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Runway Report: Orange is the New Black

By Sinéad Tan

 
Hermès

A contemporary outfit in the house’s signature colour, featuring a ribbed sweater and a coat with embossed graphic lines.

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Fendi

A pleated skirt in burnt orange matches the feminine floral embroidery on an accompanying blouse.

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Emilio Pucci

Go bold with vibrant patterns, zippers, and contrasting footwear.

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Balenciaga

Statement boots elevate the neutral colour scheme of this look.

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Chloé

Keep warm in style and comfort with this coat and its ribbed sweater sleeves.

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Coach 1941

A fun intarsia sweater in a sunny shade, featuring a dog motif and a glittery lurex trim.

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Diane von Furstenberg

An ankle-length dress for fans of both orange and black.

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Bottega Veneta

A subdued orange leather jacket-and-skirt set.

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Giorgio Armani

Shades of pumpkin and vermilion come together in an eye-catching ensemble that plays with voluminous sleeves and a fuzzy skirt.

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Valentino

An elegant and ladylike take on tangerine lace.

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The practice of christening trendy hues as “the new black” reaches back to former Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, who coined the phrase. To declare something the new black is to highlight its popularity as well as the evolving attitudes of those who embrace it. Pink, brown, navy, pearl grey, and a plethora of other colours have taken turns to be named the ostensible replacement for the sartorial world’s most beloved and versatile black.

In spite of its title, the plot of Netflix’s award-winning television show Orange Is the New Black has little to do with fashion. Set in a women’s prison, Litchfield, the comedy-drama series is named after the orange jumpsuits worn by its incarcerated characters. In anticipation of the long-awaited fifth season’s arrival on 9 June, click through the gallery to view our compilation of the best orange looks from the Pre-Fall 2017 runways.