CANDY COLOUR

Author: Zoe Cosby

Trends
March 01, 2018

Pinks, pastels, and lilacs

Colour trends within the fashion world pass with a blink of an eye – but the pervasiveness of pale pink, or millennial pink, is still apparent, and its popularity has paved the way for a new wave of pastel coloured prettiness. Inspiration comes courtesy of your favourite retro sweets; Love Hearts and parma violets, with designers embracing these warm blushed tones in everything from fashion to textiles and homeware.  Pantone even announced their colour of the year for 2018 to be ‘Ultra Violet’ – a colour they deem to represent ‘the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now.’ So, it seems we’re heading into the violet hour, an ice-cream fantasy of pretty pinks, vanilla yellow and luscious lilacs – colours that will soon be taking over our Instagram timelines, and our closets.

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Gamine launches a line of ‘Pret-a- couture’ frames, designed to function not only with corrective lenses but also to be worn as a fashion accessory, blurring the lines between necessity and style.
The collection encapsulates the essence of a contemporary, creative and young brand from their colour palettes to avant-garde frame shapes.

www.gamine.nyc

BLACKFIN - model Elliott Key BF833

The perfect balance between the past and future can be seen in the model Elliott Key BF833, in which an iconic retro shape, the symbol of an intellectual, slightly bourgeois style, emblematic of a particular era, has now been redesigned using a sophisticated titanium production process in which the slab of titanium is milled on two levels to give the front a two-dimensional volume creating an original bas-relief effect on the top rim. The result is a frame that cleverly blend a 1950s-inspired design with a state-of-the-art construction technique capable of imbuing the frame with futuristic connotations: the perfect mix that is the essence of Blackfin. In the model for women Elliott Key the top rim and temples are given emphasis by such pastel colours as ultraviolet – the 2018 Pantone colour – baby blue, yellow ochre, powder pink or ruby red teamed with a front in silver, dark grey or muddy brown.

blackfin.eu 

VERA WANG
MODEL: V466
 

From the Vera Wang main line sun collection, the acetate and metal V466 style offers a statement round eye shape in a stunning array of patterned colours, with the effect of a “watercolour”. Pictured in peacock with a soft gradient blue lens. Vera Wang Eyewear is produced by Kenmark.

kenmarkeyewear.com

KIRK & KIRK
MODEL: ANNA

With a reputation as the ‘Kings of colour’, British brand Kirk & Kirk launch a new collection; Spectrum. Their ability to play with colour through design is signature to the brand and this Berry colourway is no exception.

kirkandkirk.com

PLEIN LES MIRETTES
MODEL: DIVA X

Explosive, sublime and unique, Diva by Plein Les Mirettes is a fantastic example of the brands dynamic approach to shape and colour. The strength of the silhouette contrasts beautifully with the soft blushed shade of pink.

plein-les-mirettes.fr

ANDY WOLF
MODEL: 5079

Taken from the Soul Collection, Andy Wolf showcases an uncharacteristically classic frame. The soft oval shape is contemporary yet casual, and the delicate transparent green offers something different and on point.

andy-wolf.com

YUICHI TOYAMA
MODEL: US 009

Model US-009 from the USH collection has a delicate butterfly shape and distinctive pink surround between the lens and the framework. USH by Yuichi Toyama was launched in 2017. The collection interprets traditional aesthetics of structure and colour, adding modern touches.

yuichitoyama.com

L.G.R
MODEL: KEREN SUPERLEGGERO

The pale pink version of model Keren is light and feminine, with very fine gold metal arms on the translucent acetate front. The Superleggero line from L.G.R is a new addition that explores very fine lightweight aesthetics. 100% handmade in Italy.

lgrworld.com

TRUSSARDI (DE RIGO)
MODEL: STR 213

The 2018 collection continues to represent the values of Trussardi yet offers an awareness of the forms and fashions of the future. Combining classic lines with irregular shapes and neutral hues with exclusive acetate textures, such as aluminium and carbon gives the collection a unique elegance with a nod to the spirit of the 70’s.

en.eyewear.trussardi.com

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