Trend Minute: The rise of yellow

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In the past handful of runway shows, designers have been taking more and more risk with colour. It’s no longer cut and dry with dark palettes for Autumn/Winter and bright colours for Spring/Summer.

Instead, brands are blurring seasonal lines adding popping shades such as yellow to their cold weather assortments for footwear and accessories. In the past two catwalk seasons specifically, designers have showcased a range of yellow tones on footwear and accessories that have transseasonal wearability. 

Brighter, lightened up hues for Spring/Summer will slowly become deeper and more golden among assortments as we move into colder weather, but both tonal ranges are perfectly wearable throughout the year. 

Yellow provides an opportunity, especially for footwear and accessory brands, to create items that will be standouts in a retail space, rather than be an extra to a merchandised outfit. A smaller allowable canvas on a shoe or a bag for example gives consumers the ability to purchase a more showy piece for their wardrobe, without being too over-the-top.

And for those of you LOOKING to stand out in head-to-toe yellow, you can check out Versace, Moschino, and Philipp Plein for your bright-as-the-sun inspiration.

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