Dan Colen and Emilia Wickstead: Pink. C'est Magnifique!

 The power and symbolic nature behind color has always fascinated me. The interest intensely developed during my sophomore year of college at Carnegie Mellon where we had to literally become colors. YES. I would really like you to imagine what it is like to physicalize Robin’s Egg Blue. Amazing, is what it is.

 I went home during that winter break, immediately constructed a neutral mask from clay, and made my parents watch me transition from the color yellow to the deepest shade of navy blue. They said they couldn’t really tell the difference in shades, but that’s not the point.

 The point is, whether we register it or not, the colors we wear effect the persona we present in a given situation.  For some reason, I am always drawn back to a soft pink. The color has an inherent romantic quality that I feel allows the wearer to take bigger risks in cut and style and still maintain a quality of grace, femininity, and elegance.

 Executing this idea perfectly is the brilliant Emilia Wickstead. Time and again, she has proven herself to be one of the fiercest in the game at bringing impeccably constructed pieces that radiate elegance with an edge.

 Below is one of my favorite pieces of Emilia's and of all time, worn by Suki Waterhouse to the 2013 BAFTA LA Britannia Awards.

Yet To Be Titled, 2010

Yet To Be Titled, 2010

S & M 2010

S & M 2010

Artwork By Dan Colen and made of chewing gum on canvas. See more of his work here. 

First Image of Suki Waterhouse in Emilia Wickstead found here. Second Image found here.