What's up with Gold? Got an opinion? I'm a big believer in the idea that colours, images, and patterns cycle through our collective consciousness for a reason. Certain patterns, shapes, colours explode into popularity not just because we are all sheep following the sheep before us that decided this week was pentagon week but because there's something to that pattern or colour that we need right now to move forward and evolve. The hexagon explosion was pretty clear, I'm still not sure what that all meant but suddenly they were everywhere!!! For me not just all over clothing, advertising and art but also hovering on the edges like fairies, not quite perceivable with my feeble human eyes :) Hexagons in the sky!!!
So gold! Is it just me? I dunno. I've never been attracted to it. Maybe the association to weath repelled me? Maybe mum gave me silver earrings when I was a kid and then someone promptly told me that wearing silver AND gold was a major fashion faux pas and so I therefore became a 'silver person'....But lately, I love it! I freakin love it! And it's everywhere! My shop just stocked a new label called Serpentine that pretty much only makes black and gold things, an interesting timing coincidence to me deciding to print black and gold in this rounds limited edition. In a shop with over 9000 items, I don't think I've ever seen a black and gold piece of clothing, then I decide it's time for gold and then suddenly there's an influx :) Our newest team member rocks the black and gold. Gold studs and adornments everywhere (i'm staring at hexagon shaped gold studs as i write this)
So if i pass over the more boring possibility that someone up the fashion chain decided it was time for gold and we are all sheep....then what's the more interesting possibility. That there's something going on here...
A quick little googling reveals the following ideas from other people waffling on the internet:
"In the meaning of colors, gold is generous and giving, compassionate and loving, the benefactor or patron, sharing its wisdom, knowledge and wealth with others." nawww yes we like this
"Wearing gold in everyday life increases personal power, and promotes courage, confidence and willpower. Gold chains worn around the neck preserve health."
"In colour therapy and colour healing gold is used to help overcome addictions. It is useful for any depressive conditions as it is uplifting, energetic and inspirational. "
"Gold, both the color and object, symbolizes justice. Gold symbolizes power, strength, and perfection."
I got myself a SeenUnseen TriFrac hoodie printed in gold as well as a tank top to match my new black and gold Serpentine skirt. I'll just follow my instincts and roll blindly with that, considering that it just might be possible that my new found love of gold is somehow relevant to my desire to overcome addictions, fight for justice and share wisdom. Gold printed TriFrac gear coming out in the next few weeks
Gold...What do you reckon?