— ART, FASHION & MORE !
Among the majority of New Yorkers’ passions for dressing in black, I constantly feel sorry for them if they are just scared of colors to style. I never stick to a specific color for outfit but it’s true that I really like pink long time and it could be my signature color. However, I know there are also many things people say about pink.
One day I met a person who used to sell products in the Japanese young female fashion market at a gathering. During our conversation, she stared at that pink top I was wearing and said brightly,
“Your top is SO Japanese! That reminds me of my clients in Japan… they always picked and loved items in pink! ”
She was half-right, because I did not purchase the top in Japan or from a Japanese label/designer. But in fact, there’s a boom of girly/Lolita fashion trend in Japan which is set for Japanese young women, and pink (especially baby pink or pastel pink) is frequently picked to convey major images of that trend and its concept. I figured she wanted to combine her memory about the clients with the fact I am the one who were born and grew up in Japan.
Actually, I had a somewhat weird feeling after she gave me her comments. I just wondered if she will say the same thing again when someone else who is not a Japanese shows up wearing my pink top. Therefore, I became more aware of pink with my affection for it and eventually had this question; What association does the color pink have for individuals? —Meanwhile, my outfit was partially-influenced by that question (and my love) for pink today.
House of Dagmar beige short-sleeve coat, DURAS ambient black lace-front cardigan, mercibeaucoup taupe crew-neck cut&sewn, Palma Australia pink floral cropped pants, Vivienne Westwood pleated socks and Franco Sarto black brogues
So the things I will do are to focus on pink to sort out some ideas and/or possible answers behind it.
I’m planning on writing to report about the truth about what is happening in pink from multifaceted points of view of fashion, gender and cross-cultural studies afterwards. It’s engaging that I would see many faces of my favorite color (PINK and a range of PINKs) from now on.
*Photo taken at Cupcakeland Bakery: 390 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 http://thecupcakeland.com/