Red or Dead

So many recent collections were painted red. You’d think it was one of the colours of the season.

However, on a recent soujourn to Paris, it was nowhere to be found. A Parisian shop-stress told me, “Women in Parees don’t wear zis. Zey prefer bleck, gris and porpol. Redd is too boldd for zem. It iz not Parizienne.”

Apart from a piece here and there, I haven’t seen much of it on this side of the Atlantic, either.

I am guessing it will arrive on mainstream shores/stores in time for next Fall.

But not in Parees, of couss…

Walking the Boardwalk in chalky red at Chanel Resort 2010
Perfect for a Christmas bash – tinsel and all at Alexis Mabille FW09
A lacy alternative to the LBD at Chanel Resort 2010
Drama is simple, with Mabille’s asymmetrical off-the-shoulder number for FW09
McQueen wraps up red in a not-so-simple cardi for PF09
Haider Ackerman zippers are softened by a multitude of layered tassles for FW09
Rustic russet rolls and folds off the bod at Haider Ackerman FW09
An intricate white border adds a nice detail to a structured kurta jacket at Anamika Khanna FW09
More structure at David Dixon FW09. Photo by Angela Y. Martin
Perfect strapless and gloves at David Dixon FW09. Photo by Angela Y. Martin.
Bottega Veneta does red pinstripes with a boxed bag for Resort 2010.
Devi Kroell in her own design at the CFDA awards
Dries lipstick trench for FW09. Me want.
I’d wear the trench avec this gorg chiffon Bottega Resort 2010 dress…
…and throw in this McQueen clutch for good measure.
McQueen’s version of the one-shoulder gown for PF09 – this time in luscious velvet. Just dandy!

Karen Elson wore the Mcqueen velvet number to the British Fashion Awards the other night.

Vivienne Westwood’s red Roman boots for FW09. Purrrfect.

Image sources: Chanel, Bottega, Ackerman, Dries, Devi images, Alexis Mabille, McQueen, Anamika, David Dixon photos courtesy of Angela Y. Martin, VW boots.

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