Forgot that punchy, orangey-red hue that’s been so popular the past few seasons, as everything for fall 2014 is coming up…cranberry! Call it Bordeaux, Merlot, maroon, deep red, but whatever you name it, just know it’s a very important color for the upcoming fall/winter 2014 season! You can of course start to incorporate the color into your wardrobe now, taking the lead from how these designers pair and texturize the hue! Here’s a few of my favorite examples below:Nicholas K showed the shade on a shrunken shawl collar sweater, inspired by menswear yet given soe feminine updates by the ultra soft and black tone fur trim.
Tashashi Shoji naturally takes a sophisticated approach, softening it up with tiers of sheer lace, appropriate for fall in a long sleeve form and sheer hosiery.
Cynthia Rowley goes cranberry on cranberry on cranberry, also using a touch of fur but harmonizing the look with some retro pastels and funky socks to add a bit of individuality to the look.
Nicole Miller went a bit more high voltage in the shade AND the garment, horizontally quilting the sleeves of the moto jacket for added dimension and matching it with the reddish tone that appeared in the dress.
J.Crew also took a slightly different approach to the shade, styling it to monochromatic perfection, but also muting the shade a notch or two, making it appear as more of a dusty rose.
Backstage at Reed Krakoff, Michelle Saunders for essie went for a vampy look on the toes, with two coats of “carry on” with a polished top coat of “good to go” to accentuate the killer footwear in the collection.