There’s nothing mellow about yellow this year. From sunshine shades to harvest hues, yellow was splashed onto every runway this season. The color of hope, optimism, and happiness, yellow is a shade that elicits smiles and fond memories of fun in the sun. Let’s take look at how yellow is being utilized on the runway.
Aspen Gold is the rich color of the evening sun streaming through the window of a bungalow on the ocean, warming the palm trees and tiny houseplants that sit on the sill. Waves lap lazily at the beach as the tenants of the little bungalow sit in the sand, sinking their feet in as deep as they can. The sun warms their faces, leaving them sunkissed and freckled. A sailboat is seen in the distance, enjoying the same peaceful evening. Aspen Gold is the color of leisure.
Alena Akhmadullina features an array of aspen gold, with a pleated skirt, matching sweater, and stunning overcoat. Carolina Herrera utilizes aspen gold for a lovely sundress, and Dolce & Gabbana and Mulberry both use aspen gold for coats.
Check out these aspen gold fabrics:
Harvest Gold is the deep gold of growing wheat bursting forth from the soil. A brown barn cat darts through the stalks as they blow in the breezy August afternoon, only whispers of a cloud can be seen above. The air is tinged with the scent of soil and wheat, which is carried leisurely to the barn where the cat has surely come from, sitting on the edge of the field and watching over the wheat with pride. Windchimes dance and giggle in the breeze, filling the field with a gentle melody. Harvest Gold is the color of growth and experience.
Apiece Apart shows harvest gold on a lovely chunky knit sweater and matching pants, while No. 6 uses a smooth sweater instead. Roberto Cavalli goes for a vintage vibe with a very 20’s style cocktail dress, and Johanna Ortiz creates a dazzling skirt with harvest gold sequins.
Harvest these fabrics:
Minion Yellow is the joyous color of a daffodil bouquet, tied with a pink ribbon and given to a lover. It quivers slightly in the arms of the giver, both from the wind and the nerves that send shivers down their arms. A blustery April afternoon, the lover waits patiently on a park bench, pleasantly surprised by the small and significant gift of flowers, of new beginnings and beauty. Minion Yellow is the color of a new adventure.
Brandon Maxwell channels the Minions themselves with a lovely jumper, while Victor Glemaud goes for a simple yet striking dress. Just Cavalli features a bright blazer paired perfectly with jeans and a t-shirt, and Carolina Herrera’s yellow coat will brighten up any chilly fall day.
Take a look at these fabrics:
Pale Banana is a delicious milkshake drank on a hot July afternoon, a quick cool down after a day of playing in the sun. Dulcet tones of banana mixed with milk and honey dance on the tongue and tickle the nose, as blooming flowers sway in the wind near the bench on which the milkshake is consumed. Children chase each other in the park, giggling sweetly as their cohort is rangled by a parent and slathered in sunscreen. Pale banana is color of the sweetest summer day.
Dolce & Gabbana’s ringer tee in pale banana with maroon writing is perfect for that cool and casual look, while Escada’s lovely pale banana coat is ideal for elegant get-togethers. Lela Rose’s button up dress is an absolute show stopper, and Moschino’s quilted jacquard ensemble is so 60’s chic.
Pick out these pale banana fabrics:
Primrose Yellow is a bumbling bee bouncing from flower to flower, covered in pollen on a sweet May morning. the sun shines over dewy petals, leaves photosynthesizing in the breeze as birds chirp from high in the trees. The clouds carry a hint of rain, sure to fall in the late afternoon, long after the bee has finished his duties. A baby doe wanders into the meadow where the flowers blooming, exploring this new world of scents and sounds, of bumble bees and blooms. Primrose Yellow is the color of life.
Akris’ simple body-con dress is perfect for this bright shade, and Emilio Pucci really shows the brightness and positivity of primrose yellow. Marissa Webb’s lovely ruffled dress is perfect for traveling through Spain in the summer, while Oscar de la Renta’s suit looks red carpet ready.
Create with these primrose yellow fabrics
Which yellow will be sporting this season? I’m a sucker for aspen gold. Let me know in the comments!
thnx for your gorgeous interpretation of the runway scene, a la mood–your examples are superlative!
Glad you liked my take on it!