Friday 18 October 2019

Darren Kennedy: Dive into coral, the coolest colour of the year

It's official: coral is the cool colour for 2019, according to Pantone

Vanessa Hudgens wearing coral
Vanessa Hudgens wearing coral
Acne Studios SS19
Labo basil shampoo
Short-sleeved crossover dress, €19.95, Zara
Suede sandals, reduced from €49.99 to €28, H&M
Cord belted trousers, €169, Whistles, Brown Thomas
Crisp: Victoria Beckham
Darren Kennedy

Darren Kennedy

As the planet grapples with tackling climate change, coral bleaching and the very future of the coral reefs, the world authority on colour, Pantone, has revealed its official colour of 2019 is 'Living Coral' - a vibrant pinky-peachy shade with an orange hue.

According to Pantone, it's said to "embrace us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy". So, what better colour to inject into your wardrobe for the year ahead?

Across the catwalks, designers returned to coral en masse for Spring 2019. At Prada, models donned sweet coral camisoles with matching-colour headbands, while Altuzarra went for a more literal translation - with rich coral dresses studded with shells.

Pastel coral hues dominated at Marc Jacobs, which included several blush coral looks for day and eveningwear.

Acne Studios used the shade to great effect across suiting, accentuated with contrasting pastel mint shirts.

Crisp: Victoria Beckham

Suits are trending right now, and Victoria Beckham embraced a crisp, fresh look in a sharply tailored white two-piece from her Spring 2019 collection. She kept it casual with a white lace V-neck blouse underneath.

One for the boys

Labo basil shampoo

Le Labo's Basil Shampoo is enriched with repairing macadamia, stimulating rosemary leaf and strengthening rice extract, which will leave your hair feeling deeply nourished. The awakening basil is balanced with citrusy verbena, making it ideal for early morning showers. This rich shampoo is suitable for all hair types. What's more, it's vegan and free from parabens and artificial colourants.

BUY: Le Labo Basil Shampoo, 250ml €25,

Top Tip

Coral can range from peachy or orangey to warmer pinkish shades. Go for a coral that enhances your skin's undertone. If in doubt, simply wear it at arm's length by way of a leather clutch bag in the colour.

Wish list

'Tokyo' bracelet with rose bars, €90, G by Glenda Gilson,

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