Does Italian style have a color?

 

When you think of Italian racing your mind automatically goes to Ferrari red.  When you think of Italian cocktails perhaps you thirst for the bright red of Campari.  When you think of Italian cinema it’s possible you remember the title of Michelango Antonioni’s Red Desert.  Then there’s the three colors of the Italian flag – red, white and green.

Red has long been associated with Italy, it was after all unified just over 150 years ago by Giuseppe Garibaldi’s Red Shirts (Camicie rosse), but Italy’s success in the fashion world hasn’t come only in red.  The rainbow of colors associated with Italy’s leading designers starts with the shocking pink of the legendary Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli.

We’ve tried to bring the hues of Italian fashion together in the following list.  Are there any you think we’ve left out?

 

Pink by Schiaparelli

Elsa Schiaparelli's Shocking Pink

 

Emerald green by Bulgari

An emerald green Bulgari clutch

 

Blue by Renato Balestra

Renato Balestra's Blue Logo

 

Capri blue by Pucci

Special Pucci Capri Blue edition of Guerlain makeup

 

Greige  by  Giorgio Armani

A model wearing Armani's Greige Makeup Collection

 

Beige by Alberta Ferretti

An embellished white and beige Alberta Ferretti dress on the catwalk and in detail

 

 

White by Laura Biagiotti

White | Laura Biagiotti

 

Green and red by Gucci

A green and red Gucci scarf

 

Red by Valentino

 

A red Valentino purse

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