In the Pink

January 1999

Professional Insider:Trend Spotting

In the Pink

Fashions and accessories for spring in a most girlish hue

Celebrated in the happy-go-lucky movie Funny Faceand derided in the moody and disaffected novel The Bell Jar,the exhortation to "Think pink!" is the call to

arms for apparel and accessories this spring.

Pink is "the personification of pretty," says the Fashion Group International, picking it as the No. 1 color of the season.

Other colors predicted to dominate the apparel rainbow are yellow, from pale shades to the boldness of gold; blue, in every intensity but navy; cool tones of lilac and gray; and greens from grassy to lime. White replaces black as the favored basic – a canvas on which to paint these more vibrant colors in clothing and accessories.

December's Elle,for example, shows a cashmere cardigan set off beautifully by a vintage turquoise and gold necklace.

Other hints include pearls (of course), a bracelet electrified by a richly colored mosaic of gemstones, an amethyst and white metal ring and more gemstones – linked together for a smashing bracelet.

So, jewelers, get your gemstone inventories up to snuff and stock up on white metals across all price points – these are the best choices for your fashion-forward customers.

Copyright © 1999 by Bond Communications.


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