If there is one statement colour that’s been with us since the beginning of time, it is RED. The number one colour used to get people’s attention, be it in fashion or in every day life. The red colour was chosen for stop signs because it was the brightest colour that contrasts with nature in the daytime.
Every culture has a different meaning for the colour red, most of them revolve around sacrifice, danger, courage, sin, fire and even majesty in the middle ages. In fashion, it’s mostly associated with people who are daring.
Some designers are known for their use of the colour red, notably Valentino for his gorgeous gowns and shoe maker Christian Louboutin for his red soles, famously inspired by an assistant painting her nails.
While repeatedly listening to Taylor Swift’s song Style, we picked up on this lyric.
”And I got that red lip classic thing that you like”
–Taylor Swift, Style
Which got us thinking that the colour red truly is a classic. Even though it’s been around for ages and it’s been used in fashion for centuries, we rarely hear it mentioned with the word ‘classic’. It must be that it’s simply too vibrant to be thought of as classic when it comes to fashion.
The colour comes and goes, in and out of style, but strangely, when you see someone wearing the colour, you never think of it in terms of being trendy or not. It’s just red, like black or white and that’s the way it should be, right?
Here at Télio, we’ve all red lovers, which is why most of our textiles available in more than one colour have a red option. Whether it be knits, wovens, laces or chiffons, you have the option of choosing to stand out!
We shouldn’t be afraid of buying a hot red piece in stores when we see one. Depending on the cut, it can and will become a timeless garment in your wardrobe. Red is red and it’s not going anywhere!
How do you feel about including more red in your wardrobe?