Maven runway watch: Lavender lightens the mood for Spring '18

Good afternoon, Wednesday.  Hope you're having a pleasant afternoon.

So I've been looking at all the shows this week in NY and some trends emerging for Spring- lots of suiting is one. Bright colors is another. But my favorite trend of all is the love of lavender showing up everywhere. In such cruel and harsh times, this soft whispery tone feels most on point.  First came pink, now comes purple. Or lavender/ lilac. 

And in case you're wondering if it's just too girly/pastel, it's not. 

Take Victoria Beckham's take on suiting in the gorgeous tone- I would wear this every day if I could. It's the look at the top of this post and it's just amazing- the whole collection was one of my favorites ps- so so beautiful.

And Tibi showed some minimalist, modern takes with some gorgeous pieces. Lavender is a great neutral in a way- pretty on many skin tones and such a beautiful hue. It reminds me of Helen Frankenthaler, one of my favorite painters for her dreamy washes of elegant color. 

And perennial Maven favorite The Row did an ethereal take on the tone with a gorgeous bohemian dress that almost lives inside some of these gorgeous paintings. Just stunning.

Over at Mansur Gavriel, makers of it bags for cool girls but now also showing clothes, the tonality of this look is quiet and elegant and altogether sublime. Love the powdery blue with the lavender skirt.

So with Fall pretty much here and Spring a bit of a ways, I'm thinking of how to rock this color in the New Year, as an almost neutral alternative to white or black. I'm obsessed. 

Cause that's what's up this everything's coming up lilac kind of Wednesday in the 212. Yours, in lightening up in such dark times. XO