How to wear brown and style it like a fashion pro if you're tired of your navy, black and white stockpile
Like that of nature: summer is officially over in the cities where seasons matter; leaves turn from green to various shades of orange, red and brown, indicative of why these are the colours dominating fall/winter 2018 runways. What was once considered drab and strongly linked to elderly English men and the UPS delivery guy, brown seems poised to be the new black — and the new navy — as designers such as Kim Jones (Louis Vuitton), Sarah Burton (Alexander McQueen) and Sylvia Fendi (Fendi) take it on overdrive.
Let's see. Beige, taupe and chocolate were the key shades at Kim Jones's wild west-themed final show for the maison. At Marni, models wore burnt orange bucket hats with brown baseball jackets, undesirable sandals and cacao socks. Brown leather proved to be more wearable and less severe (less Matrix-esque) with brown monogrammed accents at Fendi, a sentiment shared by Haider Ackermann during his final days at Berluti. A rich shearling jacket coated in brown is a timeless investment piece — look to Hermès, Salvatore Ferragamo and Giorgio Armani for options, while the cool kids can borrow style tips from Gucci, Ermenegildo Zegna and Prada by experimenting with surprising colour pairings, especially when it comes to accessories. Swap out the neutrals for bright orange, mustard yellow and even cobalt blue to raise eyebrows.