It's plain to see from our A/W 21 trend report that colour has a huge part to play for the second half of the year. The forthcoming season is set to be bold and rather beautiful with super-bright, densely pigmented shades taking a prime position across many a key designer collection. You'll find ultra-saturated coral, highlighter yellow, neon, Kelly and emerald green, lipstick red, juicy orange and punchy cobalt blue. There's an omnipresent pink aura throughout the runways, with every option available—from light baby pink to deep fuchsia—but perhaps that's no surprise considering how well established the pink colour trend already is at this point in the year. Perhaps a more surprising addition is the noticeable rise in purple: It's a divisive colour, for sure, but it's backed by the likes of Loewe, Ferragamo, Prada and more, so you know fashion people are going to take this seriously.
On the other end of the spectrum is a sea of minimalism: soft beige and oatmeal, wintry grey and plenty of brown. It's a more sophisticated palette, but it's certainly more sombre. Mid-blue denim underpins many looks and works well with both these more sumptuous tones and the aforementioned super-brights. What is worth noting, however, is that there is very little in between these two extremes. There's a rainbow on offer, and it's up to you whether you wear one of these colours head to toe, mix them in with equally vibrant different hues or soften them with neutrals. Keep scrolling for the colour trends we think will take off this autumn.
1. THE SUPER-SATURATED BRIGHTS
Courtesy of Versace
Head-to-toe canary yellow at Versace.
Courtesy of Molly Goddard
A vibrant pinky-red tulle dress at Molly Goddard.
Courtesy of Prada
Prada combined shades of electric blue alongside purple and black.