Fashion's New Color Palette

Feb 2, 2011

February is in the air, with love following the Valentine's Day month. February 14 will arrive in a fortnight, and I have many special thing in mind for this blog. But those surprises will come closer to the day itself. In the meantime, my mind is on color. The world of fashion has been embracing Prada's bold S/S '11 color palette with all their hearts. Prada's S/S '11 collection broke boundaries, and told us that we can experiment, we can have fun with fashion. With Valentine's Day coming up, I got to thinking-pinks and reds have been the sole color for the event ever since it started. It might be because of the color's romantic, feminine appeal. Can we break this boundary, too?
Pinks and reds define Valentine's Day. I have always liked pink, and been indifferent to red, but now, I want to move past it. There can be changes in the world, and changes are a good thing. The hues that define February 14 are now a cliche, and I have a different color in mind-tangerine. 
The bright tone of orange can be soft, can be loud, and it stands out, however you wear. In Vogue UK's February issue, they reported tangerine as one of the latest trends of the season, and was labelled as a color has a "vibrant youthful flair." The color may be almost too bright in some situations, so Vogue recommends using another bold color to complement each other. I loved the Christian Dior S/S '11 tangerine look which balanced itself out with white. Prada followed with deep tangerine tones off-set with dark greens, bright pinks, and even blacks. Marc Jacob's vibrant S/S '11 collection featured dazzling hues-fuschia, magenta, and tangerine, all in one outfit. Hailee Steinfeld pulled off the tangerine look amazingly at the SAG awards, and inspired Anna Dello Russo to create a brand new set of Oscar fashion rules-"Invent your new palette." On that note, I think fashion's new color palette should include tangerine. 
Can tangerine be the new pink? But no, I am not talking about a color trend. I am talking about the fashion industry taking a step forward. Perhaps it is time. 

What do you think of tangerine? Do you think that fashion is able to move on from well-worn cliches?

-M

10 comments

  1. I do love the tangerine colours, but think I'm a bit too pale at the mo!
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  2. I can't ever wear tangerine, it's way too similar to my hair colour! But I do love it clashed with pinks or reds!
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  3. Love those colours!

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  4. i wasn't too sure about all these bright colours.. im far too comfy in black/grey/nudes but I think it's a nice change after what we've the past few seasons
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  5. I work for Nicole Farhi and we had the biggest drop of the brightest orange I have ever seen for S/S11. I think one piece with white looks fresh and perfect for summer xoxo

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  6. I am obsessed with these! Especially love the bright color of the Fendi!! Just became a followe loving your blog! Thanks for visiting
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  7. I am in love with every one of these bright, vibrant shades of infectious colour, tangerine especially. I am stongly thinking of infusing this colour into my own wardrobe! i love the Marc Jacobs look, so oversized. and Dior just blew me away as usual!

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  8. I think tangerine is absolutely appropriate for spring! great photos!

    xphel

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  9. I do love this hue, but it doesn't suit everyone. You really need the right skintone and haircolor to pull this off. That Dior dress is my favorite!

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  10. I love the those colors, but it doesn't suit me... But I love to see the colors in other people! Great post, I great blog... I am following you now, so come and check out my blog.

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