Pink Is This Spring’s Warmest Colour
Be warned all who think that pink isn't their colour, because pink is going to be EVERYWHERE, from cotton candy to full-on fuchsia.| February 1, 2017
If we had to pick one song to describe the most obvious trend of Spring ’17, it would have to be “Think Pink” from Funny Face. It is an oldie but quite the goldie as Kay Thompson’s Maggie Prescott – a character based of the legendary Diana Vreeland – sings about how she wants everything and everybody to be in pink, basically.
And in pink every designer is, from Celine’s Phoebe Philo right down to Pierpaolo Piccioli of the now solo-manned Valentino. Even Demna Gvasalia couldn’t resist pumping some pink into the now largely androgynous Balenciaga.
Unlike Maggie Prescott’s fashion decree of only using one particular pink – “Listen: take this to all the designers; I want dresses made up in exactly this shade of pink!” – the season’s pink ranges from pale and powdery to flaming hot.
The silhouettes aren’t all girly either. Chanel’s mix of pastel and neon pink were topped with boyish caps and super-sized bling. Fendi’s Marie Antoinette-meets-Harajuku collection was more spice than everything nice. At Bottega Veneta and Michael Kors Collection, pink gave all-business boiler jumpsuits and boxy trench coats a feminine edge even when the colour was top-to-toe. Ultimately, it was Celine’s part-Astapor Daenerys, part-cotton candy, part-superhero pink dress that won the day. It is so fly, it comes with its own cape. (Come on, you have to admit that was slightly funny.)