The show begins the same way most Autumn Menswear shows begin...a model walks down the runway in a simple structured dark suit; monochromatic and void of all the allusions to spring, happiness, and warmth. However slowly but surely, the Autumn I know and love begins to appear. First in bright red-orange corduroy pants, and then mustard yellow, next a wonderful blue pea coat. Soon color has bled onto the runway as every model walks down in something exciting. Wether it's an electric green shirt hiding under a jet black coat, or a simple light brown trim on a navy suit jacket, color has found it's way back to our hearts...and our closets.
But the return to bold color did not stop at just Bottega Veneta. It seems as if Milan's Menswear season has finally seen the light.
More and more designers have incorporated bold, bright colors; in no way sacrificing the actual architecture or structure of their designs. A suit jacket is still a suit jacket, except maybe even more inviting in a brilliant shade of fuchsia at Jil Sander.
For those of you who don't need (or want) to wear a solid fuchsia suit to work, you can still incorporate this upcoming season's trend into your basic everyday attire. The basic elements of Jil Sander (form and function) were not spared as Raf Simons added little sightings of bold color on sweaters, collars, and lust-worthy linings. Christopher Bailey also followed the trend with his collection for Burberry Prorsum, which featured a coat for every season, but revamped with deep luxurious colors and shades. So why all the color? Maybe it’s just time for change. And who said only womenswear could have fun? Mark your calendars as 2011 issues the return of COLOR!