Runway White: A Glance at the Catwalk


In stark contrast to the bright jewel tones on the catwalk, many of the spring/summer 2011 collections flirted with shades of white and some were in fact a complete whitewash.

Dolce & Gabbana ss 2011 whitewash trend on the runway Carolina Herrera SS 2011 runway trend whitewash inspiration Alexander McQueen ss 2011 whitewash on the runway
Dolce & Gabbana ss 2011 Carolina Herrera ss 2011 Alexander McQueen


Dolce & Gabbana’s collection for example was inspired by a ‘hope chest’,  with virginal whites taking to the runway; whilst Carolina Herrera’s collection showed off the drama of a monochrome palette. Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen developed the concept of a plain white canvas into a plethora of textures with haberdashery-inspired layering and embroidered embellishments. To see how the white of the catwalk influences our jewellery style, click here.

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