Trend Report: From Lilac to Lavender

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Every year the Pantone colour wheel of choice spins and selects the colour we must covet. In case you’ve missed it (where have you been hiding?), ULTRAVIOLET is totally trending right now.

A rather defiant colour choice, ultraviolet – or lilac as most of us would consider it – isn’t the most flattering of hues… who remembers their lilac pre-teen bedroom? Or shimmering first-disco eyeshadow? Or perhaps more recently, a dodgy bridesmaid dress?

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However, this year we witnessed a renewed fashion fervour around the purple palette, a rebirth that shifted it back in favour with the style squad. From lilac to lavender, perfect pastel offerings were showcased at Tibi and Victoria Beckham at New York Fashion Week, Céline in Paris and Emporio Armani at LFW. Furthermore as the months passed, the street style set claimed it as their own, embracing lilac head-to-toe, from accessories to footwear. Take their lead and go bold with fabulous faux fur or for a somewhat more subtle approach, opt for a slinky silhouette of silky separates.


Eve Brannon
Fashion + Features Editor

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