Being unapologetically girly, it was only a matter of time before I buckled and wrote a fluffy, sugar-coated ode to fashion’s most feminine hue…
Spring/ Summer saw a whole host of designers playing with the possibilities of pink. From graphic deckchair stripes at Prada to acid-trip lace-effect leather at Christopher Kane, pink stopped sucking its thumb this season and developed a rebellious streak and some angsty, iconoclastic tendencies. Yep, this season’s pink is suffering from an identity crisis, making it palate-cleansing, punchy and, most importantly, distinguishable from its BFFs, Barbie and Paris Hilton.
Shades came in a spectrum from blush to bubblegum and fuchsia to flamingo, in styles that ran the gamut from Jil Sander’s feminimalist fluoro maxi skirt to Dior’s retro Club Tropicana offerings. The trick is to embrace it wholeheartedly; be bold and wear it top-to-toe, or be bolder and clash it with its zany bedfellow, orange. Elsa Schiaparelli claimed to have invented pink. Make her proud.
Originally published for Ly.st