Scarlet fever: The most romantic looks from the #NYFW runway

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a few (somewhat clichéd) references to hearts and roses – and, of course, the token, associated shades of red.

But from Anya Hindmarch’s chubby hearts on the streets of London, to Jonathan Simkhai’s red slip dresses in his suffragette-inspired show,  the colour red- and all its connotations- is revamped this Valentine’s Day.

As red prevails in its various tones and forms, we’re picking our favourite red, romantic looks hitting the New York Fashion Week runways at this season.

WGSN have been predicting and reporting on red for sometime, and subscribers can delve into exactly why it’s an essential colour in our Colour Intelligence: The Importance of Red report.


Fiery formalwear from Alice + Olivia, Prabal Gurung and Oscar de la Renta



Tibi, Zero + Maria Cornejo and Area add statement boots to romantic reds




Offset by the red carpets and opulent backdrop of New York’s Grand Lodge – powerful reds dominated at Christian Siriano


This season, WGSN subscribers can head to WGSN Catwalks Live  to catch every look moments after it comes down the runway.

For more catwalk analysis and industry insight from our team, head to the Catwalks section on WGSN.

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