Over the rainbow
It’s the colorful arc that forms a bridge between summer and fall, Earth and heaven, and fashion and an almost universal philosophy advocating tolerance and togetherness. But you don’t need to reach the rainbow’s end for the magic to happen. No need to go chasing rainbows when you can... choose rainbow!
The rainbow trend brings together a number of different subcultures. It has strong connections with the LGBT community, and often appears in Kawaii culture with its unicorn alter-ego. For nature lovers it represents renewal; the sunshine after the rain. To many it symbolizes treasure, with its hidden pot of gold guarded by the leprechaun from Irish folklore, who spends his time making shoes.
Talking of shoes, Converse got the LGBT ball rolling by asking Miley Cyrus to rework the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker, adding glitter polka dots and a multicolored red, orange, yellow, green, indigo and violet sole. At his last Burberry show for London Fashion Week, Christopher Bailey made waves when Cara Delevingne walked his runway in a long faux fur cape in LGBT colors. He also gave the iconic beige, black and red tartan a compelling twist, reworking it in rainbow. As for the newly appointed poet of the fashion world, Virgil Abloh composed a whole new odyssey for Louis Vuitton Homme with a polychromatic catwalk that had the fashion glitterati visibly moved.
To create a bold pop look for yourself, opt for accessories in all colors of the rainbow. Earrings, net shopping bags, T-shirts, flat or heeled sandals - the rainbow trend has you covered from head to toe! Stylish Parisian girls are weaving their way through the rainbow streets of Le Marais with unashamedly sophisticated New Wave flair and so much arty promise you can’t help but smile. So, are you ready to fly somewhere over the rainbow...?
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Virgil Abloh debuts first menswear collection fr Louis Vuitton - CLIQUE Adelaide
Miley Cyrus Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Pride - Sole Collector
Versace - "rainbows are ruling the runaways at Fashion Week" - Evening Standard