10 Ways To Channel The Healing Powers Of Ultra Violet

Earlier this year, the ultimate authority on colour announced Ultra Violet as the Colour of the Year for 2018. In the words of Pantone, “..a dramatically provocative and thoughtful shade of purple, ultra violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos mysteries of the cosmos and the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now.”

In the realm of possibilities, who thought a purple-on-purple tracksuit could look sexy? Though when it comes to Rihanna, the hue’s most dedicated proponent, a jute sack could be mistaken for haute couture. From Rihanna’s Purple Haze tracksuit to Suki Waterhouse dazzling in an ultra violet Ellery number, we’ve had some major breakthroughs with the colour. LorealxBalmain, one of the most sought-after collaborations in the world of beauty, also hit a home run with their Freedom lip colour, late last year.

An amalgamation of the fierce energy of red and the calming characteristics of blue, the pigment has, in fact, played an important role outside of fashion too. Through years of politics, purple has even been a representative shade for parties that are coalitions of liberals and democrats. Given that the latter is represented by red, and the primary by blue, the colour has stood to blur the lines between the two. Not only has it had some glorious moments in governments of the Netherlands and Belgium, it has also played a vital role in the United Sates election affairs where the ratio of voters is equal for both parties.

With such a robust history, Pantone’s choice has us gearing up for some ultra violet retail therapy this year.

Zoya Dias of Blue Enamel Finger Ring ₹ 2,15,000 (approx)

Just the right kind of violet dazzle you need.

Swarovski Crystal Dust Double Bangle, Purple ₹7,090

Pair it with a plain black dress or a chic pant-suit, it's all up the ultra violet alley.

Balenciaga Knife spandex sock boots £875

Get ready for a major shoe-gasm with these stunners.


Gucci Caspar Dragon-Embroidered Satin Pumps ₹77,060

Gucci in ultra violet- music to our ears!

Krishna Mehta Violet and Pink Tye and Dye Printed Full Sleeves Shirt ₹6300

If you prefer an ethnic game, this number is just for you.

Salvatore Ferragamo Belted Flared Dress $1,643

Who wouldn't love a classic Ferragamo in the colour of the year?

Prada Embellished Leather Shoulder Bag € 1,295

Lord, let Santa come early this year.

Swarovski Zodiac Pendant, Capricorn, Purple, Rhodium Plating ₹ 6,590

Nothing that comes close to the minimalist sparkle of this delicate, encrusted necklace.

Ritu Kumar Purple Printed Crop Top ₹2,700

If you're one for fusion, this crop top is a must-have.

Rara Avis Violet Sleeveless Jacket ₹15,900

This sleeveless jacket is a winner for all your night-outs this year.

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