Atomic Stardust Textile necklace
So what happens when you’re given some deep violet satin and simultaneously discover that Ultra Violet is the Pantone colour of the year for 2018?
The Pantone introduction to Ultra Violet
“UltraViolet is an enigmatic purple shade that evokes the inventive spirit and imaginative thinking that challenges the status quo. A spiritual, cosmic hue, Ultra Violet pushes the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future. “We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute
Sarah Young of The Independent.co.uk said “…for superior style inspiration, you’re going to want to stick to those who wore the shade with a nuance of nonconformity.” Think, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and Prince.
That said, it’s also a colour associated with many public figures as diverse as Queen Elizabeth and Karlie Kloss, Hilary Clinton and Beyonce.
Before we get too carried away let’s make one thing clear. Violet is not purple. It’s a pure colour of the spectrum while purple is “made” using blue and red. And if we want to be scientifically correct we have to acknowledge that we can’t even actually see ultra violet because it’s outside of the visible spectrum. But Pantone didn’t let that fact stand in the way of a fabulous name which is really cool.
Not everyone will feel comfortable stepping out in this powerful piece but for the modern woman who likes to stamp her style on the world this is the perfect adornment. The detailing is exceptional as you can see very clearly by clicking on the pictures below.