And that’s how it’s done
Forget all those outdated colour rules like ‘don’t wear blue and navy together’ and ‘avoid pink with red’. Because they’re just that: outdated.
Proof, if proof were needed: the Valentino show at Paris Fashion Week 2017. Models boldly walked down the runway in outfits mixing scarlet reds and vibrant fuchsias.
Pierpaolo Piccioli’s playful collection was inspired by fashion decades of note, including the 60s, 70s, and the Victorian era - and it didn't disappoint.
Now you might be wondering how exactly to wear the trend, and the Valentino answer is: anything goes. It’s all about contrast and playing around with textures.
Here are five looks we love.
Ruffled pink lace marries itself well with red crepe in this boho-meets-punk look. Note the choker and vampy red lips.
A more classic take on the trend here, a pink mac is layered over a red chiffon dress and paired with burgundy boots. This looks works even though the reds don’t match, so don’t be afraid to try a similar style at home.
If you’re not ready to colour-block, this is the look for you. A floaty floral dress with the odd pink petal, paired with bright red boots.
This Elizabethan-inspired gown is a work of art that can only truly be appreciated when the model walks and the red tulle overlay gives a glimpse of the pink lace underneath.
We love a good pleat, and this gown is made even chicer by the tailored fuchsia coat.
Check out the latest collection of Red Valentino boots on the Marie Claire Edit
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Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.
Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).
Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.
However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.
Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.
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