The Clash

Designers are causing a visual ruckusbraving bold, new combos of energetic brights and busy prints.

 

If you have long avoided color, get set to squirm—or face your fear. From the looks of spring runways, anything and everything goes this season. Megacolor is on the menu, thanks to such unforgettable looks as Jason Wu’s gleaming red carpet gowns and Bottega Veneta’s street-slanted cocktail wear. Getting graphic is also strongly encouraged—especially when it means mashing explosive prints in the signature style of Mary Katrantzou. Both ideas translate from ready-to-wear to accessories, and are at their hottest when worn together—in a borderline-chaotic style that leaves little room for error, or basic black.

[clockwise from top left]Jimmy Choo handbag available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. Ray-Ban sunglasses available at The Eye Bar, Central West End, 314.367.1848. Bangles available at Apricot Lane, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.725.0020. Bakers heels available at bakersshoes.com.

 

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Photo credit: Carmen Troesser

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