Red. The colour that once has been shocking, kept for a certain class of women during the beginning of the 21st century, that then became a statement colour for daring women in the twenties and then safely landed in our every day dressing habits.
Red is known for being the colour of passion, of strength and above all, of love.
The Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear shows have proved to be more than innovating to create a proper comeback for this timeless colour. While Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi and Alessandra Facchinetti at Tod’s kept it classy with respectively a nearly orange ensemble and a classic A-line dress, Christopher Kane and Proenza Schouler dared to create cut-out knee length dresses to be worn by day or by night.
Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, within his first collection for Gucci that contained, amongst others, midi skirts, paired with transparent net-tops, achieved to create a perfect balanced dress for the young yet not totally grown up women. With its high neck line, over the knee length and dispersed ruffles, without mentioning its deep colour,that quietly reminds of the melancholic but mysterious red Edward Hopper used in his artwork, it contains all the components for a perfect day-dress.
FYI: Garance Doré is listing up the main reasons, why red is always a good idea. THIS WAY.
Pictures: property of Style.com
Background: American Locomotive, 1944, Edward Hopper