Let's flash back to last year when Lupita Nyong'o hit the awards show circuit, making her way through the rainbow one bold hue at a time. Since then, we've witnessed multiple seasons saturated with one-shade wonders, both on and off the red carpet—and from looks of it, the monochromatic movement is still going strong. For fall/winter 2015, designers have taken the trend to new heights, layering the same color in varying shades, introducing textures, elevating it to eveningwear status, or grounding the look for casualwear.
Carolina Herrera deviated from her aqua-centric collection to showcase head-to-toe crimson reds (above, left). Katie Ermilio, whose color palette once revolved around pastels, focused on primary colors for the season, like yellow satin separates for evening (above, center). And Prabal Gurung prepped his girl for the great outdoors by layering an oversize color-blocked turtleneck with a heavy-duty parka and pairing it with a diaphanous skirt—all washed in the same persimmon orange (above, right).
Cushnie et Ochs veered from their sexy cut-out aesthetic for a second to usher in sweet (but sophisticated) separates in dusty rose (above, left). Amy Smilovic took a cozy turn at Tibi for fall/winter 2015 when she sent out soft knits and sweater sets in restrained shades. Among them? This pale aqua sweater and matching culottes (above, right).
Jason Wu was all about posh, with luxe furs and one-note shades, including this incredibly elegant neck-tie blouse and matching trousers in army green (above, left). Derek Lam took inspo from the '70s (another big trend) and layered a light mocha brown turtleneck under matching suit separates (above, right).
Wes Gordon tackled the two M's (minimalism and monochromaticism) with sleek pieces free of bells and whistles (above, right).