When September rolls around, you might want to think twice before retiring your bright summer wardrobe. Designers such as Alexander Wang, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and now Raf Simons have shunned a muted palette in favor of neon colors, ranging from electric blue to hot pink to acid yellow, for fall.
In his show notes, Simons explained that the tailored suit pieces and vibrant colors in the collection were about women in the city and their sense of sartorial freedom.
“I wanted to present women with freedom and possibilities in the way they dress, too,” he said.
Another nod to women-on-the-go were the sporty hybrids. Coats and dresses were adorned with large lace-up embellishments, while shoes were a blend of high heel meets track shoe — a perfect choice for Simons’ powerful Dior woman to dash from board meeting to board meeting.