Posted by Bernie McDougall

We are so in love with NATURAL, we have lovingly coined it the 'new neutral' ... 

For Saben it is all about giving soft, creamy colors a new edge sharp silhouettes and intriguing textures...

This once debatably 'boring' hue, socially restricted to the months between November and March is storm trouping it's way back into our hearts and wardrobes. 

Could it have anything to do with THAT moment, when cream-clad Kardahian family wore textured cream hues to the Yeezy Season 3 New York Fashion Week show????

IT'S UNCLEAR WHEN vanilla—a delicious and aromatic flavoring—came to embody everything that is unremarkable and uninteresting. But it's a reputation that's stuck. The same goes for cream, the color of the popular but occasionally maligned ice cream choice. Its connotations: safe, classic, boring. Ouch.

But this season, Céline designer Phoebe Philo elegantly spiked the cream pitcher. Nearly a third of her collection came in shades of off-white, ranging from pale ivory to deliciously buttery. Still, no one would dare call the cocooning coats—like the exaggerated-collar one shown here—and flared skirts dull. A major plotline in Ms. Philo's creamy story was texture: thick and nubby cashmeres, wools with a moire surface, hefty ribbed knits and a charming lightweight wool dotted with fringed tufts of silk. In some looks, she deftly combined different shades of pale. Vanilla? Anything but.

From left: The Row, Isabel Marant, Valentino and Marc Jacobs
From left: The Row, Isabel Marant, Valentino and Marc Jacobs
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