hile evoking many different impressions and often prejudgment, there is one thing you could be sure of: pink has always been a feminine color. Try putting on hold the usual Barbie from Malibu stereotypes, because pink is as unpredictable and untamable as a real woman. The key is to show it right. That is exactly what brands proved this season, collaborating with different colors and unexpected cuts.
The season’s must-have would definitely be an oversized coat. Comfort and style have never merged so efficiently. Iconic French house Rochas, for instance, presented a combination of masculine cut and cotton candy pink. As unthinkable as the idea may seem, this contradiction is exactly what made it look exceptionally chic. A strict silhouette formulates a well put together composition, while color gives a mischievous tint. Perfectly matched with practically anything, this outfit can easily be worn from day to late evening cocktails.
“The essential item to have this season is the pink coat,” says London-based stylist Heather Falconer, who worked on this shoot. “Adding elements of pink to your outfit can instantly update your look and make you on trend. A pink fur lined parka by Mr and Mrs Furs is a modern update of the traditional parka style. I'm a fan of fur coats. Ryan Lo, Meadham Kirkchhoff and Isolated Heroes have a selection of great pink furs.”
Marc Jacobs also showed us how to break the accustomed approach to pink. Marc matched up powder pink with a dark short boy haircut, smoky eyes and fastened it with a leather belt. Not only that, he let his models out on the catwalk in tiny sequined shorts and a fur collar. Pale pink has never looked this cool and seductive. The shade can also easily be worn with its autumn rival, the color grey.
“You can buy fur collars that will instantly update your winter coat to this new season’s trend!” suggests Heather. “My choice of styling the pink trend would be layering and clashing prints - pink on pink on pink, mix leather with pink tartan for a girly grunge vibe.”
Photography by Paul Whitfield; Styling by Heather Falconer; Make-up by Maddie Austin; Hair by Valerie Benavides; Model: Daria Popova /Storm; Photographer’s Assistant: Jake Newell.