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Why Green Is The Colour Of The Season

June 2019Words by Ms Francine Heath

From left: Off-White AW19 runway; Craig Green AW19 runway; 1017 ALYX 9SM AW19 runway

Recently we’ve been fielding a lot of questions on Instagram about how to wear more colour, and it got us thinking about the laundry list of musicians, artists and designers over the years who’ve selected just one shade and really ran with it. Prince made a particularly compelling case for purple; Mr Yves Klein went as far as to create his own hue of blue (now that’s dedication) and the style world’s new darling Mr Simon Porte Jacquemus is currently turning Paris lemon-yellow. So, which shade should you pledge your allegiance to? We’re backing green – well, for AW19 at least.

Unlike Mr Antoni Porowski, who donned a kaleidoscopic Sies Marjan pyjama-style suit in every shade of the spectrum at this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards as designer Mr Sander Lak’s guest, it’s considerably easier for us mere mortals to work with one colour. Green, in its many different iterations, made more than a token appearance in many of this season’s collections, with Off-WhiteOfficine Generale and Margaret Howell all sending out models wearing the colour from head-to-toe. Of course, there was also Craig Green’s show, but more on that later. As for how to go about trying this at home, that’s where we come in. There are three key tones you need to know about: read on for the sage, neon (yes, neon) and camo shades that are wholly deserving of a place in your wardrobe and our recommendations on how to wear to them.