Fall 2012 Trend: Oxblood Red
Looks from the Jason Wu, Rag & Bone and Costello Tagliapietra Fall 2012 runways.
Move over tangerine. There's a new color in town and it's a little moody. The Fall 2012 collections showcased darker colors (no surprise there) but one hue stood out the most, even after just four days of runway shows: oxblood red.
Part burgundy, part scarlet, completely dramatic, the hue is everywhere this Fashion Week.
DKNY's chic collection walked out shearling coats and embossed leather skirts and belts in the color. Rag & Bone offered military style coats in an array of dark earthy tones with pops of rich red. Embellished with leather and fur, the oxblood shade added depth to the array of black and grey shades that paraded down the runway.
Jason Wu's Chinese glamour theme featured sharp, structured jackets in shades of red including oxblood. Mixed with gold brocades, hot pink and blacks, the color completed the show's overall look of divine luxury. Studded belts, embellished shoulders and fur details added toughness to the red coats while the color was also used on pants and velvet cocktail dresses.
At the Costello Tagliapietra show, Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra sent out body-skimming dresses and gowns that showcased the eye-catching color, along with brighter shades of orange and deep blue.
Alexander Wang featured stiff leather jackets and separates in black and white, with several pieces of a purple tinted oxblood red.
Yigal Azrouël showed several long-sleeved dresses, along with a leather jacket and pants ensemble, all in the deep red shade. The rich burgundy color brought out the look of modern luxury Yigal so easily creates with sleek lines and simple details.
Paired with an ethereal emerald, a deep oxblood red gave Wes Gordon's tailored jackets and high-waisted trousers an utterly romantic appeal which he accentuated with fox stoles and metallic embroidery.
We can't help but wonder what inspired this new trend. We're guessing designers have been watching repeat viewings of American Horror Story. Hey, whatever works!