From magenta, to coral, to antique-rose; pink is a colour of many names and each different hue delivers its own nuanced set of feelings and sensibilities. It’s a colour that has many dualities. It can be both shocking and tender, both traditional and non-conventional; pink is coded with meaning and is rich with history through its association with womanhood and femininity. More than just a pretty pigment, when worn well, a pink skirt, dress or pair of shoes can command an entire room. Using this loud and proud colour as a springboard, we have curated a selection of five items that we feel celebrate all that there is to love and desire about the colour pink.
Made using 100% antique-rose patent leather and lined with satin, this Bottega Veneta pencil skirt is the queen of leather skirts. The A-line silhouette is simple and clean while the skirt’s shiny finish makes it irresistible. High waisted, knee length and fitted with pockets that nod to the brand's iconic intrecciato technique, the edginess of the glossy leather juxtaposed with the soft feminine dusty pink colour is what makes this skirt so distinctive.
A definitive birthday and/or rave dress, Molly Goddard’s funky tulle mini dress doesn’t shy away from the sugariness of femininity. Floaty and flirty, this fairytale marshmallow-coloured dress does ‘girly girl’ with pride and elegance with undercurrents of grunge and non-conformism. Featuring a round neck, ruffles and a flared mini skirt, the dress lives up to Goddard’s bold and eccentric reputation and is the ultimate get-up for an all-nighter on the dance floor.
Arguably the prettiest ankle boots anyone has ever seen, these Maryam Nassir Zadeh shoes are a dreamy piece of lilacy-pink perfection. Dyed in a shade that is associated with peace and tranquility, these round-toe suede boots have a leather insole and a bold block heel and are not for the faint-hearted. Not only is the bright pigment intensely pleasurable to look at, the boots also capture that elegant yet laid-back tone that Maryam Nassir Zadeh does so well.
Rich, luxurious, pinker than pink and great craftsmanship are just some of the things that come to mind at the sight of these delightful Ashish magenta cropped trousers. Inspired by a box of crayons and 80s luxury couture, these straight-legged trousers feature bow embellishments along the sides of the leg and will wow, shock and mesmerise anyone and everyone who encounters them.
Coral pink is one of the most passionate shades on the pink spectrum and instantly brings about feelings of summery romance. Just take a look at this cotton-denim jacket by Isabel Marant and your heart is sure to feel a pang of warmth. It has a buckled waist and turn up cuffs and the gorgeous V-neck collar allows the neck to be shown further adding to it’s feminine sensibilities. Having a somewhat utilitarian feel, everything from the patch pockets to the pleated front seams to the gold-tone buttons make this denim jacket an object of affection.
Text by Kadish Morris