Though spring (and summer) have come and gone, the season’s most trending color — lilac — is sticking around for fall, and a preview of spring 2019 collections suggests that it will still be here come next year.
2018’s Ultra Violet still ruled the sidewalks at Copenhagen Fashion Week.
In late 2017, Pantone dubbed “Ultra Violet” as the color of the year for 2018, and a look at runways, street style and footwear collections alike have all proved the color expert to be correct. Head-to-toe lavender looks walked the runways at Tibi, and everything from Victoria Beckham to street style sidewalks were full with pantsuits, midi dresses and even puffers.
A lilac pantsuit at Paris Men’s Fashion Week in June.
The color has been dubbed the next millennial pink, a more grown-up version of 2016’s ubiquitous color, which permeated not only the fashion world but the design and interiors realms.
Incorporating the color for fall is trickier than wearing it in spring, when pastels are generally more widespread. The best way to continue to wear the color is by choosing lilac shoes and accessories, which provide a nice contrast to more autumn-friendly colors like maroon, black, navy and even a darker purple.