Spring 2017 Trend Report: Purple

Purple can be tough. While it’s a playful colour, it is not typically considered very professional. Finding colours to go with it can be a challenge at first, so it was surprising to see purples from lavender to rich plum shades all over the Spring 2017 runways! As always, all these looks are pulled from design houses helmed by women!

Above: Rachel Comey Spring 2017

Above: Alberta Ferretti Spring 2017

Above: Alessandra Rich Spring 2017

Above: Attico, Spring 2017

Above: Rodarte Spring 2017

Above: Temperley London Spring 2017

Above: ThreeasFour Spring 2017

Above: Veronique Leroy, Spring 2017

Above: Versace, Spring 2017

 

All images from Vogue Runway.

Milan Rainbow: Fall 2016

A look from every colour of the rainbow–all from the Fall 2016 collections from Milan–based female designers!

RED 

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Above: Trussardi Fall 2016

ORANGE

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Above: Alberta Ferretti Fall 2016

YELLOW

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Above: Ports 1961 Fall 2016

GREEN

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Above: Prada Fall 2016

BLUE

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Above: Versace Fall 2016

INDIGO

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Above: Etro Fall 2016

VIOLET

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Above: Trussardi Fall 2016

Bibliostyle: Catherynne M. Valente’s “Radiance”

 

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Above: Trussardi Fall 2015

The window stayed shut. The door swung open and a pair of long, long legs slid out. Legs like a pilgrimage. Silver stockings, pumpkin pumps, suit green as the salads I haven’t seen in years. Her scarf was a scrap of silk the same colour as the Talbot, disappearing down her cleavage–which, I’m happy to report, was both substantial and on display. The dame didn’t even get out. She leaned her elbows on her knees and plunked her sweet little face down into her hands. She was tall, but delicately built, like a moth. She had rouge on, but not a slut brand. The expensive stuff. The kind that comes in colours with names. The kind that comes from home. From Earth, where you can make anything as easy as tripping and falling. Lipstick to match her shoes. Eyelashes as long as my thumb, tipped in a soft fuchsia fringe. Nails to match her big violet eyes. I bet she had the shade done up special–the nails or the eyes; I wouldn’t know which. A classy piece by any measure. She smelled like accounts receivable. She looked like old money. The kind of money that can ship a Talbot all the way to the outer planets without chipping the paint.

  • From Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente

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Above: Missoni Fall 2015

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Above: Miu Miu Pre-Fall 2016

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Above: Versace Resort 2016

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Above: Mary Katrantzou Pre-Fall 2016

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Above: Rosie Assoulin Resort 2016

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Above: Camilla and Marc Pre-Fall 2016

Milan Rainbow: Fall 2015

As we did for the Spring 2015 Milan shows, here are the best looks per colour of the rainbow for a little ROY G. BIV inspiration as seen on the runway from the Fall ’15 shows. As always, these looks were selected from design houses headed by women!

RED

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Above: Alberta Ferretti, Fall 2015

ORANGE

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Above: Missoni Fall 2015

YELLOW

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Above: Versace Fall 2015

GREEN

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Above: Trussardi Fall 2015

BLUE

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Above: Prada, Fall 2015

INDIGO

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Above: Stella Jean, Fall 2015

VIOLET

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Above: Vivetta Fall 2015

Want more Fall 2015 runway inspiration? See all of our favourite looks from Milan for the Fall 2015 shows here.

The Closet Feminist: Top 5 Pins August 2015

Our most popular pins right now seem to be mostly focused on the Resort 2016 lookbooks. At The Closet Feminist, we pin every major fashion season, focusing exclusively on the collections designed by women. We comment on the diversity–or lack thereof, of a designer’s runway presentation or lookbook.

TOP 5 PINS ON THE CLOSET FEMINIST CURRENTLY

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from the Alberta Ferretti Resort 2016 collection

We love that Ferretti took care to book a model of colour, making this lookbook one of the more diverse that we saw for the Resort 2016 collections. Also, the skirt-pants situation on the model on the left are amazing!

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from the Monique Lhullier Resort 2016 collection

Did you know that Lhullier is a woman of colour? This is rare in the world of high fashion, which is notoriously lacking in diversity.

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from ” The 10 Items Every Curvy Girl Needs in Her Closet”

The only pin not about the Resort 2016 collections in this list focuses on 10 top must-have ‘plus’ clothing items.

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from Versace Resort 2016 

Like Alberta Ferretti, Versace’s Resort 2016 collection lookbook was conscientious in including a model of colour. If we consider both the popularity of these pins, and what the content of these pins themselves represent, might we suggest that Pinterest fans and fashion fiends want to see more diverse content?

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from the Rachel Zoe Resort 2016 collection

This cool look from Rachel Zoe seems in line with the Spring/Summer 2016 trend we saw on the runways–warm-weather suiting!

 

 

Want to see our pins on other fashion seasons, focusing exclusively on collections designed by women? Here are a few more of our recent boards

Couture Spring 2015 

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2015

Milan Fashion Week Fall 2015

London Fashion Week Fall 2015

New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 

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