We've already established that orange is shaping up to be the new pink this season — it's everywhere. But designers have also been making habitual use of a slew of other bold colors, including pink, green and yellow in neon and flourescent tones, the likes of which we haven't seen used so frequently in years.
Raver looks these are not, however. (Well, maybe Jeremy Scott's take would qualify.) For Spring 2018, designers employed these highlighter shades in elevated ways: Alice & Olivia's Stacey Bendet mined the '80s for a perfect pink one-shoulder party dress; Maria Cornejo created an effortlessly elegant, almost bohemian look using hot pink as well. Oscar de la Renta's Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim made bright yellow pants look subtle, while Carolina Herrera made a dress in the same hue look polished and fitting for an Upper East Side cocktail party. Christian Siriano's take on neon yellow was equally chic, with an unmistakable vibe of, this is a dress you will have fun in.
And Sies Marjan's Sander Lak, who consistently (and expertly) employs such bold pigments, may have his work embraced more strongly than ever next spring. Even queen of cool understatement Maryam Nassir Zadeh used neon pinks and greens, so I think we might be seeing a lot of people stepping outside their color comfort zones next season — which sounds pretty good to me. There's nothing wrong with brightening things up a bit.
See it all in the gallery below. Quick warning, though: You may need sunglasses.