RAINBOW CONNECTION

Color is always a pivotal highlight of the spring collections, especially among top designers who season their runways with vibrant reds, sunflower yellows, and turquoise blues, often to see them relegated as eye candy at retail. This spring, however, bright, primary color is the axis by which all men’s and women’s clothing revolves. Bold suits, graceful dresses, elegant daywear, and nearly every accessory — from belts and bags to socks and sunglasses — have all been touched by the Pantone color wheel. Forget the sobering hues of winter; this spring is all about letting in the brights.


Assorted PUNTO cotton/nylon socks, $28, and j.m. dicksen pima cotton/nylon/spandex hosiery, $22, both for the BRITISH APPAREL COLLECTION, britishapparel.com
TOMS honey tortoise ebony wood beachmaster sunglasses, $169, toms.com
CANALI wool/mohair suit, $2,250, cotton shirt, $340, silk tie, $180, and monkstrap shoes, $780, canali.it
CHURCH leather leyton brogues with rubber soles, $480, church-footwear.com
BOTTEGA VENETA calfskin blouson, $5,450, worsted wool trousers, $1,020, prusse madras heritage brera tote, $2,870, and two-tone leather loafers, $1,100, bottegaveneta.com
MARTIN DINGMAN braided bridle leather navajo belt, $95, martindingman.com
MONTBLANC star quantieme complet 18k red gold watch with alligator strap, $17,900, montblanc.com

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS carved rubellite, turquoise, diamond, and 18k yellow gold cocktail ring from the pierres de caracteere variations collection, price on request, vancleefarpels.com
GIRARD-PERREGAUX pink gold tourbillon watch
with red alligator strap, $207,500,
girard-perregaux.com
MONIQUE LHUILLIER silk gazar bandeau, $685, floral brushstroke printed silk gazar ball skirt, $2,995, and leather t-strap sandal, $830, moniquelhuillier.com
CESARE PACIOTTI silk and satin sandal, $790, cesare-paciotti.com
KOTUR pink snakeskin espey bag with drop-in chain, $595, koturltd.com
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG mixed leather sutra cross-body bag, $295, dvf.com
IVANKA TRUMP FINE JEWELRY 18k yellow gold patras earrings with african rubies and diamonds, $3,200, ivankatrumpcollection.com