From the moment I laid my eyes on Prada’s fall 07 bags I was hooked. The way the color faded from a strong shade of brown, almost black, to a more lighter shade, was just wonderful. This painterly technique of ‘dégradé’, when one colour bleeds to another, creates a big statement. Avoid wearing with patterns or emballishment as it will take the attention of the actual piece and make the outfit too ‘busy’.
The beautiful Prada bags come in different shapes and sizes, and are both available in soft leather and patent. The shoes are just as wonderful as the bags - it isn’t strange these chunky curved heels have made a big trend.
Miuccia Prada showed knee-length skirts and dresses in plain shapes. For added glam, navy blue faded into metallic gold.
At Jonathan Saunders’, dreamy colour combinations were paired with black to keep the look simple yet interesting.
Alberta Ferretti kept shades light and worked with shapes as in the dress in centre.
Marc Jacobs paired beautiful colours together at Louis Vuitton, and the result were pieces to-die-for. The silk skirt worn with cashmere is a perfect combination of colour and texture. The dress in centre has strong colours and a strong volume shape, a great statement piece.
To get the look for less, check out Urban Outfitters’ version of the colour bleed trend. They aren’t as glam as Louis Vuitton’s silk skirt or Jonathan Saunders’ dreamy dresses but they’re perfect for layering and reflect the trend perfectly. Top, from left, Heartbreaker Ombre Racerback $28; Lux Murray Street Babydoll $54; Twilight Blues Ombre Cardigan $62. Bottom, all, Sublimation Ombre Thermal $32.