Spring Brings Colourful Things

As I look out at snow-covered rooftops (we haven’t had many in Canada this year, but we did manage to get a snow blitz the last few days), I am reminded by the colourful fashion images on my laptop that Spring is indeed around the corner.

In India today, they are welcoming Spring with the kaleidoscope of colours that is Holi – a festival devoted to rang and the welcoming of the season and all its glorious hues.

The recent Spring 2010 collections have virtually every colour within that kaleidoscope to choose from.

An illustration welcoming the season, from Satya Paul.
Poised in pink at Wendell Rodricks SS10.
Scarlet - not for the weak of sartorial heart.
Scarlet Lanvin SS10 - the full view, with shoes to match. Natch.
Extra strong mustard at Bottega, in the classic weave clutch.
Opting for drama at McQueen Pre-Spring 2010.
Stripes and structure at McQueen PS10.
Completely unstructured at Stella SS10. This dress needs an island breeze, n'est pas?
Miyake captures the Holi splattered shirt, perfectly.
Lanvin also does the one-colour look, complete with clutch. Drama at every angle.
A man all too familiar with drama - the demure kind. Haider Ackerman does haldi for Holi!
Galliano's 40s siren in fire engine red, for Dior SS10.
Slanted seductresses at Gaultier.
You don't need a ballgown for evening with this long jacket and flowy pants from Max Mara.
The classic Indian "combination" of fuchsia and hot orange at Stella.
Ballooned beauty at Gaurii and Nainika SS10.
McQueen's lemon yellow gown from PS10. Not a sour note around.
The 50s silhoutette at Rochas gets the floral treatment.
Love the minimalism of this dress with the perfect shoe at Ungaro - lets the colour speak for itself.
Chartreuse charms at Rochas SS10.
Liquid plum satin and the perfect shoulder at Talbot Runhof SS10. Je want. But please, not those shoes. I need the pointiest silver slings with mine.
The navy blue of the west, meets the navy blue of India - pink - at Ungaro.
A walking work of art, at Viktor & Rolf SS10.
Take mini, add colour, add frou and pouf! You have instant glamour at Valli.
Paisley perfection at Preeti Kapoor. I don't just want this. I neeeeed it.

Whether you celebrate it or not…

May your path be strewn with the petals of Spring and may everything you touch turn to exuberant, vivid, spectacular colour!

H O L I   H A I  ! ! !

Illustration courtesy of Satya Paul. India Fashion Week images courtesy of Yahoo India except for Preeti K image, which is courtesy of MSN India. All other images courtesy of Style.com.

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