If used sparingly, red is dramatic, and wildly effective when worn. We love a splash of red in our wardrobe. On the Autumn catwalks, we saw designers using a splash of red in the dark patches of their collections. A 'pop' of colour if you will. Red is the colour of blood, lipstick, love and Valentino, therefore receives a rather mixed, but predictable reception. But the Psychological properties of red is that it's physical, and physically courageous. Maybe thats why the winning sports teams in films always have a red uniform. It also has an aura for strength, energy, excitement, sex and warmth...perhaps why it's also heavily in the wardrobe for the female characters that play the objects of desire. Whatever the reason for it, no matter what your height is, skin colour, or hair colour (naturally) the colour suits us all.
Here's a few ideas of what to do with your red silk. Irina Shayk plays the seductive female lead in Giampaolo Sgura's shoot for Allure Russia. Styled by Anya