By  on August 14, 2013

“Color, by definition, is emotion,” says Claudine Barnabé Martin, the owner and buyer at L’Espionne, a boutique in Paris. Emotion is that abstract thing that fashion retailers, editors and designers pinpoint as a key driver of sales.

As the photos on these pages reflect, fall was a season full of saturated colors, red in particular. Barnabé Martin, who carries Drome, bought into red from collections such as Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Balmain and Carven. Beth Buccini and Sarah Easley of Kirna Zabête in New York bought the crimson hue in accessories, such as Tabitha Simmons’ and Valentino’s shoe collections, as well as Fenton jewelry, with special red ready-to-wear items such as Dior’s “Little Red Riding” coat.

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