Flaming Red: The Hottest AW23 Shade
Throughout the year there's been a few colour trends, in the summer it was Barbie pink and now the hottest shade for AW23 is red! The colour trends have metaphorically been a joyful 'jog-on' from those grey lockdown days and it just goes to show how much of an influence colourful clothing has on our morale. Whether we decide to create monochrome looks with the colour trend or mix it up with other complimentary vibrant colours, colour experimentation encourages 'dopamine dressing'; where we wear what makes us feel good without being too meticulous about what matches.
Well, what's so special about red? Red is a colour that the brain recognises faster than any other colour, which is why it's often used for 'stop' traffic lights, danger signs and fast food chain logos - so we can react with them immediately. In other words, it's one of the best colours to wear if you're wanting to make an entrance or a statement, whilst adding elegance and power to a look. Marissa Galante Frank (Bloomingdale's Fashion Director) says the shade is "strong and sexy!" We got our first glimpse of red at Copenhagen Fashion Week, where designers hinted us with flashes of red in their collections and now you'll notice more and more of it as the weeks go by. Ultimately, the colour red gives classic, tailored pieces an element of excitement and reforms everyday basics. From crimsons to tomato reds, scarlets to burgundy; add a touch of red to your wardrobe!
Written by Giovanna Scozzari