Navy is a color that does not need Patone's "Color of the Year" to earn a place in every designer's heart. The dark shade of blue has enough of a reputation to thrive on its own. Whether it is in classic Americana (Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren to name a few) or in haute couture (Dior immediately comes to mind), navy has no trouble finding a place on the runway or in the everyman's closet.
Now, I am probably telling you nothing that you already do not know. Hell, I am sure most of us already have more than three navy colored items in our closet(s). But, I must ask, can we ever have enough navy? I think one could make navy refreshing by playing with textures: velvet, mohair, tweed, and silk, to name a few. Lately, textures have made quite an appearance on the runway. And with fuzzy sweaters being a new "it" item, how can anyone disagree?
I figured I would make this post a bit more relevant by showcasing navy pieces from the latest pre-fall 14 collections. (All of the photos are sourced to style.com.)
(Pre-Fall 2014 See by Chloé - p.s. here's the trend I reported on earlier!)
(Pre-Fall 2014 Kenzo - super about the piped pleats and 70s school girl vibes.)
(Pre Fall 2014 Helmut Lang - shift dresses are still my favorite style of dress)
(Pre Fall 14 BCBG Max Azria - kinda diggin' the southwest themes - love the skirt.)
(Pre Fall 2014 Band of Outsiders - I am still not over this collection. The patterns!)
Keep eyes peeled for navy both on the runways and on the sales racks! I absolutely love Madewell, Topshop, and Zara for some solid navy pieces.