If you were wondering what 4,000 (give or take) of the most colorful looks from the spring/summer 2014 season looked like mapped out by color and city (New York, London, Milan, and Paris), then you have come to the right place.
We hope that enough time has passed for everyone to recover from the fashion month whirlwind, because it’s time to take a look back. And since we know for sure that black and white looks are a big trend for spring 2014, it is time to focus on color.
Blue was an unsurprisingly popular color, as it was during the spring and fall 2013 seasons. Another certainty we came across is that designers have some sort of strange aversion to purple, making this the third consecutive season where the color was the biggest loser. We know it’s sad to anthropomorphize a color, but we do feel kind of bad for it.
Pastels for spring is a tale as old as time, and spring 2014 was an especially good example of it. Last spring did not seem to favor pastel palettes to the same degree as it did in last month’s shows, which would indicate that spring 2014 will be pastel heavy, right? We wouldn’t speak too soon on that one, however, when so many big shows (Prada, Ralph Lauren, Max Mara, Chanel, and Céline, to name a few) put an emphasis on rainbow brights.
Click through for a more detailed look at each city. And remember, you can click each map for a larger version!