Trend Alerts: Strawberry Ice

A fruity favorite this season, Strawberry Ice is "both tasty and tasteful," according to the Pantone Fashion Color Report for this spring. Pantone asserts the color is "suggestive of a cooling and refreshing delicacy, yet its warmth as a color is quite appealing ... Strawberry Ice is a confection color that evokes a feeling of being 'in the pink,' emitting a flattering and healthy glow."

Kimberly Damp, sales and marketing coordinator for WOV-IN (asi/92980), agrees. "Pink is a positive, healthy color that often makes people feel positive vibes," she says, which is why companies providing valuable services may choose pink to leave strong, memorable impressions.

In addition to evoking a sense of well-being, Damp says, "Pink is the ultimate fun color. Its palette is so diverse and fun that it's easy to work into many designs." In fact, just about any demographic can appreciate this color; hospitals can use it for new baby welcome gifts, organizations can use it to support breast cancer awareness, and the list goes on. "Pinks work well with a variety of palettes," Damp adds. "For apparel, deep, warm, rich colors pop when complemented with a cool, sharp rose pink." Pantone names Toasted Almond and Tangerine (both hot this season) as palatable palette pairings.


    No doubt, Strawberry Ice lends itself to feminine tastes, so why not embrace it on a figure-flattering skirt? On the runway in Milan, Italy, during the MSGM Show – part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 – one model showed off the pretty pink attire.


    The Adams Cotton Twill Resort Palm Trees hat (LPPT1) from Bodek and Rhodes (asi/40788; circle 90 on Free Info Card) is a 100% cotton twill cap, garment-washed and pigment-dyed. Features include an embossed leather strap with brass buckle and grommet and tonal embroidery on the right side panel.


    With a gently contoured silhouette, an open collar with ruffled placket and pearlized buttons, the Ladies' Crosshatch Ruffle Easy Care Shirt (L644) is supplied by SanMar (asi/84863; circle 92 on Free Info Card); decorated by Janelle Bolt, owner of Dundee, OR-based Busy Hands Embroidery.


    Get the Basic Essential Tote (TEL), made with 600D polyester including 50% recycled material. It contains a matching-color zipper and 28" handles for easy carrying from WOV-IN (asi/92980; circle 93 on Free Info Card).


    These Pink Camo Stretch Flare Pants (3348) made from a cotton/twill spandex blend are from Rothco (asi/83708; circle 95 on Free Info Card); decorated by Carolyn Cagle of Stacy, MN-based Strikke Knits (circle 99 on Free Info Card).


    Ame & Lulu (asi/35232; circle 94 on Free Info Card) offers this water-repellent canvas Wristlet (WL-071) with an interior zip pocket and a handy strap.