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Go citrus this season

One colour that you shouldn’t miss experimenting with this summer is orange. Going by the trend on Indian ramps, it is ‘the’ colour this season. A dash of orange can lend freshness to your wardrobe.

fashion and trends Updated: Feb 14, 2010 01:38 IST
Shweta Jain

One colour that you shouldn’t miss experimenting with this summer is orange. Going by the trend on Indian ramps, it is ‘the’ colour this season. Internationally, designers such as Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein Men and Fendi have flaunted rust, burnt and bright orange on the ramp. At home, designers have played with its varied shade card in tunics, pants, kurtas, skirts and accessories.

“It’s a stylish colour and you need confidence to carry it. If you don’t want it to look mundane, wear it with other citruses like yellow and lime,” says designer Rahul Reddy, who used the colour to give his collection a fresh look.

Designer Jenjum Gadi of Koga says grading of the colour palette in a single dress is an interesting experiment with the colour. “Different shades of orange are used cohesively in a single garment to make it look distinct, even though the use of orange is subtle.” Gadi suggests pairing orange with lime green and ink blue to make an impact, or with yellow, as the colours belong to the same family.

For a formal and elegant look, gold goes well with orange. But in this case, use gold sparingly. “The trend of colours has come back this year. We created an orange garment, which is partly silk and rest in drapes of chiffon, worn with a champagne-hued inner. Orange is a versatile colour,” says designer Gaurav Jagtiani of Gaurav and Ritika.

Suggestions by Gaurav Jagtiani: balance the brightness of orange by complementing it with white. Wear or carry gold/beige footwear with an orange outfit. If you’re wearing a solid orange dress, don’t distract it by wearing another solid colour.