Solange Knowles Can Do Monochrome Like No Other

When in doubt, all red everything.

If there’s one thing Solange Knowles knows, it’s how to work a single color head-to-toe. And we’re not talking your standard-issue cosmopolitan all-black uniform; when Solange goes for a color, it’s salmon pink, lemon yellow, forest green. Tough colors no matter how you wear them, and even more so when they’re all you’re wearing. Solange is generally a striking and delightful sartorial presence wherever she pops up, and most recently, she lent her radiance to the House of Peroni fashion week launch party — showing up in a fiery all-red ensemble to celebrate the opening of the space curated by Francesco Carrozzini.

Solange Knowles in Prabal Gurung at the House of Peroni party hosted by Francesco Carrozzini in New York, New York, September 2016.

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Who: Solange Knowles.

When: Wednesday, September 7.

Where: Peroni’s New York Fashion Week party unveiling the House of Peroni, a pop-up space curated by director Francesco Carrozzini, lately of Franca: Chaos and Creation documentary fame. The space will also feature work by Vanessa Beecroft, who choreographed the Yeezy Season 4 runway-slash-performance piece, and Catherine Martin, the costume designer and wife of Baz Luhrmann.

What: A silk, flutter-sleeved top and matching red pants with buttons down the sides, both by Prabal Gurung, and red, pointy-toed shoes.

Why: When in doubt, all red everything. That seems to have been Solange’s mantra at the House of Peroni party, where her Prabal Gurung look stole the show. Director Francesco Carrozzini seems to have received a similar memo: His bright blue suit was a bright counterpoint to Solange’s bright red trousers and top. While glitzier events like the Tom Ford show at the Four Seasons just uptown — the unofficial inauguration of New York Fashion Week — and the VFiles show downtown — whose claim to fame was a guest appearance by mentor and rapper Young Thug — drew the crowds, Solange made the House of Peroni her own. If there’s one thing Solange Knowles has proven, it’s that she’s the expert on working a monochrome.

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