Pink, a colour that has always been that has represented fun playful vibe and always been labelled a ‘girls’ colour from the day babies are born, colours are said to portray a gender indication, most popular of course being blue and pink. Blue for boys and pink for girls.
With the past haven set in these concrete views on gender and what constructs that idea, times have changed and with a drive for more liberal steps to progress the world, even colour and what it brings to the table has to be questioned.
The beauty of fashion and what why i fell in love with it is that its the first to make radical changes, if its men wearing dresses or even Rick Owen’s Penis show, its open to question the worlds views on what seems to be fixated things.
The term androgyny come to mind with tackling the colour of pink, as the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics may be soon to be attributed with the colours pink and blue in time to come where maybe the gender specification will be completely neutral, something to look forward to in the eyes of equality and eradicating old dogma.
Evidence to suggest this androgyny can be seen through this summer/spring season, with the brand ‘Supreme’ a skating brand which portrays a different culture offering to youth has seen that the most popular to colour option that has sold out the fastest has been pink. This brings hope to many as if the the seemingly youth are involved with changing certain attitudes in fashion, what is there to say that this could have a correlation with general social views.
What i am trying to suggest that the seemingly feminine colour that is pink has now unlocked the door to allow any one female or even male to do something which 20 years ago may have been seen as ‘gay’. Recent events such as the high profile Bruce Jenner changing his identity to Caityn Jenner is doing massive to the freedom to explore the worlds offering not only in the clothes that you wear but as the person who you want to be from the heart.