Remember as a child how thrilling it was to receive a brand new box of rainbow hued pencils? Fashion is tuning into that sense of awe with a very happy take on colour that might even convince die hard monochromists to switch their hues.

The shades of now range from bright and cheery buttercup yellow and tangerine, to lipstick pinks, reds and purples that are infused with 80s flashback glamour. The brilliant colourists in style are seizing the power of the spectrum and recalibrating it for now with magical mixes and combinations. Attention seeking orange fuses with almond green at 3.1 Phillip Lim; plastic pink and purple shout out at Balenciaga while at Pucci discover cheer-girl French blues and pinks and at Haider Ackermann smouldering yellow golds.