Energising, electrifying and empowering — there is something about magenta in the swish of silk, flowing taffeta and satin, resplendence of velvet and the rush of nets and organza, which is making it rule the fashion circuit in 2023.
Call it luxury in motion. Actress Priyanka Chopra attended a Bvlgari event, dipping into the Magentaverse with her grand, flowing ensemble. The colour brings in emotional wellness, with the vibrance of red and the flush of pinks, and is fast dipping into décor palettes of restaurants, quirky accessories and a splash out of ensembles. A plush move up from the humble, radiant magenta bougainvillea that lined our gardens while growing up. From wrap knit dresses to co-ord sets to slit maxis and lehenga cholis, there’s a lot to choose from in the colour.
“It is a vibrant colour that brings in a great deal of vivacity, and is the right amount of celebration-ready brightness to look both glamorous and sophisticated,” says fashion designer Ridhi Mehra. The best textures to wear it include silk, satin, organza and cotton, she adds.
Ridhi has brought in peplum tunics teamed with shararas, 3D floral motifs, sequins, bugle beads, feather detailing on hems, overlay jackets, embroidered belts, kimono capes, cuff sleeves and skirt-shirt sets to celebrate.
Shilpi Madan for Deccan Herald