It cannot be argued that the colour of A/W 12 is red. For menswear, the shade of the season (mentioned in a previous post) is berry. The womenswear equivalent is richer, darker and more seductive… Say hello to oxblood obsession!
Whether it is teamed with leather or velvet for a dressed up Christmas party look, or denim or jersey for a dressed down casual affair, oxblood is the ideal shade to contribute to the dark romance of the gothic trend of A/W 12.
High street retailers are loving it, with Asos declaring a whole page to the colour:
And Topshop merchandising it to perfection on the ‘new in’ page of their website:
It is an excellent take on the traditional red of the Christmas colour palette.
I bought myself an oxblood velvet skirt and decided to mix the smart casual look of it with a dressed down Christmas jumper, as Christmas knits are in such high demand right now.
The result? It looked like Christmas, and A/W 12, had thrown up on me… But I adored it.
Skirt – Topshop
Jumper – Red Herring at Debenhams
Shirt – River Island
Tights – M&S
Shoes – Next
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different looks and wear more than one trend at once. Have fun and be creative! Fashion is an art, after all.