Monochrome is the word of the season. This is nothing new as we saw the trend thriving last fashion month, but it was nowhere as popular as it is today. I already talked to you about the monochrome trend in the form of New York’s all-black. This translates from English to Italian and black to red on the runway at Milan Fashion Week.
Just like black, I feel like the color red speaks to anyone surrounding the person who is wearing it. It’s almost screaming, “I AM BOLD AND UNAFRAID.”
The trend has a hint of Blair Waldorf in it as we see red tights on several runways as well.
I mean if Taylor Swift wrote an entire album about red it has to mean a lot, right? This comes in all different shapes of dresses, coats, and more.
Since last fall, when I think of Fendi the sock boot comes to mind. Now it’s the thigh-high red boot that is ruling Karl’s catwalk. This show, like many of those from the Milan episode of fashion month, comes with a ’70s vibe. The all red looks featured here are conservative yet sexy. Kendall Jenner (far left) looks like Margot Tenenbaum if Wes Anderson envisioned her in red.
When I think of Max Mara I envision a more minimalistic set of designs and I love how easily red translates into this formula. The show opened up with a plethora of red and transitioned to other monochromatic color options. While Fendi favored dark reds, the brightness of Max Mara appears as a contrast. This blood orange shade is an even bolder start to a show like this. I’m actually fangirling over it as we speak.
And these weren’t the only fashion houses that centralized around red. Here are more of my favorite monochrome looks…
Photos Courtesy of Vogue Runway