The much anticipated early December
announcement pronouncement has come; Ultra Violet, a deep, blue-purple shade is Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018 .
Purple, it must be said, can be polarizing. Research from a myriad of market researchers and assorted color scientists (yes, color scientists are a thing) show that while men tend to dislike the hue, women have a clear propensity for purple. Hence we can assume there may be some disaccord along gender lines when it comes to Ultra Violet, however, early reaction has been surprisingly positive. It’s been referred to as counterculture… but also as regal… both in the same blurb. That might say something about its eventual universality.
In any case I can already testify to the fact that Ultra Violet lends itself very well to fairway fashion, and I look forward to seeing a lot Continue reading “Pantone Color Of The Year 2018 & Ultra Violet Golf Fashion”
It’s an iconic combination to be sure, with red representing hardiness and valor, while white evokes purity and innocence. Then there’s blue, for vigilance and justice.
That explanation makes it’s easy to understand why the red, white and blue color palette is so powerful.
Here in the US, where flags fly proudly throughout the year, there’s a special place for the patriotic color scheme in summer. From Memorial Day at the end of May to Labor Day in early September our streets, homes and public buildings are resplendent in red, white and blue.
So, heading into the Independence Day weekend, it’s a perfect time to show your colors on the golf course. With so many stellar designers doing golf apparel these days, the choices are endless. Happy 4th of July.
It was almost three years ago, back in the summer of 2011, that Pinehurst Resort and the USGA presented the logos for this year’s US Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships. The men’s logo features the whimsical “Golf Lad” with his oversized bucket hat and hanging suspenders, while the women’s logo stars the state bird of North Carolina, a bright red Cardinal.
2014 seemed so far off back then, and the history-making prospect of back-to-back men’s and women’s U.S. Opens, at a single venue, was still somewhat abstract.
Flash forward to now, as the unprecedented joint get’s underway, and everything comes into focus. The course, Pinehurst No. 2, has a championship golf legacy that makes it a perfect choice for this historic U.S. Open doubleheader. Over the years, it’s hosted the PGA Championship, the Ryder Cup and a couple of U.S. Opens… as well as the most prestigious senior and amateur events. Meanwhile the village of Pinehurst has become a destination for travelers seeking stellar golf in a historic setting that also offers excellent dining, cultural and shopping experiences.
On that last note, let’s get back to those logos. What I didn’t mention was that a separate “joint logo” was created, in addition to the two logos described above. Designed by renowned U.S. Open artist Lee Wybranski, it artfully combines elements of the men’s and women’s logo to commemorate the consecutive championships. Featuring the two trophies, side by side, “Golf Lad’s” floppy hat sits jauntily on the men’s cup while the Cardinal perches precariously on the women’s, this dual logo whimsically represents the historic melding of the two events.
Those attending the tournaments will find all three logos well represented in the merchandise pavilion, on a wide variety of apparel and accessories. And for those who can’t make it to Pinehurst, USGAshop.com offers an expansive array of items featuring each of the three logos… the a perfect way for anyone to own a small piece of golf history.
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An exciting Sunday at the season's first major and a win last week in her native Hawaii have put LPGA superstar Michelle Wie firmly back into the spotlight, and in addition to her brilliant on-course abilities, fans are collectively getting reacquainted with her distinctive fashion sense.
On the golf course, Wie has been wearing Nike since… well… since she turned pro in 2005, at age 15. Unusually tall and long-of-limb, the precocious phenom made every outfit look exceptional. She regularly made the "best-dressed female golfer" lists that appeared in blogs and magazines. Off course, at dinners and galas, she wore gowns by trendy young designers… and, while a student at Stamford, Wie actually dabbled in fashion design herself, documenting innovative DIY designs in a blog she kept at the time. MORE –>