The recent London Collections Autumn/Winter Fashion Show debuted 2013’s new design trends. And this season the constant in every conversation is a vibrant colour palette that closely resembles the new HTC Windows Phone 8S.
This marriage of fashion and technology is nothing new—from fashion editors blogging and live tweeting from the front row, to the debut of the designer-inspired HTC One X by Cushnie Et Ochs, there’s little doubt the smartphone has become an indispensable fashion accessory.
Now, the London Collections’ show reinforces how design and colour is beginning to follow the same pattern. Here’s your guide to selecting the perfect Windows Phone from HTC to accent your new style.
Orange – When Topman Design sent the ‘total orange’ look down the catwalk all eyes, lenses and phones were on it like gin and tonic! This season’s trend is called “Safety Orange,” and it’s still going strong for Autumn/Winter. Traditionally, Safety Orange is used for high-visibility clothing to set objects apart from their surroundings. So, if you always struggle to find your phone, the bold Orange/Red 8S is for you.
Teal – Fashion gurus have named teal the ‘go-to’ colour for the season which was re-affirmed by YMC, Astrid Andersen and Christopher Raeburn collections. If you want that ‘go-to’ colour in your hand, grab the Teal/Blue 8S for your ensemble.
Grey – We’ve seen a return of classic shapes this season from Christopher Shannon, Hentsch Man and J.W. Anderson. And with this return to classic forms, we’ve also seen the re-emergence of traditional colours, including more than a few stylish shades of grey. It’s a style that matches the Black/White 8S perfectly. Of course, you can make an even bolder statement with the eye-catching Grey/Yellow 8S.
The pairing of different colours, known as colour blocking, is a key part of the design that sets the HTC 8S apart from the monochrome smartphones of the world. And this season, fashion designers like Vivienne Westwood Man and Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen have used this approach to distinguish their collections, too.
What’s your favorite colour block on the Windows Phone 8S?