Trend Report: A Patisserie-Inspired Palette

A soft palette of confectionery colors has given the upcoming season a refreshing breath of fresh air. Now, it could just be that we have Parisian patisserie Ladurée on the brain and can’t wait to try one of their delicious, ever-so-pretty macarons at the first stateside store on Madison Ave., but we are really enchanted with the season’s sherbet hues.

Designer Tadashi Shoji showed a baker’s case of airy, light dresses in both knee length and floor-length styles that reminded us of lemon chiffon, strawberry tarts and raspberry cordials. An asymmetrical cream gown had intricate beading that sparkled like sanding sugar on vanilla cupcakes and the mint green party dresses and tiered frocks sent us on a sugar high.

Charlotte Ronson’s collection also had a few moments of sweetness. After looks featuring patchwork denim and Liberty florals, the show ended with a series of dresses in the most wonderful saturated coral hues that inspired many an audible “ooh.” We liked the ombre effect with asymmetrical layers cascading into brighter and brighter shades. Some also had ’20s inspired beading on the neckline and drop waists. Their light-as-air quality and strolling-down-the boardwalk ease had us all hungry for a summer, seaside escape–popsicle in hand.

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Author:Christopher Luu and Michelle Dalton Tyree