CONTRA INTUITION IS SPINNING THE COLOR WHEEL INTO THE NEUTRAL ZONE FOR SPRING AND NUDE IS ATTRACTING A SHAPE SHIFT TO EASE THE DISCREET SHADE INTO NEW BLOOM.
Nude keeps a subtle stronghold on where the eye meets the cut. By default of desaturation, attention goes into the details and the subtle hue has the staying power to be worn piece-by-piece or head-to-cuff. Clean lines at Jil Sander, Céline, Bottega Veneta and Calvin Klein Collection, cut classic nude pieces that elongate any wardrobe. Silky nudes don’t stray far from Saint Laurent, Chloé and Gucci, where sheer and lace becomes the new bare essential. J.W. Anderson and Alexander McQueen gravitate towards ruffles in weights that don’t overpower their pale foundation.
Balmain approaches nude with tailoring to elevate the subtlety of the nude striped textiles with a sleek devise. Rosie Assoulin turns cut outs into nude geometries that heat up spring at the equator level. Saluting the sun at Emilio Pucci and Dries Van Noten welcomes a nude-color mix to infuse warmth into the tone. Accessories are seizing Marni’s nude geometric frames to call in the rays. Balmain gets knotted and belted up, while Gucci’s platforms lift the collection’s sheer nudes off the ground. Dior brings a bow and patent sheen into the strong footed mix. Simple shapes take a hold of bags and nude puts the emphasis on form at Michael Kors Collection. At 3.1 Phillip Lim and Alexander McQueen, the detail is all in the clasp. Racy Agent Provocateur knows the way around body hugging corsetry to take nude from inside out as spring’s newest intriguing attractor.