Pink is the new red. This spring, major fashion houses and young designers alike are rolling out the pink carpet to pay homage to a colour whose infinite nuances can adapt to all our skin tones, enhancing our complexions and completing our outfits with a distinctly feminine feel. Inspired by eighties sportswear looks and nineties-style streetwear, this season is all about the return of pink clothing and accessories, bringing us all a healthy glow. It's worth pointing out that, as far as we're concerned, pink doesn't have any enemies - it's a colour as honest and loyal as any good friend. While a certain timidity, decades ago, meant it kept its distance from flamboyant reds, today, much to our delight, the two often meet. So, does this mean pink is finally the colour of choice for all our iconic accessories?
Pop on your rose-coloured glasses, and let's take a closer look at the wave of blush sweeping the season's most coveted styles, starting with Acne Studios' sought-after Manhattan sneakers, now in a soft, dusky pink that we would gladly apply to our cheeks. The comfy insoles and sock-like stretch-knit finishes make them the go-to piece for this summer. For lovers of bold and vibrant shades, MM6 has revealed a pair of iconic trainers in a punchy pink that was quick to set our hearts racing. It's also a hit at Valentino, edging the white calfskin Rockstud Untitled, while a highlighter-style neon pink takes the spotlight at Off-White, bringing us hyper-graphic trainers that you'll definitely see coming! Alexander Wang decks his Stadium Sneakers in a more powdery hue, available on dainty sandals and dramatic stilettos as well… just perfect.
We’re also desperate to get our hands on this season's bags, with their healthy, peachy feel. In the top five of our pink-list: the Pillow bag and the Snapshot at Marc Jacobs; the Musubi by Acne Studios, whose coral version is a real revelation; the shopping phone holder at Balenciaga; the fun and fashionable Canal bag at Heron Preston.
Another ultra-chic take, with a touch of "God save the Queen", is the interpretation of the TB at Burberry in a super-flashy fuchsia, making it very clear that our beloved designers have only one thing in mind this spring: the Pink Panther spirit is about to take over even the most understated wardrobe, as we transition from winter to summer, turning morose into rose.