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Sunday 22 September 2019

Darren Kennedy: Get brown with this... The colour trend that everyone can wear

 

Chloe AW18
Chloe AW18
Vanessa Hudgens
Cable chenille jumper, €12, Penneys
Icon brown navy pleated dress, €279, Tommy Hilfiger
Philip Lim drum leather ankle boots
Chloe long sleeve coat, now €1,650, Brown Thomas
The Lost Explorers balm
Darren Kennedy

Darren Kennedy

Brown is the new black, as the AW18 collections revealed brown to be one of the biggest colour trends of the year.

Earthy, neutral browns are the staple shade but hues from right across the spectrum permeated the catwalks on clothing and accessories. Shades of tobacco, perhaps one of the most opulent hues, were seen on leather dresses, animal prints and teddy-bear coats. The trend was very visible at Chloé, who embraced the colour in a multitude of head-to-toe tonal looks with strong silhouettes. The label featured pieces like jodhpur trousers, trench coats, tweed trousers, chunky knits, pleated skirts and V-neck shirt dresses. From glossy chocolates to peanut and toffee tones, there's a shade of brown to suit everyone. If you're in the market for statement boots, look no further than Isabel Marant's slouching thigh-high cowboy boots in tan leather. You'll not be disappointed.

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Vanessa Hudgens

Actor Vanessa Hudgens is embracing the vogue for all things brown, and her boho side, in this Alberta Ferretti Spring 2018 dress. The contrasting brown shoulder straps give the look a hint of edge while the rust denim jacket makes the look season-appropriate.

One for the boys

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The Lost Explorers balm
 

The Lost Explorer's 'Everyday Skin Support Balm' is a multi-purpose protective skin balm to help fight off daily aggressors. It's enriched with Helichrysum to soothe inflammation and irritation from environmental stressors, making it great for city dwellers who suffer from allergies or eczema. The addition of Calendula ensures it moisturises and hydrates your skin once applied. Sized to fit in your pocket, take it with you on the go. Everyday Skin Support Balm, 47ml, €51, mrporter.com

Top Tip

Tonal looks are always a winner but don't be afraid to mix brown with other winter favourites such as black or navy. Despite some people's objections, black with brown is one of my favourite colour combos.

Wish list

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Philip Lim drum leather ankle boots
 

3.1 Phillip Lim drum leather ankle boots, €550, net-a-porter.com

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