Graphic glamour...deco sportif...geometric hexagon, octagon and diamond motifs play off bold stripes and crisp piping. Optimistic tones of coral and geranium paired with shades of caramel, dune and black. Sharp black and white, electric accents of lime and aqua. Neatly tailored coats, jackets and trousers juxtaposed with the movement of softly pleated skirts and dresses. Scarf dressing in relaxed kimono and wrap shapes, the neatly structured shoulder bag and the graphic clutch.
Orange, lemon, lime green, cerulean, fuchsia and other happy hues made the runways come alive at London's Fashion Week.
"Right now, everyone's looking for colour, I think they're looking for optimism, more shape, less layering," commented Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour for Reuters.
Paul Smith presented clothes in the colours of the rainbow, inspired by Congo, Nicole Farhi created cocktail dresses in orange and green, and one in neon yellow with a deep neckline.