"When you're feeling blue, wear red," designer Pauline Trigère reportedly said. And despite an inclination toward a more somber palette in these sobering times, designers are now abiding by her rosy words. At Dior, John Galliano sent an oriental-red power skirt suit with cheongsam fastenings down the runway and made a splash with rain boots that would brighten any forecast. Tolomeo's red table lamp adds a dash of spice to the home, while Fendi's leather handbag is a primary touch for fall. And Giorgio Armani's red Swarovski dragonfly glasses are sure to give any ensemble that extra buzz.
1 Liz Claiborne Alzarian rose wool toggle coat ($279; 800-555-9838)
2 Tolomeo Micro table lamp by Michele Delucchi ($295; momastore.org
3 A look from the Christian Dior fall-winter 2009 ready-to-wear collection
4 Dior Initiales patent calfskin rain boot ($440; for locations, 800-929-DIOR)
5 ToyWatch Jelly watch ($175; Barneys New York, 212-826-8900)
6 Giorgio Armani Swarovski crystal dragonfly glasses ($525; giorgioarmani.com
7 Fendi leather Maxi handbag ($1,590; Fendi New York, 212-759-4646)