TRANSLATION | Eugenia Yang
上世紀芭比娃娃粉色調植根於女性氣質，2001年Pantone卻以Fucshia Rose為年度顏色奠定千禧基調，甚至是2010年代一眾時尚品牌都採用Tumblr pink，將時尚態度與Y2K風格重新定義。而最能代表粉色的節日必是情人節了，濃情密意的情人節將近，席捲而來的是猶如春天一般的甜蜜與柔軟意象，la Maison Delvaux沉浸於一抹溫馨木槿粉調、Gucci Aphrodite、Fendi Baguette、Celine小牛皮肩背包和Givenchy 2023春夏大秀上那顆採用慵懶Hobo包型的全新VOYOU款式都換上個性粉，粉色不再是柔弱少女的無知，而是訴說千禧一代的女性形象。
在一片如夢如幻的草地上，嬉戲的時刻與感性時刻交替出現，日出的柔和光芒迎接嶄新的一年，兔系列不但象徵了春意、代表著黎明且充滿無限生機，就像Gucci主題系列由Max Siedentopf著手拍攝，鮮豔的色彩奠定出充滿活力的基調，呼應著期待春天到來的歡樂精神。LOEWE Bunny包款以巧妙針法將柔軟納帕皮塊縫製成立體動物造型，蜜桃色、鵝黃色再到酷帥的冷灰色，軟垂長耳結與剪羊毛球尾巴擁有柔軟觸感。Burberry則以松軟兔耳煥新詮釋TB標識圖案，靈動點綴在標誌性LOLA包上。
“Fashions fade, style is eternal,” once said Yves Saint Laurent. In this tumultuous time, people long for order and yearn for beautiful things by building physical and emotional connections. Seeking comfort through preserving beauty, we began to generate connections that originate from the bottom of our heart.
While Barbie Pink defined femininity in the last century, in 2001, Pantone set the tone for the millennium with the color Fuchsia Rose. Ten years later, major fashion brands even adopted Tumblr Pink and redefined the Y2K trend with a brand new attitude. The holiday that best represents pink is most definitely Valentine’s Day. As the special holiday arrives, the sweet, tender imagery reminiscent of spring is right around the corner. As la Maison Delvaux is immersed in a warm hibiscus pink, Gucci Aphrodite, Fendi Baguette, signature calfskin bags from Celine and Givenchy’s latest VOYOU bag are all reimagined with the color pink. No longer a symbol of weakness, the color becomes a testament to femininity for the millennial generation.
Year of the Rabbit
In an ethereal meadow, moments of playfulness and sensuality are woven together. Welcoming the new year with the soft glow of sunrise, the rabbit collection is not only emblematic of the spring season, but also represents the infinite vitality of dawn. Captured by Max Siedentopf, the latest Gucci campaign is set with vibrant, energetic tones, which is aligned with the joyful spirit awaiting the arrival of spring. Offered in peach bloom, dark yellow and ghost gray, the LOEWE Hammock Nugget cleverly turns nappa calfskin into a multidimensional animal design, featuring ears that knot at the top of the bag and soft pom pom tails. Meanwhile, Burberry redefines the TB logo with bunny motifs, bringing its signature LOLA bag to life with agility and playfulness.
When does fashion go beyond fashion? Perhaps it is when timelessness and infinity are considered. Speaking of the event of the year, it has to be the grand opening of Louis Vuitton’s flagship store at Taipei 101. A never ending dialogue, the collaboration between the French fashion house and Yayoi Kusama continues to expand and extend even after ten years. In layers and abundance, the signature dots perfectly reflect the concept of expansion. The joint series features a selection of brand icons that showcases Kusama’s creative process and captures the idea of infinity. How do we get closer to people through their daily lives? And how can we change and affect their emotions? In the end, people are always trying to gain happiness through purchasing clothing and accessory, which is no stranger to Kusama’s artistic expression and something that Louis Vuitton can achieve through craft and artisanship.