Essentials: Pink powers the new fashion season

Pink clothing and accessories from Needle & Thread, clockwise from top left, Maggie Marilyn, Stella McCartney, Casadei, MISA Los Angeles and Sies Marjan.
(Needle & Thread / Maggie Marilyn / Stella McCartney / Farfetch / MISA Los Angeles / Moda Operandi)

Shades of pink appear to be everywhere right now. The think-pink trend popped up at the Oscars last month, where it was on display in full force thanks to Julia Roberts, Gemma Chan, Angela Bassett, Jason Momoa and others. And in recent weeks, the color has turned up on fashion runways.

“I feel like pink is a symbolic embracing of femininity,” said stylist Jeanne Yang, who dressed Momoa in a custom light pink, shawl-collar, velvet Fendi tuxedo for the Oscars. “Rather than the strong blacks and reds we have seen in the past [on the red carpet], I feel like women and men are starting to acknowledge and feel comfortable with being feminine. And there are so many shades to pink that can flatter every skin tone.”

Here’s how designers and brands have had fun re-imagining the power of pink for spring and summer.



Current/Elliott pink cotton denim jumpsuit dress.

Current/Elliott’s ’80s-inspired, acid-pink, cotton denim jumpsuit dress has metal buttons and tinges of purple detailing. $328. Available at

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney rose-pink chunky cardigan sweater.

This relaxed-fit, ribbed, rose-pink, chunky cardigan sweater from Stella McCartney is spun from a cotton-and-wool blend and has scalloped sleeves and pocket details. $1,095. Available at


Maggie Marilyn

Maggie Marilyn merino-wool long-sleeve sweater in pink, red and cream stripes.
(Maggie Marilyn)

British designer Maggie Marilyn’s You Make Me Happy merino-wool, long-sleeve sweater is spun with bold pink, red and cream stripes with a touch of ruffles at the cuff. $595. Available at

Needle & Thread

Needle & Thread pink chiffon camisole.
(Needle & Thread)

This blush-rose quartz, chiffon camisole has rows of iridescent sequins and is trimmed with tulle ruffles at the neckline and on its gathered hem. $225. Available at



Prada pink ruffled men's slim-fit shirt.

Prada offers a wisteria-pink, ruffled men’s slim-fit shirt in nylon with a button-down collar and button cuff details. Also comes in other colors. $690. Available at and

Alice McCall

Alice McCall pastel-pink stretch cotton minidress.

Australian designer Alice McCall’s bubbly pastel-pink stretch cotton Real Thing minidress has long sleeves and cut-out and tie-front details. $175. Available at



Gucci pink boot-cut pants.

Gucci’s ’70s-inspired, pink stretch viscose boot-cut pants have a cropped design and navy and ivory grosgrain ribbon at the hem. $980. Available at

Sensi Studio

Sensi Studio rose-colored Toquilla straw mini-bag.
(Moda Operandi)

Sensi Studio’s rose-hued Toquilla straw mini-bag is hand-woven with circular handles and fringed with colorful pink-shaded beads. $385. Available at


MISA Los Angeles

MISA Los Angeles crochet hoop earrings.
(MISA Los Angeles)

MISA Los Angeles offers plucky pink Crochet Dots Fleur Ombre hoop earrings. $150. Also in other colors. Available at

Emporio Armani

Emporio Armani short-sleeve casual men's front-button shirt.

Emporio Armani offers a fuchsia, white logo-designed short-sleeve men’s button-front shirt. $225. Available at


Sies Marjan

Sies Marjan pink lace high-neckline blouse.
(Moda Operandi)

Sies Marjan’s uber-feminine, lace pink Willie cotton-blend, high-neckline, long-sleeve blouse has ruched details through its center and an asymmetrical hemline. $695. Available at

Stine Goya

Stine Goya pink silk dress.
(Moda Operandi)

Stine Goya’s exuberant pink organic-silk, one-shoulder Lila dress has large top ruffles and is covered in happy-colored sequin polka-dots. $4,240. Available at



Casadei bubblegum-pink platform sling-back shoes.

Italian shoemaker Casadei’s bubblegum-pink platform sling-back shoes have a side-buckle ankle strap and a high block heel. $775. Available at


Khaite pink Italian twill blazer and cropped flare pants.
(Nordstrom Space)

Khaite’s tulip-pink Alexis Italian twill blazer has oversize lapels with water-buffalo-horn buttons, and the label’s matching Marianne cropped pants have a slight flare. $1,380 for the jacket and $680 for the pants. Available at Nordstrom Space and


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