Maroon has long been one of the staple colors we tend to see a lot of in designers’ fall collections. This season, we are seeing an interesting array of deep maroons mixed with a variety of berry to cherry tones. Designers are using this color palette on everything from knits and satins to leathers and exotic skins. Not only are we finding this trend in clothing, but also in beauty! Here’s how you can embrace these succulent shades this season.
Burberry showed a collection full of berry-colored leather trench coats and skirts, exotic skin jackets, embellished skirts and amazing knits. Because the fashion house incorporated so many textures into its collection, most of the looks remained monochromatic, allowing each texture to take charge.
Meanwhile, Marc by Marc Jacobs showed more satins, crepes and knits. By going with smoother fabrics, his collection played more with mixing these hues in less traditional ways… really allowing the colors to speak for themselves.
Valentino showed its signature cherry red in the fall collection, but also mixed in some slightly deeper tones in an amazing fur coat with an Elizabethan Dalmation-printed fur collar, as well as a fantastic leather dress with a white lace collar.
But this season, the berry to cherry trend doesn’t stop with fashion. It has also taken a hold of the beauty industry giving us another bold way to incorporate this trend into our fall looks. Berry-colored lips are a big hit this season. We are seeing everything from a more subdued lightly stained berry lip for day to bold black cherry lips at night.
And, of course, let’s not forget about our nails. This fall, it’s time to put away the neon polish and embrace the darker mood of fall with black cherry colors.
This is really one of the key trends this season that I am most excited about. With such a variety of ways to wear it, from monochromatic to mixed hues, bold outwear to lip and nail colors, how could you not find a way to get at least a taste of this trend in your wardrobe?