Darren Kennedy: How to embrace a purple haze
From lilac to violet, royal hue reigns supreme
Autumn is always an exciting time in fashion with plenty of sartorial goodness to indulge in. One of the things I look forward to each season is examining the colours that are trending.
Last year was all about millennial pink, but for this season one of the standout hues on the catwalk was purple. Once synonymous with royalty and power, the shade now reigns over the new season.
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From delicate lilacs, soft lavenders to deep violets, it was present all over the runways with practically every designer having a touch of purple in their collection. Dries Van Noten, Lanvin, Comme des Garcons, Michael Kors and Kate Spade all stood behind the hue for Autumn/Winter.
Tom Ford in particular showcased looks in beautiful orchid hues while Balenciaga opted for the colour in head-to-toe tonal ensembles. Too much? A simple introduction to this trend is to work in a touch of purple with your accessories.
Sienna Miller is her boho best on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival. Her signature brand of glamour popped in this pink Gucci tunic gown with sequin embroidery detailing. Simple hair and make-up keep it effortless.
One for the boys
Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino body spray is a bright, refreshing fragrance inspired by the clear waters and lush foliage of the Italian Riviera. This refreshing spray is characterised by citrus, floral, bergamot and amber notes, making it the perfect light, everyday scent. Spritz over the body, avoiding face and eyes.
Details: Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino Body Spray, 150ml, €52, Brown Thomas
Designers went head-to-toe purple but translate this trend into your own wardrobe by using this regal shade as an accent to other colours. Try a purple T-shirt with grey or dark indigo denims and a pair of ankle boots with a Cuban heel.
Karl Lagerfeld cat clutch, €175, Arnotts