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COLOUR PALETTES

I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE

You just need to glance upwards at the façade of BIKINI BERLIN to see that we're all about bright, cheerful colours. But it's okay to show a little restraint every now and again. We're not going as far as black-and-white though – for the time being, anyway. Our preferred look at the moment is tone on tone.


Editor-in-Chief Bikini Berlin
Katrin Schneider
 

SEEING RED

The fact that bulls are colour-blind once again shows the importance we attach to the colour red. It evokes strong emotions and attracts attention – which makes it the perfect colour for eye-catching accessories that add highlights to minimal outfits.

RED PICTURE: Kusmi cup, Premiata shoes, Comme des Garçons wallets (Artek), Mabba belt

 

BLUE HOUR

Representing hope, peace and spirituality, blue can rightly claim to be the classic among the colours. Or for us Berliners anyway – blue is the colour of the sky, our beloved Hertha football team and Marlene Dietrich's eyes. And even though it might make us feel blue too, we'd choose blue shades over a pair of rose-tinted spectacles any day.

BLUE PICTURE: Mykita Glasses, Studio 138 Earrings

 

LAST FEW RAYS OF SUNSHINE

And if he needs more brightness in his life, the resourceful flâneur knows what to do: experiment with the extremes of the colour palette. It's a well-known fact that happiness lies somewhere between orange and white and often begins with "lemon", "egg" or even "gold". And in our city that does summer better than anything else, the linden trees with their yellow leaves are making our farewell a little easier.  

YELLOW PICTURE: Hunter Rainboots Boots & Shoes,
Comme des Garçons x Monocle Scent Three ARTEK