Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Seeing Red at #NYFW (For Valentine's Day)

Red is the color of fiery passion, romance and power. It's symbolic of the blood that pumps through our veins and keeps up alive. It's also my favorite color so I've been loving it's presence on the runways as well as people's lips.

Red is also the quintessential Valentine's Day color as it is the color of love. I'm not really into commercial holidays but I broke down and bought Alex roses and chocolate. I prefer showing my love throughout the year with random little gestures.

But in honor of love, commercial holidays and my favorite color, I picked out my favorite looks from New York Fashion Week that really reflected RED.

Starting with power on the right, this Diesel Black Gold ensemble reminded me of Alice from Resident Evil. I half-expected her to take a gun out of that bag and start shooting zombies. It must be the juxtaposition of the hardware with the flow and texture of the skirt.

Diesel Black Gold Marc Jacobs Rodarte
Libertine Alice + Olivia Christian Siriano

The range of reds next season will across the spectrum - from bright fire engine to deep burgundy wine. Bright red, though, looks really great in prints while deeper shades look better on structured, elegant pieces. And to my personal, pleasant surprise, the gothic combination of red and black still seems to prevail after all this time.

Cynthia Rowley DKNY Thakoon

All Images via STYLE.com

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