Cutting The Mustard
19 August 2008, 10:20AM
Mustard on Michael Kors' autumn/winter 2008-9 catwalk © Marcio Madeira/VOGUE.COM
WITH warm mustard tones back on the agenda for autumn/winter 2008-9, Michael Kors has done some snooping in the pantry to work out which shades work best for key pieces.
"Gold, honey, mustard - you can do these colours in lightweight fabrics, so it's a head start on fall without the bulk," he says. "I think mustard has an automatic warmth to it. A lot of the trick of modern fashion is seasonless clothes. No one wants to wear heavy clothes, even in the fall."
Something like sun-dried tomato mustard, which is more of a burnt orange with flecks of yellow and brown, is a good bet for your investment pieces, for example.
"You're going to see a lot of melding of all these colours, especially a glen plaid or a check," Kors confirms. "They work like the solid that's not a solid. A good investment piece isn't always black pants or a white dress."
By the same token, he advises steering away from any shade that is too yellow - and instead wearing bright mustard in textured fabrics to accent other tones.
"I think it's good in small doses, but I don't think you want to invest in a coat of this colour," he tells The Associated Press.
Michael Kors on how to wear mustard (Vogue.com UK)