Autumn Winter 24: Scarlet Letter

Pictured: OROTON SATIN MINI DRESS POPPY $499.00 | MIA TEXTURE CLUTCH TRUE RED $249.00

This season’s most formidable hue? Punchy, unapologetic red.

“I can’t imagine ever getting bored with red,” the late fashion icon Diana Vreeland once said. “It would be like becoming bored with the person you love.” Vreeland loved the colour so much she decorated her office at the Metropolitan Museum cherry red and wore the hue almost daily. And she’s far from the only style icon to fall for its charms. This year alone, everyone from Chloë Sevigny to Hailey Bieber have been spotted wearing head-to-toe red. And with runway nods from Balenciaga (puffer coats with matching padded skirts), Gucci (little skirt suits in new creative director Sabato De Sarno’s signature shade of ‘Ancora Red’) and Bottega Veneta (sharp tailored trench coats in supple scarlet leather), red is the unequivocal hue of the season.

Colour of the Season

So, how to wear it? You could go all out—something we’re always in favour of—with head-to-toe monochromatic looks. This season, both Bally and Coach both have statement-making leather dresses in an eye-catching shade of fire engine red. Style yours with vibrant red pumps (we love Zara), and a belted red trench coat by Acne Studios. Alternatively, invest in red pleated trousers by Oroton, which looks great with a black turtleneck knit, a white T-shirt or, if you’re feeling brave, a red silk blouse (also by Oroton). If, instead, you’re looking to add a subtle touch of red to your existing wardrobe, reach for Furla’s chic ‘Club S Hobo’ tote. Practical and chic, it works just as well with your trusted jeans-and-a-white-tee combination as it does with a sleek blazer or slinky after-dark slip dress.

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acne studios

ACNE STUDIOS

LEATHER COAT | $5,800

Camilla

COACH

LONG LEATHER DRESS | PRE ORDER IN STORE

AJE

ZARA

SHINY HEELED SHOES | $79.95

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OROTON

PLEAT PANT | $429.00

GUCCI

GUCCI

WOOL SKIRT WITH BRAIDED TRIM | $1,750

FURLA

FURLA

CLUB 2 BAG | $659.00

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ZIMMERMAN

PATENT BELT 30 | $395

RALPH

RALPH LAUREN

WATER-REPELLENT HOODED DOWN JACKET| $849.00

Naturally, when it comes to fashion, little details are everything. Finish off your bold red look with a statement lip (our favourite red shades are Pat McGrath Labs’ MattTrance Lipstick in ‘Obsessed!’, and Armani Beauty’s Ecstasy Shine Lipstick in ‘301’, both available at Sephora), and a matching manicure/pedicure. For the latter, Essie’s Gel Couture in shade ‘Lady in Red’, and JinSOON Nail Lacquer  in shade ‘Coquette’, are favourites, both available at Mecca. Seeing red never felt so good.

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acne studios

MECCA

JinSOON NAIL LACQUER IN SHADE 'COQUETTE' | $31.00

AJE

SEPHORA

PAT MCGRATH LABS’ MATTTRANCE LIPSTICK IN ‘OBSESSED!' | 63.00

Camilla

MECCA

ESSIE’S GEL COUTURE IN SHADE ‘LADY IN RED’ | $17.99

camilla and marc

SEPHORA

ARMANI BEAUTY ECSTASY SHINE LIPSTICK IN ‘301’ | $60.00

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