I strongly recommend everybody to have a look to Pantone official web-site www.pantone.com to see the interesting products they offer. Thanks to them, I was able to discover that the Pantone colour of the year is ULTRA VIOLET 18-3838 and I am really happy about it as purple is one of my favourite tone. As announced by Pantone Color Institut this shade “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future”. Furthermore, I also came to know that Ultra Violet had been chosen by famous singers such us Prince, David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix to express their own individuality as “the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world”. And I think that we have to imitate those rock icons choosing this beautiful colour as protagonist of our next Spring/Summer wardrobe. Indeed, I always imagined that people wearing purple clothes or accessories should have been bold and provocative somehow.
Obviously all main designers have got Pantone Color Institut’s indications and we can find standout pieces among their collections. Let’s start with Balenciaga Knife booties in stretch jersey (on mytheresa.com) to be worn with grey denim skirts or trousers and, as top, a sweater matching the shoes colour such us Stella McCartney’s gathered model made from ribbed cashmere and wool-blend (on net-a-porter.com). Simply lovely! Complete your daytime look with gorgeous Delfina Delettrez amethyst and yellow-gold single earring for pierced ears (on matchesfashion.com).
But purple is really magnificent at night. So choose Alberta Ferretti mini skirt (on luisaviaroma.com) – where sequins are truly made in the ultra violet shade – for your saturdays’ club parties, that you can style with a cropped knitted sweater on tone or a white t-shirt with the Perfect Pump of Casadei in solid lilac leather (on Casadei.com)
Also Gucci put some touches of this shade in their Cruise line proposing the lace jacket/shirt with button-fastening to be combined with the metallic socks of the same brand (both pieces of farfetch.com) that I imagine with golden satin or leather sandals to spend very precious moments.
Do you want to copy a New York top model going to the gym for her daily workout? Get Frida Muse suede leggings that can be coordinated with a white loose-fit top and white pumps or sneakers. Don’t forget to carry a matching maxi bag such us the new Falabella reversible shopper in lilac faux leather designed by Stella McCartney (on mytheresa.com) or the Falabella Go mini backpack made from eco nylon in a darker shade (on stellamccartney.com).
All pantone information can be found on www.pantone.com (including photo of ultra violet chip).
Pictures have been taken from above mentioned websites excepting the Frida Muse leggings that is a courtesy of Brama Group distributor.