Designer Louise Gray has just shown her autumn/winter collection at London Fashion Week, her third consecutive season and now the designer has told us what colours she thinks will be big this season.
She said: "I love the opulence of the new darks. The moodiness of the shades of darkened purple and dusty, deep brown tones highlighted with lighter colours like pale yellow in this scheme reflect the spirit of now. Purple and yellow are showing up as definite trends on the catwalk. It’s a very dramatic take on something that could be quite dull but ends up revealing the full richness of the tones, I love it."
"The natural environment colours remind me of images of Nebaj in Guatemala with beautiful floral displays juxtaposed with graphic woven fabrics. This reflects my own search for muted, washed, faded colours against dazzling, shiny brights to make the overall effect seem fresh, calm and new."
Louise also spoke about the trend for re-using colours, fitting in the current economic crisis. She said: "It reflects the current climate to re-use and re-make. The palette for this is a happy, resilient take on the contemporary range for the home. These colours reflect the wholeness that naturally comes from embracing the ethos of renewal and making our global and home environment a habitable, safe, fun place to be."
Louise, who was hailed as one to watch by Vogue, is working with Crown Trends Panel on a selection of paint colours that reflect her fashion collection.