It's no surprise that spring is the season for pastels. But if pink is too flirty for you, the runways offered up dip dyes, ombré (where the dye fades from light to dark), and tie-dyes to ease you into the season's palette. We first spotted the look at Burberry in Milan where the signature khaki trench coats looked like they took a dip in chocolate milk and the pants had variations which included gray-to-black and brown-to-black. This week in Paris, Dries Van Noten opted for his patterned orange frock to merge into pastel yellow, while Vivienne Westwood stretched the color wheel by blending tangerine orange with minty green. And Emanuel Ungaro used every color blue in Crayola crayon box (including cerulean) for his dye job. Check out more fashionable fades, and click ahead for our slideshow.
Anne Valérie Hash
The bright floral-inspired colors of purples, pinks, and greens blend together at Anne Valérie Hash.
Burberry's dipped pants and trenches.
Tie-dye takes on rock and roll with the black-and-white fades at Costume National.
Dries Van Noten
We love the softer touches at Dries Van Noten with a yellow-to-white blouse and orange-to-yellow dress.
So many blues!
The yellow stripe on the bodice provides a touch of primary color to an otherwise pastel mini.
Look closely for the hues here … it's khaki to pink. A subtle color change that's just enough.
Maison Martin Margiela
This print gets graphic — the white blends into caramel brown with small pixellated circles of each color mixing together at the waist.
Moschino Cheap & Chic
Skip the white pants for this two-toned pair.
Cavalli's evening gown uses black and gray in the bodice to balance out the large skirt.
Vivienne's orange and green combo.
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