneta’s Spring/Summer collection. Daniel Lee showed his expertise without the need for hype. One fresh look is the pair of purple quilted heels. I know purple may not be the easiest shade to pull off, but with the right neutral suit, it could work.


There are people who aren’t afraid of color and will go for a maximalist statement.


Bottega Veneta


At Margiela, maximum color  seemed to be the theme, as a black-and-white coat was splashed with red and violet. It made the  fabric assume a life of its own. I’ll be on the lookout for the fashion savant who can pull off the look in the coming days.


If you’re not happy with too much color, you can always have the monochromatic look. It can be safe and fun.


When I spotted an orange look at Isabel Marant, it transported me to a pleasant, sunny day in the park. I have a feeling this shade of orange might land on everybody’s wardrobe soon.


If you aren’t yet over Gen Z yellow, maybe you’ll fancy a dress from Proenza Schouler. I like how it can pass for good office wear. With the right heels, it can also be a dress for a formal dinner.


Who says you have to stick to just black?


Isabel Marant


Maison Margiela
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