Ordained ‘the colour of the collections’ by Vogue fashion editor Francesca Burns, the AW12 catwalks were a riot of violets, aubergines and amethyst. Traditionally the colour of luxury, wealth and power, purple definitely captured the imagination of fashion royalty this season and designer dresses with Prada, Haider Ackermann, Christopher Kane and Paul Smith all using it to dramatic effect. A striking way to liven your winter wardrobe, interpret the trend for the street by adding regal accessories à la Givenchy and Alexander McQueen .
From left to right: Prada, Paul Smith, Christopher Kane
From left to right: Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen
From left to right: Haider Ackermann, Rag & Bone