The color palettes throughout Milan Fashion Week this season have been very cohesive overall, but one tone definitely stands out from the bunch. A color that seemingly all designers are choosing to incorporate in their most recent collections for Spring 2017 is royal blue. This specific color seems to always be in style come springtime, but it seems to be even more prevalent than usual for 2017, at times taking on chambray and dusty iterations. Giorgio Armani’s latest offering was inspired by the word “charmani,” to which the designer gives the meaning of “the lightness of the body, seductively revealing itself, finding a new balance between discipline and freedom.” Many of the pieces featured the royal blue color, meant to evoke images of moonlight on the sea.
Similarly, Sportmax was also inspired by the sea, showing a sequence of fish-like silhouettes in dark blue hues. Jil Sander offered a slightly more minimalist approach, with clean lines, and the ever-popular, classic loose fitting spring silhouette. Ports 1961 showed a vacation-inspired collection, sure to take fans of the brand straight through winter and back to the warm summer months. Beachy stripe prints in royal blue and white also took over the runway, with one model even carrying a matching lounge chair with her.
Click through the slideshow above to see our top picks in royal blue for the next spring/summer season.