Next year’s fashion forecasts are starting to provoke the first gasps, and it appears that 2018 is going to be the year you discover if your wardrobe has a gag reflex.
The caste of mystics charged with peering into our clothing’s future have returned with the precious swatches, and next year’s top tone is going to be a little tricky to work into the conventional palette.
According to the highsnobiety website, “Every trendsetter” (you know who you aren’t) will be wearing something called “Frozen Yellow”, a name apparently dreamt up by the ever preposterous Kanye West, and more familiar to those who operate at the workwear end of the fashion spectrum as “hi-viz”.
The site calls the tone “futuristic, antagonizing and the antithesis to ‘clean’” and “the origin of this colour is also linked to self-expression, with this bold hue becoming a direct call to action.”
Such as “Mind your backs, truck turning left,” perhaps.
If you’re looking to locate the shade in your Pantone Colour Guide, you’ll find it around the 386U mark.
And if you’re ready to go beyond and start meditating on specific items, highsnobiety has many excellent suggestions.
Mr Porter, Farfetch and Matches Fashion are not quite ready for you, although Mr Porter will do you a Nike t-shirt to keep you going, and Farfetch has plenty to choose from if sir would consider a building-site orange in the meantime.
Sneakernews.com reports that the adidas Yeezy Boost “Semi Frozen Yellow” will appear on November 18 “if you’re in the market for some new Yeezy shoes for your rotation.”
Failing that, Workwear Express do a “Uneek Vest” for three quid.
(NB. Saint Peacock did warn of the perils of excessive drabness earlier in the year, so if you really want to swing that pendulum and get yourself noticed – for the candlepower of your garments at least – 2018 is the year for you.)