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Trend Alert: Pink

Spring 2018 Fashion Trend - pink
Versace, Rejina Pyo, Emilia Wickstead, Michael Kors Collection, Dolce & Gabbana

Peony, rose, blush, Germolene or millennial pink – whatever you call it, the pink trend for spring 2018 is big news and, while spring may still be a way off, on Sloane Street the new designer collections are abloom with the prettiest of petal shades.

Millennial pink has been the colour of the moment in fashion and design circles for a few seasons now and it shows no sign of slowing down: It was alive and well on the spring 2018 catwalks of Versace, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Miu Miu, Valentino and Prada, to name just a few.

Some say the trend began with Wes Anderson’s 2014 film The Grand Budapest Hotel, which made much of the colour, others say it stems from Pantone naming Rose Quartz as one of its colours for 2016, and Pale Dogwood is one of its colours for spring 2017. Some others chalk it up to the popularity of iPhone’s rose gold finish or attribute it to an ironic notion of prettiness.

In any event, it is pretty and looks great with greys, creams, navy or even worn head-to-toe, especially in a trouser suit.

Even the most minimalist or tomboyish of tastes will be tempted to think pink…

Valentino dress, £2,120
Oscar Tiye shoes, £590 at Harvey Nichols
Prada blouse, £1,020
Prada skirt, £880
Miu Miu pleated skirt, £760
Miu Miu blouse, £475
Maje blouse, £160
Gucci sweater, £1,140
Emilia Wickstead sweater, £650
Fendi skirt, £925
Dolce & Gabbana dress, £1,900
Pretty Ballerinas mules, £139
Chloé dress, £2,550
Boutique Moschino dress, £640 at Harvey Nichols
Bottega Veneta trousers, £850
Baublebar earrings, £60 at Harvey Nichols
Valentino sweater, £870
Valentino bag, £2,620
Saint Laurent bag, £1,190
Gucci bag, £805
Emilio Pucci sweater, £610
Fendi keyring, £460
Escada blazer, £675
Escada trousers, £355