On & Around the Street

TREND ALERT: CRIMSON TIDE

Fendi, Valentino, Max Mara, Versace, Prada

From flaming crimson to deepest burgundy, the new season’s palette is simmering with the heat of countless shades of red.

Go head-to-toe, as seen at Max Mara and Fendi, to make the boldest statement. Our tip: choose your same-shade separates from one retailer to make sure the tones match as closely as possible. Add a scarlet coat in the same or a slightly deeper hue to complete the effect.

Little red dresses ooze sex appeal, while a below-knee coat or sleek biker jacket are the hottest ways to keep off autumnal chills.

Prefer a subtler look? Add a pop of vermilion via a feisty pair of suede shoes, or simply throw on a red sweater with a pencil skirt or jeans – easy.

Here is our edit of the best red buys on Sloane Street now…

Prada dress, £1,245
Emilio Pucci blouse, £1,550
Fendi dress, £1,250
Miu Miu top, £415
Astley Clarke bracelet, £85 at Harvey Nichols
Maggie Marilyn skirt, £504 at Boutique 1
Rochas dress, £1,029 at Boutique 1
Ermanno Scervino dress, £3,770
La Perla trousers, £655
Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, £435
Sandro jumper, £239
The Kooples trousers, £198
Tom Davies sunglasses, £295
Smythson bag, £350
Saint Laurent boots, £685
Bottega Veneta sweater, £485
The Kooples bag, £388
Salvatore Ferragamo watch, £1,690
Missoni shoes, £475
Versace earrings, £265