Oxide serves as a quintessential neutral, interesting enough to be worn alone or combined with any colour for sophisticated poise. As the seasons begin to change say adieu to your bright summer wardrobe and make way for a muted palette of updated neutrals. Among them is the soft shade of oxide-grey, which made appearances on runways in Paris, New York, Milan and even Toronto.
The shade was a hit for outerwear at Alexander Wang, where models in cashmere hoods and plush fur gloves appeared in a variety of grey fur-trimmed coats. Outwear of the same ladylike shade made appearances on the Winter 2013 runway at Stella McCartney solidifying grey as an outwear go-to. Alexis Mabille’s grey and camel wool coat demonstrated a delightful yet unlikely combination of neutral tones. Chloe favoured the same colour combination, pairing soft grey fur coats with camel coloured bags. Antonio Berardi and Chanel produced equally covetable outerwear pieces in black and white wool blends, producing a greyish salt and pepper hue.
While some designers suggest stormy greys as accent shades, others encourage head-to-toe looks in the muted tone for Spring. Lanvin also embraced the grey fashion trend, combining different shades of grey in a single ensemble. Grey and silver combinations add a metallic flare to our SS14 collection. The water-colour brush stroke panels on the Stripe Print Sweater adds the perfect lift to take the outfit from day to night. Light slate grey and midnight blue tones exude artistic accents on a backdrop of Viscose fabric.
What would be an otherwise mundane ensemble all on its own is taken from frumpy to striking in an instant with just a few added accessories. So don’t fill your mind with dim thoughts when you think of gray. It is not a loud colour, but this may be exactly why you should be wearing it this spring. Oxide forever stays understated and classic.