It has to be pink
Hot fuchsia, sizzling cerise, shy sugared almond — you’ll find them all in the shops for spring, says Barbara Chandler
HOT PINK is the Pantone fashion colour for spring — proving that what goes around comes around. When Hungarian emigré Tibor Reich showcased his awardwinning fabrics at the 1951 Festival of Britain, he wowed the austere postwar world with the chunky modernist weaves of sunshine yellow, peacock blue, and, most surprising of all, Siamese pink.
Tibor Reich fabrics are newly back in production, thanks to the enthusiasm and initiative of his grandson, Sam Reich, managing director of Tibor Ltd. Visit tibor.co. uk for more.
Meanwhile, Tricia Guild calls it Fuchsia Pop, pushing her pink palette of paints and fabrics as an energising shade for spring — and her Designers Guild store in King’s Road sets colour trends for the whole capital. Her spring paint edit includes a candy shade called Vreeland Pink, a rosy Madame Butterfly, and sugared almond Jaipur Dusk.