I spy pink! In the City of Light for Paris Fashion Week, the shine of the Eiffel Tower’s famous lights isn’t the only thing illuminating the city. This year, there was also an electric color taking center stage. Pink! Or en Français rose.
An eye-catching color spotted out and about around Paris, and my favorite color under the rainbow, pink is a universal color of love, compassion, fun, and warmth! (They did write the song “La Vie en Rose” for a reason!) Pink’s luxurious tone dates back to the mid-1700s, and it even became all the rage in 1800s Versaille (although it was a much paler shade then). This fierce color serves as an electric source of inspiration to me and has been regularly spotted in current fashion trends. With its talent for being bold or low-key, playful or sophisticated, professional or party-ready, it’s no surprise that designers from top fashion houses around the world are releasing collections and products in this lively shade.
I found the color pink in Paris more times than I could count. The trending hue was a major theme in clothing stores, window displays, floral arrangements, and even pastries! Pink cars cruised down the street, and pink granola found its way into my acai bowl. Valentino Runway, Prada, Alexander McQueen, Laduree Macarons (food, too!), they’re all embracing pink.
Pink isn’t just a Parisian fad. Harper’s Bazaar notes that pink, especially hot pink, is on the rise with designers and everyday fashion fiends. They also noted that despite Pantone’s prediction that 2022 would be swept away by a calming periwinkle, it’s the louder color that’s taking the runway and even encouraging bold monochrome looks.
Valentino was one fashion house that brought pink to the runway even going so far as to make the runway set pink. During the Valentino Paris Fashion Week Show, Valentino sent its Pink PP collection down the runway. Pink and black only! As Vogue noted, “Pierpaolo Piccioli adopted an extreme color strategy for Valentino fall ready-to-wear. Every look on his runway was pink—a specifically vivid tone of retina-vibrating fuchsia, set included. Or it was black.”
“Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink.”LILY PULITZER
The collection included 48 pink items with unique silhouettes, geometric cuts, and texture details. Electric pink blazers, dresses, coats, trousers, tops, gowns, feathers, and sequins, graced the catwalk in both women’s and menswear. Simply stunning. As Bustle said “There’s only one color on the menu for Spring/Summer 2022. That is, of course, pink.”
From Zendaya’s stunning all-pink suit look to hot pink mini bags, sunglasses, and earrings, pink is strutting right off the runway into our closets. This is exciting for pink lovers, but it’s also the perfect time to embrace the trend since pink is timeless and everlasting, so even when the fashion houses have moved on to another shade, the pink pieces in your closet will be ready for whatever your next adventure is.