The New Pink

Spring-summer-2017-trend_pink_800x450If there was one undeniable trend that completely describes the mood of this season that would be the fresh new empowered outlook on the very feminine and delicate identity of pink.
Iridescent poppy metallic hues of flirty pink perfectly comprise this omnipresent trend. It seems as there was an unspoken consensus between designers who gave life to intricately created garments in unabashed optimistic shades of pink.
Filled with female empowering nuances, this pink is less damsel in distress and describes more a millennial vixen that is strong and uncompromising.
The silhouettes are a fine testament to the new pink: Pastel and neon shades of pink amalgamations topped with boyish caps and oversized caps at Chanel. Bottega Veneta and Michael Kors perfectly contrasted the femininity of pink by splashing it over business boiler jumpsuits and severe boxy trench coats.
Even when pink reclaims its traditional position on dresses they are far from romantic and ethereal. Blunt side slits on bright pink draped dresses worn with colourful tights and heels. That was the case at Balenciaga Céline and Valentino.
If we have to attribute this sudden influx of bright pink to a specific designer that would be Demna Gvasalia who kicked off the trend in Spring 2016 with a bracing collection for Vetements while Phoebe Philo and Pierpaolo Piccioli have a perennial affinity towards loose nonchalant effortless draped dresses. This laid back laissez-faire attitude is ideal for uber comfortable and stylish attire all summer long.
This season the trend is bold whether it’s a full-on pink outfit or a teasing clash and contrast of pink against navy, reds and yellows. Opt for a head-to-toe pink power suit following in the footsteps of blogger Pandora Sykes and top it off with slicked back ponytail, and kitten heels for an alternative take on business attire. Get playful and creative with your accessories and indulge in the infinite styling options offered with this season’s serving of pink patents, leathers and silks with intricate designs, tassels, pop art patterns and logo detailing. For shoes, look to Dolce & Gabbana to provide sandals, Gucci for healed loafers or the freshly innovative Balenciaga cutout flat ankle boots. Go for a round handled bag from Mansur Gabriel or Sophie Hulme’s signature tote. Your new pink attire for this season is complete.

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