From Andy Warhol’s pop-art in the sixties to Dan Flavin’s sculptural art installations, make no mistake — neon-inspired design has and always will be a popular trend in pop culture. And there’s a reason why: these bold, bright colours are incredibly arresting. Their distinctive glow capture attention instantly, and bring cheer to a dreary day.
With neon increasingly seen on the runways this Fall/Winter, it’s clear the fashion houses feel the same way too (especially, Mrs Prada). But too look at the seersucker puffed shoulder dress and footwear glazed with glaring greens on the runways of Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, or Brandon Maxwell’s electric yellow jumpsuit. Kenzo also went with bright yellow with its combination of turtleneck sweater and midi skirt, while designers such as Jason Wu, Ulla Johnson and Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli paid homage to shocking pink.
Here, we teach you how to carry off the trend, whether you’re planning to dress in theme for this weekend’s Neon Lights 2018 or, simply to have your finger on the pulse.