While white remains our SS’17 favourite, we’re bringing another hero out for a lap around the theatre. We’re not sure if it has anything to do with our prolonged obsession with ‘La la land’ or because we’re known to still sashay down the sidewalk with Beyoncé’s scandalous ‘Lemonade’, but yellow has definitely outshone every colour this season from red carpets to runways. Not just locally but also internationally, brands such as Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta and Delpozo have sent this bright, fiery colour down their runway.
Our fashion senses are still tingling with Natalie Portman’s Chanel gown from the Golden Globes last year and Gigi Hadid’s casual sunshine yellow ensemble proves that yellow is definitely versatile and flexible for any and every occasion. It helps to have that waistline too.
We even saw it on our own red carpet, on Maya Ali, who wore this flared yellow dress by Nomi Ansari to perfection. We love the simple hair and makeup and the nude pumps that kept the look elegant and fuss free.
At PFDC, fashion houses like Sana Safinaz, Saira Shakira and Shiza Hasan took on this colour that was not just optimistic but a much needed refreshment over a sea of Jaundice-inducing colour palettes. Hence making bright marigold, sunflower and neon shades of yellow a dire need of the season. Our favourite was Sana Safinaz’s abstract gown (above) that had us gushing and gasping as it walked down the runway.
Yellow of any shade is one of the hardest colours to pull off, which is why most of us shy away from it, but what makes it so ambiguous as a garment colour is exactly what makes it so perfect as an accessory or accent. It draws the eye and brightens up a look.
It reacts vividly with certain other colours and best complements shades of orange, purple, black and our personal favourite oxblood, which is why it makes such a good colour for the exhausting summer, even in its brighter shades. Even during the lawn season, we saw yellow as a hot favourite making this a must have colour for the season.
This Misha Lakhani Inca Poncho in a sunlight yellow is absolutely gorgeous for summer, especially if you style it the way you see it here.