Pink and Green


inspiration | Sep, 2011

As unique and unconventional color combinations continue to be in demand, we draw inspiration from the combination of light, dusty pinks with turquoise-inspired greens and teal. The combination is often seen in nature but unfortunately not so often in fashion. As the consumer embraces new shades and never before explored color combinations, the shades of pink and shades of green and turquoise example becomes the main focus. Inspiration can be seen in fashion magazine covers, like the VOGUE NIPPON April 2011 edition and also in fashion editorials, a great example being Lara Stone’s US VOGUE, September 2010 editorial.

During the 2011 edition of SxSW (South by South West festival) in Austin, Texas, we noticed the emerging trend of casually mixing shades of pink with often sporty turquoise or green. Inspiration comes from interior design as well as early 1990′s sportswear. Menswear is quickly adopting the look in softer and less vibrant shades. During a recent trip to Turkey, we stumbled upon a great pink-and-green combination.

Jil Sander‘s spring/summer 2011 collection offered few very inspiring pink-and-green color ideas. The designer had taken his silhouettes into a simpler and more minimal direction which allowed him to experiment with colors and color combinations. Combining bright shades of fuchsia, Kelly green and yellow is also emerging as a key color direction. We also look for inspiration in editorial work and photography.

In the latest, summer 2011, edition of the LF catalog, we also noticed the trend be present. Combine the shades for upbeat, modern and quite fresh color results.


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