WITH ITS FULFILLING SHADE OF RICH EARTHINESS, THE COLOUR MARSALA HAS BEEN LENDING ITS SMOULDERING HUES TO FASHION OF LATE, INFUSING THE FALL/WINTER 2015 FASHION SCENE WITH A SENSE OF WARMTH AND SENSUALITY.
Declared as the colour of this year, most designers have been captivated by this seductive sombre shade, reminiscent of a full-bodied red wine, working it into their collections in a multitude of shades and shapes. The colour Marsala lends itself as a canvas for many characteristics; from edgy to eclectic to versatile, effective both in monotone ensembles as well as working wonders as a complementary accent.
Alexander McQueen creates majestic mystery in this season’s collection by using Marsala as a dominant shade that infuses low cut leather dresses with sophistication. Emilio Pucci highlights the depth of the colour with his captivating velvet Marsala jumpsuit and patchwork leather jacket with teal and midnight blue accents. Hermès presents us with colour block looks that use the wine shade as a backdrop for a multitude of textures, such as a quilted coat with contrasting over-sized saddlebag pockets. This season’s accessories also stand out for their imaginative application of the colour. Louis Vuitton casts a whole range of handbags in this uber-hot shade, while both Dolce & Gabbana and Rochas have worked with the colour to create a range of stunning embellished heels that are sure to add sparkle to any outing you might have planned this season.