Fashion by Sharon Irvine
I thought by now the hype of Mr Grey would have calmed down but every time I switch on the TV, lift a magazine or go online the nation seems to be obsessed with this fictional character.
Fermanagh is no different and although I have yet to read one of the books and don’t plan on going to see it I have heard mixed reports about the film. The most interesting thing I have heard is the chaos in our local Cinema with crowds of screaming women losing control even at the sight of one of Jamie Dornan’s bare arms.
I must admit it is great to see a local actor being catapulted into superstardom but from what I can see Mr Grey is not a patch on Paul Spector, his character in BBC 2 series ‘The Fall’, a series I was hooked on and a role which really made people pay attention to Jamie Dornan and take him seriously as an actor.
But this is a fashion column not a Jamie Dornan fan club so there will be no more talk of Fifty Shades of Grey and in fact there is not a patch of grey to be had all summer.
We certainly have fifty shades of floral print, fifty shades of denim and even fifty shades of suede but not one hint of grey despite the fact that spring summer 2015 is one of the dullest I can remember.
The shade of the season according to Pantone (who set the colour trends for the year ahead) is Marsala, which is a soft burgundy colour and this has been teamed mainly with equally dark colours which would generally be associated with winter.
However despite this being the colour of the season it’s certainly not the only colour out there. As always spring summer will offer a burst of colours and this year it’s not all about soft pastel shades in fact we will see very few pastel colours.
As always prints will be big news this season in particular checks, stripes and bold florals along with a selection of graphic geometric prints.
If you feel like moving away from the dull shades and want to make a bold statement this summer why not invest in a pair of print cigarette pants or a bold trapeze dress or into the warmer months a pair of floral shorts.
Even though it may seem as if the dull grey months could go on forever you can already see the signs of spring poking through the soil and gradually slotting in amongst the mid-season stock on the high street. It is the sight of this that helps us all look forward to the summer.