Red is my mother’s favourite colour so by proxy I’ve had a lot of experience wearing the hue head to toe like it’s no thing. It wasn’t until later on in my teens, when I learnt my horoscope sign was Aries; a fiery sign whose power colour is scarlet, that I consciously decided I needed to get back to my sartorial roots. Red became associated less with awkward crimson cord overalls and more with Jessica Rabbit’s ruby slinkiness, the classic beauty of Valentino, power of a Ferrari, Louboutin soles and that dress Julia Roberts wore in Pretty Woman. Whether traffic light, cherry, scarlet or tomato this season’s hue is coming in red hot across the runways of Dior, Hermes, Marni and Fendi among others. Make like a lady in red in 6 erubescent looks
Above: Taking on the waves while embodying Bond Girl chic is easy with this showstopping spring suit ( Duskii wetsuit, Dita sunglasses, Sarah and Sebastian necklace and ring, Cartier Love bracelet worn throughout)
2. Red leather isn’t just for oversized 80s jackets – this perforated wrap dress is as modern as it is cool in summer ( Kacey Devlin dress, Lucy Folk bag, Christian Louboutin shoes )
3. Mix frills with structure for timeless elegance ( Gucci dress, Balmain jacket, Marcus Lupfer bag all from Net-a-Porter )
4. Catch the summer breeze by floating barefoot in a star spangled cerise dress ( Tommy Hillfigher dress )
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Photographed by Alice Wesley Smith