The season's choice

The season's choice
There is a saying that the colour pink makes everything look pretty. But for a long time, this colour was seen as the monopoly of women because of its tag as the ultimate feminine hue.

However, the fashion industry soon broke this stereotype and this delicate shade quickly became a universal colour. With the Spring-Summer collection having been unveiled for this year, what has caught the attention of the fashionistas is the dominance of pink on the ramp. In shades ranging from blush to bright neon, it seems this colour is all set to rule the wardrobes this season.

Though this classic colour was considered a neutral shade, this time it has made a comeback with a more solidified presence not just in ensembles, but also in bags, shoes and even hair!

“Pink is richer than it ever was. And as the preferred colour of spring-summer this year, it is sure to glam up the festive look. For a bright and elegant look, look for a pink floor-length gown or skirt and team it with an aqua, lemon or gold hue,” says designer Shraddha of designer duo Anuradha and Shraddha Tikmani. 

Apart from its growing popularity in women’s wear, pink is being picked up by many men too, with rose quartz topping the chart. The most popular combination is a ‘bandhgala’ with a brocade pink jacket.

“Initially, the colour red was considered a style statement, but today, it’s pink which adds its own sheen to an outfit. A lemon-coloured outfit, if teamed with a hot pink bag or shoes, will add a bright pop of colour and is sure to make some heads turn,” adds Shraddha.

Not just outfits, pink adds a bright element even to shoes, which are the safest accessories to experiment with, feels designer Laksheeta Govil of ‘Fizzygoblet’. She believes that people want to experiment with colours and add a little fun and vibrancy to their outfits, especially during the summer season. “Today people are more open to experimenting with their footwear; they no longer want to stick to mundane hues like nude, brown and black,” says Laksheeta.  “Women can slip into a white shift knee-length dress or a pair of boyfriend jeans and team it with a pair of pink ‘jutis’. This will give the entire ensemble a very contemporary look,” she says.

Pointing out the evergreen love affair between this colour and the fashion world, Laksheeta adds, “Last year, ramps all over the world were sporting pastel colours but this year, the brighter hues are ruling the runways.”

There is something refreshing about this colour, says designer Sana Shah Bhattad of the label ‘The Circus’. She highlights the ability of this colour to make a sophisticated and bold statement by itself as well as its capacity to be comfortably paired with other colours like orange, flaming red, mustard yellow and green.

“Even though the metallic effect is in trend, gold and silver are no longer the ideal picks. Many fashion fanatics are looking to pink for a change as it adds a zing to any outfit. Apart from formal and casual wear, resort wear in pink is making waves too,” opines Sana.

With the focus this time on the shoulders, ruffles and easy silhouettes in pink, this colour has also shed it’s label of being suitable only for day wear. And as designer Rinku Sobti, pink never goes out of fashion.

“Indian complexion looks great in pink. Also this colour can be sported by people of any age group. There are many variations of pink so there is a shade for everyone. Perhaps that is why it has always been close to our hearts,” says Rinku.

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