With every runway season, be it Fall, Spring, Pre-Fall, or Resort (yes, those are "seasons" too in the fashion world) comes a definitive set of trends. From New York to Milan, London, and Paris, fashion designers showcase their wares, and often, a few similarities arise from collection to collection—a handful of shows reference the 1960s, another grouping favors animal print. (You can see plenty of those in our Fashion vs. Function series.) The most compelling pattern in our eyes, however? Color trends.
Pale blue, generally associated with spring and rebirth, emerged in full force on the fashion runways last fall. From Parisian Joseph Altuzarra to newcomer Zoe Jordan, who both managed to make outerwear sexy with their cool-hued coats, to Delpozo and Marchesa, where eveningwear sang in the frosty shade, next fall is sure to be icy—regardless of the weather forecast. Get the fashion-forward look for your walls with Benjamin Moore's Soft Sky paint.
When perusing the looks from the recent Pre-Fall 2015 collections, one of the most striking hues that continuously popped up was a vibrant mustard yellow—a few years back, interior designers might have called it Harvest Gold. Offered full-force in a pants look by Belgian Cédric Charlier or as a more nuanced lining by American Narciso Rodriguez, the color took center stage on certain runways and acted as a supporting figure in others—to no less impactful effect. Hoping to achieve the of-the-moment look in your home? Paint your walls in Farrow & Ball's sunny "Babouche."
The standout moment of fashion month happened this morning in Paris at the Valentino runway presentation (no, it wasn't the barely there orange dress pictured in the above right corner, though that was a showstopper, too). Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson strutted the catwalk—and stole the show—as their fashion-world alter egos Derek Zoolander and Hansel to eruptions of cheers from a typically-blasé crowd. Equally hot runway moments came from Brits Christopher Kane and Emilia Wickstead and French houses Dior and Celine, where orange-tinged paprika red emerged as a clear statement color for Fall 2015. Interested in making an equally bold statement in your home? Try Benjamin Moore Aura Interior Paint in Tawny Day Lilly.