As men get softer, woman get tougher and the gender definitions are increasingly blurred, there is change a foot inthe fabrics and colours used for menswear collections. In the 18th century it was perfectly normal and masculine for a man to wear a pink embroidered suit. Then in between Barbie and Freud, pink became looked at as a girly colour.
There was resurgence in the 80's and I do remember my father wearing pink shirts to business meetings. It was considered young and daring at the time, and he pulled it off!
Then came the Japanese with Rei Kawakubo designer and founder of Comme des Garçons, and suddenly the colour pink became fierce and powerful.
Well fast-forward to modern day, and pink really has come full circle, arriving back at its initial role of a lighter red. These past fashion weeks, the colour was everywhere, on both women and men. Did I find it anywhere resembling feminine? No I didn't! The colour is finally taking its well-deserved place on the fashion scene!