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Trend Tuesday: Burgundy

Megan Kesner

Megan Kesner

If we’ve learned anything from the Spring 2024 runway, it’s that burgundy is the new it color for the foreseeable future. A deeper, richer shade of the red that everyone’s closets were full of in the fall. Shown in collections by Kim Shui, Gucci, Hermès, Saint Laurent, Miu Miu and more in all different forms. Jump onto the new burgundy wave with 2 piece sets, leather jackets, dresses, handbags, shoes, the perfect shade of lipstick, or any other accessories that call your name. Pair the statement color with brighter colors for a striking contrast, or make it a full monochromatic look to channel these designer’s runway looks. 

A Look At The Runway

In Gucci’s Spring 2024 ready-to-wear show in Milan Fashion Week, we caught a glimpse of their new shade – Gucci Rosso. Any guesses of what it looks like?

You’d be correct if you suspected it’s spring’s new favorite: burgundy.

The collection that Gucci Rosso is featured in is led by creative director Sabato De Sarno, this show marking his debut for Gucci. In the show we see burgundy paired with neutrals such as gray, white and brown, but it’s also shown with a staple from Gucci – bright yellows and green. Gucci Rosso is not only shown through garments, it’s also walking the runway in heels and platform loafers, as well as on the arms of the models in the iconic Jackie bag.

Highlighted among Gucci’s new collection is Hermès and their Spring/Summer 2024 ready-to-wear collection. 

This was displayed in Paris during their extravagant show of models walking through what looked like real-life meadows under golden daylight. Hermès creative director Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski shared with Vogue Runway that the colors of the show are “actually those of the leather goods.” Burgundy, or if you’re referring to Hermès, Rouge H, was a centerpiece of the show. Similar to Gucci, Rouge H was shown in all forms and with all different silhouettes – long jackets, skirts, jumpsuit sets, dresses, handbags and more. 

While the pieces and examples mentioned in this article are from luxury designers, don’t let that intimidate you from finding your own burgundy this season.

Thrifting is the best way to find unique pieces at a realistic and sustainable price. Whether it’s a new leather jacket, or a simple pair of kitten heels, burgundy is guaranteed to spice up any outfit.