Tuesday 20 March 2018

Darren Kennedy: Scarlet fever - unleash your fiery side

Valentino SS/17
Valentino SS/17
Actor Rashida Jones
The glamorous InterContinental in Dublin
Wrap-effect floral-print georgette mini skirt, €250 Carven
Studio by Preen top, €75 Debenhams
Prada patent-leather sneakers €395, Net-a-porter

Unleash your fiery side by mixing bold statement colours.

Colour Clash with Red and Pink

When it comes to hot colour pairings for 2017, red and pink is the combination that has appeared again and again, making it one of the most popular trends at fashion weeks across the world, both on and off the catwalks. Shades of fuchsia clash with scarlet red to create a romantic yet daring look that is one of my personal favourites of the season. Valentino encapsulated the ultra-feminine side of pink on high-neck, long-sleeve frocks contrasted with red bib detailing. Red dresses also appeared with eye-catching pink kick pleats on skirts. The visual effect is sharp and sophisticated, and the high street has taken the hint and given us lots of lovely red and pink pieces to play with. Embrace the chaos of clashing this colourful duo in stripes, geometric patterns or bright blocks. It's best approached with gusto and needs to look bold and decisive. It should be obvious you are making a deliberate and intentional styling choice.

Top tip

Studio by Preen top, €75 Debenhams

Colour blocking is the easiest way to wear red and pink. Layer a pink textured jumper over a red dress and keep your accessories neutral and preferably metallic. Bright pillar-box red works well with the full spectrum of pinks from fuchsia to candy-floss hues.

Fashionable travel

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The glamorous InterContinental in Dublin

Get the girls together for some five-star fun, shopping and relaxation in the city with a luxurious shopping and spa break at the glamorous InterContinental Dublin. Located in leafy Ballsbridge, just a few minutes from shopping heaven, this truy stellar experience includes a night’s accommodation with full Irish breakfast, dinner in the Seasons Restaurant, a VIP Brown Thomas shopping experience with complimentary glass of Prosecco, and a 30-minute massage or facial. You’ll also have access to the indoor heated pool, thermal suite and state-of-the-art gym. Prices from €175 per person. intercontinentaldublin.ie

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