Shades of Orange Hit the Runways at New York Fashion Week

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Is orange really the new black? If the New York Fashion Week runways are any indication (which they of course are), orange is the new power color. The hue is popping up in all shades from tangerine and sherbert to bright, punchy hues like mandarin and apricot. One of the most prominent hues hitting the runways is a deep, cinnamon color that has sexy and warm undertones.

No matter what the shade may be, the good news is that oranges are being used in everything from chic menswear-inspired suits to swingy dresses.

David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, the designer due at Rag & Bone, sent a rusty-toned, tailored-to-perfection pant suit with larger-than-life buttons down the runway (pictured above, left)—what made this hot look all the more cool was the layered zip up underneath and matching brogues and oversize crossbody bag. Narciso Rodriguez took a more sweet and minimal route with his sunset-hued number (pictured above, center). Meanwhile, Zac Posen brought the drama with an amber-colored A-line dress (pictured above, right)—a look that made such a statement that Posen opened his show with it.

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Incorporating various shades into one look, Prabal Gurung included a sexy multi-colored slip dress in his Fall 2015 collection (pictured above, left). Derek Lam showed us just how well the hue can work with brighter colors by creating the coolest color combo consisting of hot pink and burnt orange—which goes to show that no matter how moody the hue is, a punchy pink pairs well with it.

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Meanwhile, the queens of sexy evening wear, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs at Cushnie et Ochs delivered an array of bronzed orange frocks, one of the strongest being a fitted yet languid number (pictured above, left). At Honor, Giovanna Randall crafted a long-sleeve sheath with a scalloped neckline (pictured above, right), giving the severe color a dose of sweetness.

Make sure you inject some orange into your wardrobe, the color is making a serious mark on the runway—and it’s only the first week on fashion month! Plus, the best part about all of these orange hues popping up on the runway is that everyone can find a shade that works for their skin tone. Orange you glad?

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