Bold New Seasonal Colour Trends

Oftentimes when it comes to colder months, it’s easy to find ourselves resorting to colours that reflect the changes in nature. It’s no coincidence that neutral tones seem to flood the high street around September time, with olive, camel, mink, tan, grey and jewel tones seemingly everywhere we turn. But just because colour maybe leaving the trees and skies around us, it doesn’t mean it has to leave our wardrobes too! The Autumn/Winter 2019 catwalks were chock full of vibrant colour this season, and here we’ve picked out three particular tones that seem to crop up a lot, to offer some alternative colour inspiration for a new project you may be working on. 

Electric Orange

(L-R: Valentino, Valentino, Tory Burch, Jacquemus, Off-White, Valentino, Off-White)

It’s no secret that 1970’s style has been having a moment for quite a few seasons on the trot now! And there’s no colour more synonymous with the 70’s like a beautifully rich orange. This season has only seen the tone become warmer and bolder, leaning almost toward a fluorescent electric hue embraced by a variety of designers. Orange can be a tricky colour to pull off in person, but from the above examples it seems a monochromatic palette is a foolproof pairing. Here at Ditto we have some orange fabrics, such as very 70’s needlecord, great for a pair of beautiful trousers or skirt, some sorbet sweatshirting for a more comfortable laidback garment, and some viscose crepe that would be a dream in a long drapey dress or skirt, or perhaps a lightweight blouse.

Hot Magenta Pink

(L-R: Valentino, Valentino, Off-White, Jacquemus, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga)

What a hue! Magenta is the word on the street right now, and even more popular is magenta paired with a warm scarlet red, as demonstrated above in Valentino, Jacquemus and Balenciaga’s AW 19 collections. This trusty colour combo made its way to the high street very quickly this year, dispelling the rumour once and for all that wearing pink and red is a fashion faux pas. This season magenta appeared in a variety of forms, from thick wool duster coats, light sheer dresses and flouncy accordion pleated skirts. For extra drama this party season, how about try some of our hot pink sequin tulle, or maybe some floral nylon lace or cotton flowerhead mesh?  We also have a gorgeous magenta boiled wool in store.

Bright Turquoise


(L-R: Max Mara, Fendi, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, Balenciaga)

Last but not least this bright turquoise has been making major moves on the catwalks this season. Perhaps more immediately reminiscent of some tropical poolside scene, designers like Balenciaga and Fendi have transformed this colour from a summer staple into a winter wonder, utilising with heavy collars and dramatic tailoring, and experimenting with high gloss fabrics and accessories to really play with the futuristic liquid feel of this colour. Let us not overlook prints, however! Dolce and Gabbana’s collection was full of stunning baroque and oriental-inspired prints, including this gorgeous cerulean gown. We have something similar here at Ditto, a lovely turquoise and gold paisley polyester viscose blend. Also in the mix we have a gorgeous turquoise washed wool for a Max Mara-esque blazer, this charming floral print cotton, and some teal stretch denim.

Would you be tempted to try out any of these bold colours in your projects this season? Let us know!