It occurred to me last week that the Christchurch earthquakes may have had a strong influence on fashion this year. The colour orange is in all the shops – stronger and brighter than last year. So my thinking is that the orange road cones, barriers, hard hats and overalls seen in Christchurch over the last year has led to orange being the colour of bravery, action, comfort, rebuilding. And fashion designers and stylists have responded!
And now the streets of Napier are awash to orange too thanks to the broadband project. Lots of orange barriers, road cones, handbags and shoes everywhere … we have to keep up with the trends!