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Aiden is wearing a smocked polo shirt and grape earring by Balenciaga

The Euphoric Appeal of Spring/Summer 2018’s Acid Tones

Chris Rhodes and Chloe Grace Press shoot the season’s most enlivening shades, from Day-Glo lime to highlighter magenta

Lead ImageAiden is wearing a smocked polo shirt and grape earring by Balenciaga

The collections of Spring/Summer 2018 may well have provided the most surprising test to our natural inclination towards an all-black ensemble yet: the undeniable energy boost of acid brights. From nuclear-powered green and orange to the most potent iterations of magenta, turquoise and fuchsia, the season’s designers recalled at once Balearic dance floors of the 1990s and the artificial Day-Glo-hued sportswear of the decade before. 

Here, captured by Chris Rhodes and Chloe Grace Press for AnOther Magazine S/S18, the most enlivening pieces of the season – from Miu Miu’s intarsia tube socks, in shocking yellow, to a highlighter pink gown by Stella McCartney that is far from saccharine.

“I sometimes go to stores and feel like there is so much stuff that doesn’t work together. I feel like it needs colour” – Demna Gvasalia, Balenciaga

“For me the most important thing is dressing people, not camouflaging them. I create fashion; the style comes from those who wear it” – Giorgio Armani

Model: Aiden Curtiss at Next NY. Casting: Svea Greichgauer at AM Casting. Photographic assistant: Johnny Knapp. Production: Webber. 

This story originally featured in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of AnOther Magazine, which is on sale now.