Move over Radiant Orchid, Marsala is here.
Pantone 18-1438, Marsala, was recently declared the 2015 Color of the Year by world wide color authority, PANTONE®.
As a result we can expect to see a distinct warming trend in the colors that surround us; everything from fashion, to media, to industrial design and home decor, will be taking on the rich, earthy tones of a fortified red wine… and the fairways and greens of the world’s golf courses are no exception.
Just as Radiant Orchid, the outgoing COY made its golf apparel mark in 2014 ( Nike, Poodle JoFit, Daily Sports ) Marsala is sure to figure in 2015 collections, but while the former was distinctly modern; an icy-bright shade of pinkish purple, this year’s choice is somewhat more, shall we say, muted. Some have called Marsala old-fashioned, dull… even… icky.
Well as my French husband often says, “les goûts et les couleurs ne se discutent pas” which roughly translated means, “individual preferences for taste and color are totally subjective”, and to that end Marsala also has no shortage of fans…and besides you don’t need to transform your entire wardrobe… or decor… to partake of the year’s trendiest hue. Marsala fits into numerous color palettes as a perfect compliment.
I see Marsala on the golf course with a color palette that includes burgundy, coral, navy and taupe… but that’s just one of many that work. See what you can do with Marsala. After all it’s color of the year for the next 12 months, you may as well have some fun with it.
Despite an early Arctic blast that’s brought freezing temperatures to all 50 US states, many golfers aren’t about to put their clubs away for the season.
In fact, with a weekend warm-up projected for many parts of the country, the coming week… even here in New England… will likely feature golf for those of us who refuse to relinquish the game just yet.
As far as apparel for those wintry rounds, It always seems to me that the most innovative and exciting cold weather golf styles come from Japan. Have a look at the 2014 Fall//Winter campaigns for companies like Pearly Gates, Kappa Golf, Black & White, Callaway Japan and Viva Heart … to name just a few… and you’ll see what I mean.
Unfortunately, these Japanese collections are generally not available here in the US, and that tends to leave me quite frustrated as temperatures descend.
That’s why I’m rather ecstatic about Uniqlo. Now that the Japanese LifeWear designer has established a firm foothold in the US, we finally have access to apparel that features the technologically advanced textiles, marvelous design and extraordinary range of colors that are the hallmarks of Japan’s golf clothing lines.
Though not specifically a golf apparel company, Uniqlo offers numerous golf-perfect pieces in its LifeWear collection, and the awesome Adam Scott is a Uniqlo brand ambassador. Much to my delight the company just opened a store here in Danbury so naturally I’ve already selected numerous items for the frosty fairways we’ll be playing on for the next several months. I’ll definitely be wearing Uniqlo at next week’s Thanksgiving shotgun.
In the meantime, for ladies contemplating a cold weather round, I’ve styled several sublime winter golf outfits around Uniqlo pieces that are sure to keep you warm in style. Uniqlo makes men’s clothes too… we’ll feature them in a future post.