In every wardrobe, there are the basics, those white and black pieces that are timeless and classic. You pair them with trendy, colourful pieces of the moment to complete an outfit, or you wear them together to get a chic effortless look.
Once in a blue moon, other colours can slip in and infiltrate the basic black and white pieces and be worn season after season. Navy for instance, is widely regarded as one of those colours you can count on to not go out of style.
Now, it would appear that nude is vying for a spot in the basics corner!
‘‘In fashion, the word is most often used to describe a shade that is a little darker than champagne, lighter than sand and perhaps with a hint of blush or peach’‘ according to Samantha Critchell, an Associated Press fashion writer. Which kind of settles the debate on the actual tone of the colour, since not everyone is the same shade of nude.
We can all remember the media scandal a few years ago when Michelle Obama stepped out in a ”nude” coloured dress that was described as such in the media, until people started pointing out that it wasn’t a ”nude” colour for her. Everyone’s flesh tone is different and unique, we can’t all fit under the banner of ”nude”.
Regardless of it’s unfortunate name, and whether or not it ends up being renamed more appropriately in the future, the colour is all the rage. We’ve been seeing it for a few seasons now, on different types of garments at Maison Martin Margiela, one of the early celebrity adopters of the nude as a basic is Kim Kardashian, who’s been using Margiela nude bodysuits as a go-to piece under a jacket, paired with a high-waisted form fitting coloured maxi skirts and even nude coloured skirts.
We have many ”nude” coloured fabric to choose from in this season’s collection; Télio’s Mesh, style 98808, colour 09, Télio’s Parker Suiting, style 34819, colour 06 and Télio’s Atwell Denim, style 35394, colour 07. All perfect choices to fill your nude needs.
Have you adopted Nude yet?