With the arrival of the warmer seasons, it's time to open the wardrobe doors and check that you have all the colours of summer to mix and match your new looks. To find out more about the latest colours and trends in fashion wear, shoes and bags, take a peek at the collections of the main designers houses and international brands at the Spring / Summer 2015 fashion shows. A variety of rich tones, perfect to create a wardrobe that is both stylish and glamorous: here are the 5 top colours that you can't do without this summer.
For the Pantone Color Institute, which since 1990 announces the colour of the year, making a prediction on the shades that designers and consumers will use for the next 12 months, the colour of 2015 is Marsala. This mix between burgundy and brown is ultra-chic and reflects the grace and the confidence of women with class. A glance at the catwalks of Daniel Silverstain, Creatures of the Wind and Hervé Léger shows just how versatile and attractive this shade is. Purple matches marsala perfectly, to add to give a touch of glamour to one's look in all its shades, from light pastel to dark purple.
Classic Blue is a passpartout colour, elegant enough to replace black for an evening look, but also perfect for a more casual look so typical of summer, like the marina look. This colour inspires harmony and feelings of trust and reliability, and it is also a perfect match with Marsala, the colour of the year. Trussardi, Pamella Roland, Emporio Armani, Ermanno Scervino have all used classic Blue for their Capri style pants, jackets, evening gowns and outwear garments: there is something to suit all tastes.
The shade of classic Red, in all its variations, is a must for the wardrobe of summer 2015. In fact, red is one of those colours that never cease to reflect passion and energy and, of course, attracts the attention of the top fashion designers who do their best to present the shades of red with new perspectives, from the more innovate to the more chic. In the RED Valentino collection, red is accompanied by shades of blue and white, Jean Paul Gaultier chooses bold design solutions which become even more energetic and fascinating in red, for Zuhair Murad, like Dolce & Gabbana, it is the colour of intense femininity.
Bright and energetic, Toasted Almond is one of the best shades when mixing and matching colours, and is perfect worn with black, white and blue. Come classy tips come from David Hart, who uses it for patterns and applications, and even coordinating his beach accessories. David Tlale offers one of the most feminine and pretty options, while Jay Godfrey and Nonoo create practical pieces for outwear with a touch of classic elegance.
Luxurious, yet natural and relaxing, the Ice White (present in all the collections in recent years) is the perfect match for both warm and cold tones. Dennis Basso uses it for matching mini-dresses and coats; whereas M.PATMOS goes for an ultra-casual combination. Hugo Boss, Alexis Mabille, Max Mara and Diane Von Furstenberg have also shown their love for this timeless colour on the catwalks this year.