5 looks from the Valentino show that prove red and pink DO go together

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  • 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    Forget all those outdated colour rules like ‘don’t wear blue and navy together’ and ‘avoid pink with red’. Because they’re just that: outdated.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.

    Valentino red pink paris fashion week

    Ruffled pink lace marries itself well with red crepe in this boho-meets-punk look. Note the choker and vampy red lips.

    Valentino red pink paris fashion week

    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.

    Valentino red pink paris fashion week

    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.

    Valentino red pink paris fashion week

    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.

    Valentino red pink paris fashion week

    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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