Green and pink made perfect color harmony at BFW Holiday 2017

Photos by JL Javier and Andrea Beldua
Words by Neal P. Corpus

Complementary colors do it best.

As one has come to expect, Bench Fashion Week is usually a flurry of many different colors from many different brands and designers. The use of color can be a tool to tell a story, and while some make it a point to highlight or avoid certain colors, the coincidental color trends that pop up are the ones that are truly interesting to see, as it can describe the color mood of the season.

For the holiday 2017 season, the trending colors hinted at the traditional Christmas colors, albeit being a little bit more subdued, with various hues of green, and pink instead of red, giving your holiday wardrobe a softer tone.

A spectrum of greens were present in several shows during the Holiday 2017 shows, including designer Rhett Eala, American Eagle Outfitters, and Human. Rhett Eala highlighted the color in a dress fully made of emerald green fringe. He also presented a more subdued green, in olive colored separates in various silhouettes, and even on the pants he wore when he took his bow at the end of the show. American Eagle Outfitters and Human continued the olive green, presenting military-inspired looks with camouflage prints, showing up in shirts and shorts throughout the show.

On the other hand, pink also showed up at the Bench, Kashieca, and Cotton On shows, providing a soft contrast to the greens. “Millennial pink” was all the rage: a soft, baby pink that’s easy on the eyes. At Cotton On, the color was present in comfy hoodies and trendy off shoulder tops. Bench’s interpretation was a touch more dressy for those holiday parties, as seen in the electric pleated dress modeled by Maxine Medina. Kashieca’s play on the color was chic and sophisticated, using the color for flowy silk tops, complemented by boxy handbags with gold hardware, striking a perfect balance between hard and soft.

Scroll through the photos below for a closer look at the collections:

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