Bright ideas

Bright colours lift the mood and save us from a sea of gloomy greys and depressing darks. This season, any colour is in fashion as long as it’s bright. The strongest looks used clever tailoring and the same shade from head to toe. 

Majoring on colour works better in the Scottish climate than some of the season’s other catwalk trends. We’re not ready for skin tight Lycra cat-suits or the darkly romantic gothic confections made of the sheerest lace and tulle that graced the runways of Paris, London and Milan. It looks great, but is likely to scare small children in Sainsbury’s. Instead we’re looking to easy to wear ideas like the voluminous yellow wool coats shown at both Pucci and Loewe, Issey Miyake’s restrained lilac coats and trousers look, Akris’s juicy orange and apricot combo or the scarlet power suits shown by Chanel and Michael Kors.  

Here’s our selection of bright ideas…

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