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.
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