In case you’ve not noticed, colours are making a big comeback this season. And if you are to single out one dominant shade, then it would be red (brands like Givenchy and Fendi are leading the charge with their head-to-toe cardinal red looks on the catwalk this season). In fact, the in-your-face and bold hue is something we celebrated with a trio of emerging photographers for the recent July issue of the magazine.

Then there is the more fashion-forward colour trend — weird, unusual and contrasting combinations — that can be quite tricky. While most would be familiar with the complementary/primary colour schemes when it comes to matching colours, F/W ’17’s take is not so basic. Rather, it requires you to break away from those rules. Here, we show how you can ace this tricky territory like a pro.

Red

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From left: Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, Balenciaga, MSGM

Make sure the red is a striking one like chilli red or cardinal red. Instead of typical contrasting colours like blue or green, choose a duskier blue or sea foam green for more visual interest. Dove grey, black, burnt orange and aubergine are great pairings for this trend too.

Green

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From left: Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, Hermes, Mulberry

Bottle green, forest green or and mint are the “in” green colours of the season. A rich chocolate brown on suede shoes and bags will enhance the colour even more. Otherwise, jewel-toned hues like scarlet, sapphire blue, and mulberry will do the trick.

Purple

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From left: Marni, Mulberry, Dries Van Noten

Go all out and choose a high impact shade of purple like violet, magenta or amethyst. The best combination for purple for this trend would be with a highly contrasting shade. Think along the lines of ochre, turquoise, emerald, and even peacock blue.

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