Saturday 21 July 2018

Darren Kennedy: La vie en rose


Joseph AW17
Joseph AW17
Ribbed organic stretch-cotton jersey sweater, €325, Maggie Marilyn,
Red floral wrap dress, €39.99, New Look
La Mer The eye concentrate
Zigzag stripe lace dress, €49.95, Zara

Darren Kennedy

Don't save your sartorial blushes this autumn.

Rethink Pink

In fashion terms pink has become so ubiquitous on the catwalks and the high street that it is pretty much the sartorial equivalent of avocado on toast; it's everywhere and unrelenting. What's more, pink is sticking around for autumn/winter 2017. This is good news if you have already invested in the trend, and if you haven't, there's still plenty of time to get your wardrobe blushing. Last season's tonal, everything-pink look is moving along the spectrum to create a new power colour combo.

Fuchsia shades paired with scarlet red create a striking power coupling sure to banish any winter blues. Valentino, Delpozo and Joseph all championed this colour combo. The biggest advocate, however, was Stella McCartney, who presented statement suiting in clashing fuchsia and cerise tones with pillar-box red. The shades produce eye-catching results.

Top tip

Bold red and bright pink look stunning together so pull out all the stops and make sure it's evident that the colour combo is intentional. Half measures will look accidental and won’t have the same impact.

One for the boys

La Mer The eye concentrate

One too many late nights at the office (or elsewhere) can leave your eyes looking a little worse for wear. La Mer’s ‘The Eye Concentrate’ diminishes dark circles and discolouration, while white algae works to reduce the appearance of fine lines. The first La Mer potions were originally developed by a doctor, Max Huber, to treat burns from a lab accident. He stumbled upon something unique with the blend of sea kelp, vitamins and oils that powers each product in the range. If budget allows, make this the first thing you reach for in the morning to help you look alert, even if you’re not feeling it. 15ml costs €180 at Brown Thomas

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