We’re in the middle of waning summers, and it’s certainly the season of pastels! But, we don’t like saying that Pastels are “in” again. That’s because we believe, they were never out in the first place!
Here’s how pastels evolved not just fashion, but the whole art scene, all through the history of the world.
Did you know, Pastels were once known for being a chalk-like medium during the Renaissance for all the artists? It was the 17th and 18th centuries when the rise of the Baroque and Rococo styles made pastel paintings into a popular medium. And the clothes of those times took a cue from the art – Pastels started becoming fashionable in dresses too.
Then came the 20s when flappers chose to wear light tones as the world was mid-World War I. Later, when the art-deco buildings all around South Beach got themselves a fresh coat of candy-colored paint, Miami saw a revival of its architecture scene.
Pastels have also had an irrefutable impact on the world pop culture; a great example is the art direction we see in Wes Anderson films, The Grand Budapest Hotel included!
The Current Runways…
Designers have always looked upon light hues as a refreshing option for spring season. Pastels do tend to bring a soft side to the season’s fashion. This year’s Spring/Summer runways proved the same when pastels stole the show, all the way. After the electric neons of the last season, we saw delicate-toned laces at Rodarte, sherbet-hued tweeds at Chanel, and a wide range of pastels this year.
It only goes on to show that pastel trend has always and will in the future, withstand the test of time in not just fashion, but all kinds of art; pastels will always pass with flying colours!