More Rainbows, Please!
At CarrieColbert.com, color is always in style! That’s no surprise. After all, more color, please! But these days, it’s not just us…
The Fashion World Embraces Rainbows
Traditionally, though, the high fashion world has taken a divergent view on color from us. The fashion elite have always embraced a “black is the new black” approach. Indeed, for ages, the fashionable people were those who donned neutrals.
But in recent seasons, there’s been a noticeable shift… And not just from neutrals to colors. Yes, we are seeing a lot of colorful clothes in stores these days. But we are talking about moving all the way on the spectrum from black to rainbow! Yes, full on ROY G. BIV colors are taking over runways and closets everywhere!
Rainbows on the Runway
The first time I remember noticing rainbows on the runway is the Chanel collection in 2014 at Paris Fashion Week. The images of that show are beautifully burned into my memory! Then Kiera Knightly wore a dress from the collection on the cover of British Harper’s Bazaar, and I died. Then, in this current fashion season, as part of his last collection for Burberry, Christopher Bailey gave the brand’s iconic check pattern a rainbow twist. And you know Stacey Bendet of Alice & Olivia is on board with this vibrant movement!
So, as you can see, rainbows are no longer just for the kids. Rainbows have grown up, if you will. They of course are still fun and energetic, but there’s also a certain heir of sophistication with rainbows now. We’ve seen even the most high-end designers embracing the positivity. . And we’ve never ever met a rainbow we didn’t like. Truly!
Why are Rainbows Trending in Fashion?
So, given that colors are such an anomaly in fashion, particularly rainbow bright colors, it begs the question… why?
Why are rainbows trending in fashion at this point in time?
Well, I’d submit to you that fashion is an art form. And art forms are often influenced by the climate in which they are created. So, it’s no surprise that in today’s social and political climate we are seeing rainbows on the runway.
And in times of darkness, we could use a dose of visual hope. Fashion is doing its best to spread the happy, positive vibes that the world needs today. Fashion is rebelling against the negativity that abounds and trying to uplift our spirits! And who can say no to rainbows and sunshine and positivity and light and love? Today’s runways are giving us all the positive, happy energy that we need.