In scorching summer, when the world sets itself in hues of yellow, browns and rust and almost everything bright hurts the eyes, indulging pink in the wardrobe comes as a rescue tactic. Fashion fads swear by the versatility of the colour, which has taken the ramp by a storm at almost every fashion week, a colour so fascinating which has its audience in everyone ranging from youth to elderly. While some see it as a feminine colour the new millennial men too have given in to the pink and its charm, which doesn't come as a surprise seeing how men have started taking a keen interest in latest trends and self-grooming.
Though there's no history related to how and when pink colour became part of people's wardrobe, it is sensed that with the beginning of time when artisans involved in making and dyeing of clothes found their inspiration in nature and its resources, pink like other colours of nature, being part of foliage too made an impact for being subtle, yet impressionable. Its soothing nature and cooling quality gave it a reputation of being a summer colour. Which obviously seems false in modern times, for pink is a colour that looks and works absolutely fabulous all the year round.
Pink trousseau isn't limited to ramp and fashion weeks but has become a sheer essential of every wedding, every family gathering. Irrespective of religion or region pink is cherished by women and men all over the world. A significant trait of this particular colour is that it brings pink blush on the wearer's cheeks, which brightens up the whole face and lit up the mood at the same time. Cashing on the fact that pink is associated with love and beauty, not just trousseau but pink has invaded almost every wardrobe essential. Thanks to the PR and people's affinity towards trends, one can find pink handbags, pink clutches, pink shoes to pink hair ties and almost everything that is required to accessorise one's look.
Taking the world by storm
When it comes to India, pink lehengas have become the most it thing of the season, conveniently replacing red from the wedding trousseau. While earlier only shades of red and maroons had the privilege of taking the center stage, today the millennial women opt for more soft fabric and a softer colour, accentuating her beauty and her feminity. Hues of pink like princess pink, nudes, soft beige pink, ruby red, baby pink have become hot favourites for masses with no age bar. And it's not just the bride who's advancing towards a channeled look in pink, the bridesmaids taking inspiration from hot favourites like sabyasachi Mukherjee have started opting for saree and lehengas in hues of pink which works wonder for every skin type.
Who's who of pink
Pick a glossy magazine and you will find the best of celebs sporting designer pink sarees matched with array of blouses in almost every shape and pattern, a colour that does justification with every fabric it is imbibed in, be it cottons or georgette, or silks or velvets, or the satin, pink anytime redefines the fabric. Also the patterns, the embroidery done on pink or in pink be it a saree, lehenga or a salwar suit come out phenomenal as well as displays beauty and grace.
The ultimate find
Online portals have given in to the craze and have few of the finest designer online sarees mostly inspired by motifs and florals as seen on ramps at Milan. The designers giving tough competition to acclaimed designers like Sabyasachi and Manish malhotra have started staging collections in gorgeous patterns and shades, in silks, nets and velvets, embossed and embroidered with beautiful pearls,motifs and threads. One can find anything from pink saree in Comfi cotton to pink salwar suits in cosy silk, to heavily embroided designer pink sarees and salwar suits. For anyone who's a fashion enthusiast there's no dearth of designer ethnic wear, you are just one click away from finding that dreamy dress in pink.