Seven Blouses That Honour Prince’s Pantone Color Love Symbol #2 – Probably, purple has never been so under the spotlight like now. And all this because Pantone decided to honor Prince and his famous Purple Rain and create ‘Love Symbol #2’. The singer is considered the chief rehabilitator of the unloved color, having always been dripping in its rich, velvety shades until his untimely death in 2016.
Prince made purple feel new again and made it his signature with his 1984 album and hit song Purple Rain (performed in concert 1005 times), his logo and his custom-made purple Yamaha piano.
Purple has patrician pedigree. A signifier of royalty since ancient times, on account of the rarity and expense of the dye, Tyrian purple was made from the mucus of sea snails (Hercules, mythology states, discovered this when his dog ate one and his drool turned mauve) and a phenomenal amount was needed to yield sufficient dye. Julius Caesar, wise to a trend that indicated wealth and status, loved the colour. Having visited Cleopatra with her purple, perfumed sails, he left Egypt with a purple toga. Laws were passed stating that only royalty could wear purple – punishable by death. Perhaps that’s why UKIP have made it their own in 21st-century politics.
Prince chose a deep, funky shade of purple and variously drew on its biblical associations: in 1999 he sang: “When I woke up this mornin’, could’ve sworn it was judgment day / The sky was all purple, there were people runnin’ everywhere / Tryin’ to run from the destruction, you know I didn’t even care.” He was also wise to its sporting value: Minnesota-born, he was a keen supporter of the purple-jersey-attired Minnesota Vikings NFL team.
His style was a glorious mash-up of Victoriana, sequins, tassels and ruffles. The swagger and showmanship was wildly effortless – and numerous brands have picked up on his flair for fall winter 2017. Prada, Balenciaga and Dolce & Gabbana have drawn on Purple’s mesmeric qualities and produced blouses with glam-rock currency, all in Love Symbol #2. Take Prince as your muse this season.
>>Take a look now at the following beautiful and purple blouses that you need to buy now!!
Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini Frilled lace blouse
Tom Ford Ruffled blouse
Pallas Satin turtleneck top
Prada Silk shirt
Iro Ruffled blouse
Balenciaga Silk-satin blouse
Dolce & Gabbana Pussy bow blouse
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