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Colorful Paint Splatters Are Covering the Spring 2018 Runways

Time to bust out your acrylics.
Calvin Klein, MSGM, Oscar de la Renta and Prada. Photos: Imaxtree

Calvin Klein, MSGM, Oscar de la Renta and Prada. Photos: Imaxtree

In news that would make Mia Thermapolis' mother very happy, paint splotches are showing up — or shall we say, they're splattering — across the Spring 2018 runways. Now three cities in, we first noticed the inky remnants adorning several pieces, including silk dresses and dramatic leather coats, in Calvin Klein's latest collection. Then came Oscar de la Renta's show at the very serene Sotheby's, in which several bright white gowns (as well as an Uptown-friendly Canadian tuxedo) came down the catwalk covered in a rainbow of tones, with white leather crossbodies to match.

Meanwhile, in Milan, MSGM and Prada got in on the blotchy Pollock action. Over at MSGM, there were more Canadian tuxedos — this time with bolder splatters, like a pineapple yellow paired with an aqua blue — as well as a white suit. This continued on at Prada, in which the paint splatters appeared atop nearly every overcoat or coat, regardless of pattern; it provided an added dimension to an already punky collection.

While we wouldn't necessarily recommend taking a brush and some acrylics to your most treasured designer-name pieces just yet, why not see how the trend fares on items you were already planning to remove from your rotation? Who knows, a few flicks of paint could bring even your most tired jeans back to life.  

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