Model Chu Wong walking Givenchy's runway in a pale pastel dress trimmed with bright red lace - Oct 1, 2017 Model Chu Wong walking Givenchy's runway in a pale pastel dress trimmed with bright red lace - Oct 1, 2017

The hot way to wear pastels this year is with a dash of bright red.

Whether paired with pale mint, powder blue, or bubblegum pink, it’s not a common color combination. The extreme vividness of the red clashes ever so slightly with the subdued, paler hues. That’s part of what makes it stand out so well. Designer labels are on it! Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, and Elie Saab are just three catwalks where the strategy has worked well. — jas