Whether you prefer the natural tones of lush hills on a dewy spring day or the bright green seen on neon signs that flicker in the evening’s excitement, green was seen throughout the runway for Spring and Fall 2019. Kale and Pepperstem make for excellent salads, but they made for even better garments as a variety of greens were seen as top trends this season. Let’s take a look at the Pantone Greens that have been gripping fashion.
Neon is out, acid is in and it’s everywhere. Christian Wijnants utilizing this rambunctious color for a lovely longline tunic, while Chromat colorblocked artfully, pairing this shocking shade with a bright blue and hot pink. Cinq a Sept used an acid green snake print for a pseudo wrap dress, and Gucci paired acid green with shades of sage for a twenties revival. Rodarte fashioned a full evening gown, with ruffles and tulle, a nice juxtaposition of club colors and red carpet silhouettes.
Add some acid green to your life with these colors:
This subtle shade happens to be my birthstone, but it made it on the list for its appearance on the runway this year. A calming color, Aalto utilizes emerald green for a lovely suit that features corset-esque button closures along the blazer. Christian Wijnits uses an abstract emerald print for a beautiful suit and coat, and Givenchy showed a stiff-shouldered suit using emerald. Moschino’s evening gown features a lovely chest cut out and halter neck, while ZAC Zac Posen fashions a stunning and sleek ensemble with a simple silhouette that features ruffles in emerald green.
Look like a gem in emerald:
Like coffee with cream vs. coffee, black, forest is the deeper, darker emerald; AKA green with cream vs. green, black. Alexis Mabille utilizes the popular wrapped silhouette for a stunning forest ensemble, while Delpozo uses forest for an oversized coat that features a lovely ruffle. Edeline Lee fashioned a stunning forest dress with puffed, ruched sleeves, and Elie Saab featured a beautiful knee-length dress, perfect for a business dinner or cocktail hour. Oscar de la Renta stepped it up a notch with an absolutely gorgeous evening gown made of quilting in deep forest green.
Feel the forest with these fabrics:
Forget about sour grapes, designers were all for green apple, both the superior blow pop flavor and the beautiful shade of green. A.P.C. let a little peak out on a turtleneck layered under a lovely jacket dress, while Alexander Wang kept things quiet with a green apple garment bag. Brandon Maxwell’s slinky evening gown seems sweet and sour, and Christian Wijnants showed another stunning suit. Versace showed a classy ensemble, pairing a rich brown fur coat with an electric green apple dress.
Get green with these fabrics:
Sage green is soft and supple on the eye, executed beautifully by Alena Akhmadullina with a lovely puff jacket featuring a fur hood and a fairytale design. Balmain showed off sage with a jacket made up of 3D flowers, and Burberry created a stiff looking skirt suit in sage. Carolina Herrera utilized sage in the details of a beautiful floor-length dress, and Givenchy paired sage with a lovely floral design.
Sage your closet with these fabrics:
Which green will you be wearing this year? I’m loving sage, but forest is the best for my skin tone. Let me know in the comments!