The roster of the fall/ winter 2016 color trends is led by Riverside, a cool and calming blue that is literally stuck between serious navy blue and vibrant cobalt blue. It has some sense of confidence and tenacity to it, yet raising utmost excitement, sophistication and a dose of mystery within us. To be more exact in the description, just take any navy or cobalt blue, blow some cigarette smoke on it and you will get what the Pantone Color Institute has contrived to call Riverside. It might be its confidence-begetting property or the feature to work perfectly well with nigh any other shade that has greatly stimulated the majority of fashion designers to include this cool shade in their fall/winter 2016 collections.
Whether this shade is effectuated on monochromatic versions or used to dream up crazy colorblocks or maybe serving as the perfect shade for prints and embellishments we love it across the board. But it is beyond doubt that Riverside might put more bums on seats when worked out on shimmering velvet or when perfused with some sparkles and twinkles, while Riverside leather is just zero cool.
We see Lacoste offering us many Riverside bounties under the guise of a velvet sportive tracksuit, a velvet laid-back dress or a noir trench coat looking vertiginous with Aurora Red knee-high boots to just once more manifest this color’s versatility. At Rebecca Minkoff and Zadig & Voltaire we see leather jackets in this shade all wrapped with streetwise twist, while the leather trench coat spotted at Céline paired with an Airy Blue turtleneck is a Riverside version on the background of flickering lights in the streets.
Want more of this color? Make a beeline for H&M, Ellery, Issey Miyake, Rag & Bone, Trussardi, Sonia Rykiel and Michael Kors for other chic everyday options. Check out Chanel as well to find some denim accents on pink-purple pieces with some Peter Pan syndrome to them. And if you are aching for some luxurious Riverside eveningwear, think no further but Jenny Packham and Luisa Beccaria for more gee-whiz looks.