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Isabel Marant - S2012

Meaning of Colours: Red

There are 25 shades of red, from Alizarin to Vermilion.---In many cultures red symbolizes power, hence the red carpet for celebrities and VIPs.---In China red is the color of happiness and prosperity, it is used to attract good luck and is worn by the brides.---Feng shui recommends painting the front door of a home red to invite prosperity to the residents.---In South Africa, however, red is the colour of mourning and is considered holy.---Cochineal red, discovered by the Aztecs, was made using the female cochineal beetle. A pound of water-soluble extract required about a million insects. For the Aztecs, Indian red dye was considered more valuable than gold! However, it was the Spaniards who introduced the crimson color of Cochineal red to Europe in the 1500s.---Red is the color for the base or root chakra. This chakra is located at the base of the spine and allows us to be grounded and connect to the universal energies.

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Antonio Berardi - Summer 2012
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