As far as fashion myths go (and there are a lot of them, for some reason), the idea that industry people only wear black has to be one of the funniest in 2018. From Technicolor dream coats (the most common form these loud colours are spotted in) through to more specific pieces (purple and lilac trousers are particularly popular right now), there are countless colourways currently in demand, and they're all being showcased by the very same women at the very epicentre of this falsehood. On the global streets of fashion week (there's always a catwalk show happening somewhere), you'll find hundreds of new hue formulas—29 of which we've charted here.
When you feel like your colour and print clash is getting OTT, just add sombre tailoring.
Stylists often diffuse striking hues with white basics. Exhibit A: this turquoise jacket–and–white roll-neck combination.
Purple pants = our new obsession. There's a great Gucci pair, should you also feel inclined to try them out.
When the rest of your outfit is neutral, it is the prime time to whip out a fun faux-fur coat in a fabulous colour.
Unexpected colour combinations are the Scandi girl's greatest skill—try mauve and pea-green sometime soon.
Neon + denim. It just works.
Top and tail the calmer colours in your wardrobe with a vibrant knit and jewel-coloured shoes.
Yes, fuschia works with black shoes and lilac isn't just worn by grannies.
Sometimes it's a case of going all in on the trend, even if that means thinking through every possibly accessory combination.
Top tip: Choose the spectrum of colours you want to work with and go tonal—this look is a perfect ode to blue.
Who says you have to stop with your clothes? There are bright hair trends to tackle this year too.
Fresh acidic shades always work well together, so feel free to combine lemon, lime and orange (even outside of the summer months).
Anoraks are trending (bet you didn't think we'd say that), particularly in bright sporty shades like this one.
An all-red outfit always works in tandem with black shoes and a plain beige coat.
See what we mean? You can always swap your trusty black ankle boots for something more adventurous though.
Another combination the fashion crowd can't get enough of—Millennial Pink and scarlet.
However, the more directional dressers out there are now introducing orange—and lots of it.
Whether warm cardigan, layered blazer or full-length wool coat, the message on how to wear brights right now is loud and clear: Wear them when it's cold out.
A wild formula of brights and mismatched prints can always be tamed by slouchy denim and sneaks.
The drama of black and red never fades—you don't have to coordinate with your BFF to make an entrance.
Mustard is one of the more offbeat colours taking up space in many a cool wardrobe—we've actually noticed it sneaking up as a trainer trend.
When in doubt, throw a shiny red mac at the situation.
In essence, the new rules are that there are no rules—so where you'd usually think twice, give a new formula a go and see how it makes you feel.
Lavender and lipstick red—it's the spring pairing you're going to see a lot during fashion month.
Loose layers always tend to look cooler when it comes to bright colour combinations.
Who knew aquamarine, pale turquoise and shades of orange and red could be such perfect partners?
Another styling trick we've deduced from these vibrant street style looks—snake print is the new neutral to be worn with look-at-me coats.