Fashion trend: Primary colours

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Fashion trend: Primary colours

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Think school’s out for summer? Think again: Cobalt blue, fire-engine red and canary yellow make the grade when mixed or worn monochromatic. Those good old fashion primary colours are back in a big way this season.

Stella McCartney hit the crayon box with her Spring 2013 collection, showing head-to-toe pleated looks in bright primary colours as well as tangerine and emerald. Valentino adopted a couture-like approach to primaries with leather trench coats in solid red. At Gucci’s upbeat show, models wore head-to-toe vibrant colours in a rainbow with matching shoes and bags, keeping prints to a minimum.

And speaking of prints…primary colours seemed to take the biggest style marks when mixed with the print of the season: stripes. Combined best at Michael Kors, thick stripes in red/blue and yellow/blue had a distinctly All American feel. At Versus, similar combos made up head-to-toe patterns on 1960s-inspired jumpsuits.

While the primary colours trend references a back-to-basics approach, it’s anything but business as usual. Whether worn head-to-toe (a simple silhouette in a continuous solid colour is all you need!) or with accessory colour pops (ready to try Prada’s bright red judo platforms? What about Céline’s fun fur heels?), this trend is just ready to blow.

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