The fashion industry was all about colour.
But as it went from dark red to white, and as the white world became more diverse, the fashion industry had to evolve.
And for the first time, colour was no longer the sole factor in how fashion worked.
The idea of colour is not something we were taught growing up.
The idea was a matter of cultural practice, and in that sense, the colour revolution was a revolution in fashion.
We now have a range of colour-appropriate fashion, but the fashion that we see today is not what we saw a few decades ago.
Colour is no longer a part of what makes a designer’s work.
It is a cultural force that is passed down through generations and can influence the way we look at our own work.
For many of us, the time has come to embrace colour.
There is a new world of fashion where colour is a no-brainer, and that is a refreshing change from the days when the only option was a black or a white, or a dark grey or a bright pink.
I think we all want a piece of this colour, whether it is through fashion or the everyday beauty that comes with our skin tones, or through the new and exciting world of beauty that is coming to our homes and offices.
As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the colour black, I hope we can all look back on the colour of our fashion, as we do all of the others that have shaped our lives, and celebrate it for what it really is: the colour that gives us our identity.