Monday, 02 June 2014

Summer trend: Yellow

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Although the colour yellow is a subtle indication that winter is long gone, it can be a difficult shade to master.

Making a notable appearance across various runways during fashion week, many Spring Summer collections encourage the welcome return of yellow to brighten up our wardrobes this summer.

Consisting of monochrome prints, from blooming florals to vertical stripes, Ralph Lauren's preppy collection is heavily influenced by the sixties this season. With a neutral colour palette creating a strong contrast against the powerful shades of yellow, Ralph Lauren's collection features a daffodil yellow shift dress teamed with contrasting ankle strap heels which also host a similar tone of yellow. Minimalistic but chic, Lauren teams the dress with a petite matching yellow bag and over sized shades for an effortlessly stylish city look this summer.

Inspired by a similar time period, Jasper Conran's Spring Summer collection replicates fifties and sixties femininity this season with numerous timeless garments hosting various shades of yellow. Amid his simplistic, neatly executed collection Conran marries a pure white peter pan collared blouse with a sunshine yellow tea skirt coated with a consistent white pattern, for a modern adaptation of vintage summer attire. Polished with a pair of white ankle strap heels, Conran presents us with a more delicate, girly approach to incorporating yellow into your outfit this season.

Paying tribute to the seventies this summer, Paul Smith's slightly androgynous collection features a melange of vibrant colours and patterns, revealing an elegant yet nonchalant collection. Although brimming with relaxed tailored suits in various colours, Smith presents us with a minimalistic way to approaching the yellow trend this season. By contrasting a pair of bold yellow cigarette trousers alongside a white tailored blazer and matching white shirt, Smith shows us how to achieve simplistic sophistication this season, whilst incorporating this bold summer colour in the process.

Serbian born fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic experiments with shape and colour this season, a prominent shade of neon yellow appearing on nearly every item in the collection. Exposing Ilincic's admiration of modern architecture, the collection includes a short-sleeved blouse featuring a geometric print teamed with a fluorescent yellow tea skirt, whilst the subtle black accessories allow the shades of neon yellow to really dominate the outfit.

Although designers offer us an array of appealing summer shades this season, these designers prove why yellow is the colour you should be trying to introduce into your outfit this summer, and exactly how to do so.