It is possible to be Strong and Empowered while wearing Pink
because they don’t suit your skin tone/hair color/penchant for wearing head-to-toe black. But pink is altogether more political; more likely to be dismissed because of what it might say about you. A woman who wears pink can’t be taken seriously, right?
But that would be letting ‘them’ win. Because pink is also the most joyful of all colors. It’s impossible to be miserable while wearing it. And now, between the designers conjuring pieces too irresistible to ignore and the style-setting women proving that – surprise! – it is possible to be strong, empowered and inspiring while wearing it, pink is officially cool. Which is why those of us who, until now, wouldn’t have given it a second glance are suddenly deploying it at will: some by stealth – witness the Fashion Month prevalence of Loewe’s Puzzle bag in candy pink – and others with cheerful abandon.
So now that the big hitters have got involved for SS17, the biggest challenge is deciding what kind of pink lady
you want to be. The options are plentiful – perhaps you want to channel Gucci (an early adopter)
or Prada with a more-is-more approach, mixing pink pieces resplendent with feathers and embroidery with an eccentric
blend of contrasting separates.
Too much? Then maybe you’re
more of a masculine dandy in the mode of Haider Ackermann, effortlessly dressed in fluid, androgynous tailoring in
increasingly hot shades of fuchsia.
You could be a modern girly-girl
who just wants one of the great
conjured by Roksanda and Valentino. Or are you brave enough to go for
the downright weird and wonderful approach of Balenciaga, with unexpected silhouettes and shiny Lycra leggings?
No matter. The most important thing is to wear it like you mean it
– to remember that of course you
can be both feminine and a force
to be reckoned with. That’s woman power. Own it.
“It is possible to
be Strong and Empowered
while wearing Pink”
Pretty In Pink
Still unsure? Add hints of pink to your look via your heels, a blush bag or a pair of rose-tinted sunglasses