NYFW Diary: Orange Obsession for Spring 2015

Karen Weaver

Today, I am talking about the color Orange.  I’ll resist the obvious play on the hit series “Orange is the New Black”, but, in all seriousness, Orange IS having a major moment.  Sartorially speaking, we saw orange from the streets to the runways at Fashion Week. For examples of how to wear the trend for Fall, check out my Orange OOTD from NYFW featuring a Vintage Valentino Printed Mini-Dress.  To show you how to carry the color into Spring, I’ve compiled highlights from NYFW.  (See Below)

Fall is always a great time for Orange.  Todays Orange OOTD from NYFW is anchored by this insane Vintage Valentino Mini-Dress made from animal-printed silk in the perfect fall palette.  The short length make it perfect for those tricky Summer/Fall transition weeks, though it can also be worn over tights as temperatures cool.  I accessorized the dress with a vintage straw hat and straw bag (also seen styled with a different dress at NYFW in this OOTD Post), vintage locket from Ralph Lauren, and the most insane Orange Wedges from Jeffrey Cambell.

My girlfriends always hunt down (often embarrassing) images of me in NYFW Street Style features.  Almost every day of NYFW was under ominous skies.  Thankfully, on this particular day, these ladies from AccuWeather were able to keep me dry as they escorted me into the shows under their (coincidentally) bright orange umbrellas.  (See full article here)

For Spring, it’s not just any orange, but rust-y hues more typical of fall.  Also popular from this palette are rich, mustard yellows.  My first taste of the trend was at the Stella Nolasco show.  The shimmer in the fabric made the rust hue fell more like Spring.  My favorite piece was the jumpsuit with the criss-cross back.  Not sure I would be brave enough to wear head-to-toe taffeta, but this model rocked it.  For more on Stella Nolasco Collection, check out this recent NYFW Diary covering Springs Floral Trend.

The trend was also incorporated in more subtle ways; Rubin and Chapelle incorporated small pops of orange in their printed dresses, while Peter Som showed off the hue against the skin on lips and eyes.  Matte Orange Lip Color has been around for quite a few seasons, but now the beauty color trend as made it’s way to the eyes.  Models at Peter Som walked the run way with a dash of orange eye liner on their lower lid.  This trend is particularly vibrant against blue eyes, because blue and orange are complementary colors.

In a similar vein to the rust-y hue of orange, were the mustard yellows.  My favorite mustard yellow looks were from at A Moi and Prabal Gurung. See below.

Karen Weaver

NYFW Orange Valentino OOTD

Shimmery Rust Orange Taffeta at Stella Nolasco, Photo Credit: StylishTreasures.com

NYFW Stella Nolasco Spring 2015 Orange

Pops of Orange in Prints at Rubin and Chapelle, Photo Credit: nymag.com

NYFW Rubin and Chapelle Spring 2015 7

Orange Eyeliner at Peter Som followed by two printed looks with pops of Orange from the show. (Photo Credit: NYMag.com)

NYFW Orange Eye Liner Peter Som

NYFW Orange Trend Peter Som 1

Mustard Yellows from A Moi and Prabal Gurung

NYFW A Moi Spring 2015 1

NYFW Prabal Gurung Spring 2015 1

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