How to clash pink with red on Valentine’s Day – While one usually associates charming reds and flirty pinks with Valentine’s Day Eve, what if you wish to rock both hues in the same ensemble. The Prefall 2018 collections are awash with a glittery fury of two-toned ensembles in mushy reds and moony pinks — be it Dundas’ one-shoulder ombre red and pink dress or Emilio Pucci’s hot pink coat with contrasting red lapel or Cushnie et Ochs’ sexy strappy red and pink toned gown. The two amorous hues were also seen having a conversation with each other at Diane Von Furstenberg and Stella McCartney.
A few weeks ago, Alia Bhatt was seen in a magenta pink Dolce & Gabbana gown with red applique embroidery on the bust while Sonam Kapoor was snapped at a dinner in a Zoe Champion Knitwear pantsuit, which had shades of pink, red along with yellow. Last week, Shraddha Kapoor had teamed her Paule Ka pantsuit with a printed pink top underneath. In India, Amoh by Jade has stunningly played with the two hues in their resort offerings.
DELICATE YET FIERY
These hues are perfect for a date night and work well with minimal make-up and statement accessories. Designer Monica Shah of label Amoh by Jade opines that pink and red shades are one of the most coveted colour palettes this season. “Infusing red and pink in one look offers a delicate yet fiery edge to the outfit. For when you really want to go for a feminine silhouette with a touch of elegance and love to the ensemble, invest in pieces from Amoh line which will work well for a V-Day date,” shares Monica.
TURN HEADS BY COLOUR BLOCKING
Pink and red together is an extremely bold choice of fashion but can look fabulous together if styled well. Colour blocked silhouettes need to be simple and understated to work. “A lacy strappy bubblegum pink top with well-fitted ankle-length red trousers or a calf-length permanent pleated skirt would definitely get all heads turning for Valentine’s Day,” says designer Nandita Mahtani, Co-Founder, LoveGen. Designer Anushree Reddy cautions that having red and pink in the same ensemble only has one rule to follow, right proportion and composition. “Choose a colour (say red) as the dominant and pink as the secondary colour to complement it,” says Anushree.
Red and pink hail from the same family of colours and both signify happiness and love in some way. Designer Shehla Khan says, “They translate into garments beautifully because as colours they are feminine yet striking and have so much character that they can be used as plain or with embroidery beautifully.”