Menswear Fashion: Orange Is The New Black

Scott Adams Contributor

Orange Is the New Black!  Of course, I am not referring to the American comedy-drama series first released on Netflix in 2013, and now extended into a 3rd series.  And while I may be totally hooked on the series, there is no denying that the orange palette continue to pervade the best of fashion collections for at least 3 continuous seasons.  The Spring Summer 2014 and 2015 collections in London, Milan, Paris and New York fashion shows, may have now official confirmed that Orange Is The New Black, as designers set aglow boutiques, department stores and online shops with their versions and hues of orange infuse designs.

50 Shades of Orange

The parade of tones of orange – delicious tangerine, pumpkin, salmon, coral, burnt-orange and fresh orange peel – is evident of the strong trend and creative vision which designers are delivering through their garments across many menswear fashion labels.  Gentlemen on the cutting edge of styling are embracing this flaming, brilliant and bold colour.  The well-groomed elect to either play with hints and tints of understated orange, perhaps through accessories – a watch strap or silk hankerchief; while others, more confident in their self-expression, are opting for daring fashion citation with shorts, jackets and pants, affirming that truly, ‘Orange Is The New Black’ – even into autumn winter styling.

Runway Looks Spring Summer 2014 and 2015

Ermanno Scervino SS14

Ermanno Scervino SS14 from Denim Jeans Observer

Image courtesy Denim Jeans Observer

Agi & Sam SS14

Agi & Sam SS14  photo from style com

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Jil Sander SS14

Jil Sander SS14  photo from style com

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Christopher Shannon SS14

Christopher Shannon SS14 Photo from style com

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MOSCHINO SS15  Photo from pausemag

Image courtesy pausemag

Burberry Prorsum SS15

Burberry Prorsum SS15 Photo by Gio  Staiano NowFashion com

Image courtesy Gio Staiano

Richard Nicoll SS15

Richard Nicoll SS15 photo by Russ McClintock Dazeddigital com

Image courtesy Russ McClintock

Guide to a few essential pieces

essential pieces 1

[L to R Clockwise]
1. Polo Ralph Lauren Newport Straight Fit Shorts £100.00
2. Tod Laced Gommino Suede Driving Shoe £250.00
3. Gucci Orange wool slik skinny fit pant US$1390

essential pieces 2

[L to R Clockwise]
1. DSQUARED2 Orange cotton, fitted blazer featuring: classic lapels, front button fastening, front flap pockets and long sleeves. €460
2. Turnbull & Asser Contrast edge Silk pocket square finish off that sharp jacket with splash of orange. US$95 MR PORTER.COM
3. Valextra Coin case. US$300 MR PORTER.COM
4. Gucci Dark orange diamante leather belt US$360
5. LEDBURY Orange Dunlap Tie. US$125 LEDBURY.COM

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9 August, 2014