Red, the color of passion and desire, the shade of slinky silhouettes, the hue of women’s heart health. Coronary Heart Disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, yet not many realize the severity of the situation. So, a program to help raise awareness began. The first Friday of every February is National Wear Red Day, a campaign to get people across the country sporting red and supporting women’s heart health. I wanted to take a look at how designers have been using red in their 2018 collections, and how you can support women’s heart health while looking fierce. Let’s take a look at 2018 in red.
Believe it or not, high stress levels are a risk factor when it comes to heart health. If you find yourself overworked and underappreciated, take a break with Resort 2018. Gucci displays a stunning blazer, belted beautifully with a butterfly broach, perfect for a therapeutic day of shopping, or flipping through fabrics at the famous Mood store in New York. Miu Miu doubles down with a gorgeous red fur coat and a chic romper that looks perfect for the racetrack, whether you’re racing or watching. Rag & Bone’s red sweater is embroidered with the words “have a nice day,” a constant reminder to yourself and others to take a deep breath appreciate how great you look in red. Zac Posen expertly creates a stunning red gown, utilizing well-placed stitching to create a pattern and add texture, perfect for attending a gala dedicated to raising awareness about heart health. Zuhair Murad’s incredible red jumper is accented with flared pants, perfect for standing out in a crowd and standing up to heart disease.
Take a break and de-stress by sewing one of these fabulous fabrics:
A sedentary lifestyle is a huge risk factor when it comes to Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke. Take a look at the beautiful Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear collections, and then get ready to spring out into the world and do some exercise. Alice + Olivia’s beautiful red blouse is layered under the perfect embroidered blazer, you’ll be jumping for joy due to how good you look. Gucci’s red cardigan is thrown over the perfect spring dress, the ideal ensemble for heading to tennis lessons. Kendall + Kylie embrace Los Angeles with a t-shirt embroidered with the city’s name in bright red, the perfect tee for playing basketball, especially if paired with some gold leggings made from Mood’s Dorado Metallic Performance Spandex. Sandro’s baggy striped sweater is cute and cozy, perfect for a long session of hot yoga followed by a well-deserved smoothie bowl. Zuhair Murad’s elegant formal jumpsuit, paired with a stunning chiffon cape, would make anyone stop short.
Get your sewing machine moving with these fabrics:
When it comes to fall, everyone wants to curl up with a cup of steaming hot chocolate and a slice of warm apple pie. But, diet is another major contributor to heart health. So, get ready for fall with the Pre-Fall 2018 collections, and then enjoy the sweet taste of apples without all that added sugar. Alena Akhamdullina’s fuzzy jumper is an adorable way to keep warm and bright on a chilly fall day, perfect for grabbing a steaming hot cup of chamomile tea with some friends and walking through the park, enjoying the leaves as they start to turn. Antonio Marras displays a variety of gorgeous red accented ensembles, with the lace skirt really standing out, the perfect garment for walking through a fall farmer’s market, enjoying the fresh taste of farm-to-table fruits and vegetables. Edeline Lee’s 40’s style skirt is absolutely adorable, ideal for enjoying a light lunch at a small bistro, sitting at the table next to the window to enjoy the beautiful view of the city, and people watching as the world walks by. Gucci’s sequined ensemble is next level stunning, perfect for an exclusive event in New York City, the lights bouncing off of every curve, the sequins reflecting different shades as you move. No. 21’s simple plaid pencil skirt is perfect for both work and fun. Paired with a button up, it would be perfect for a work holiday party. Throw on a t-shirt and denim jacket, and you’re ready for a lively punk rock concert.
Take a bite out of these fabrics:
Spring 2018 Couture
The modeling world may look glamorous, but many models partake in a habit that’s proven to be deadly, smoking cigarettes. Although many believe it looks chic and keeps you thin, smoking cigarettes is a major risk factor when it comes to heart health. Take a look at Spring 2018 Couture and remember that doing what is different and unique is much more fun than doing what is popular. Elie Saab’s incredible red dress features sheer lines crawling up the gown, giving the perfect flash of skin, the ideal outfit for dancing the night away at a charity ball. Givenchy features just a burst of red in a beautiful ombre skirt, perfect for learning how to tango. Valentino’s cape is the perfect accessory for looking powerful and fierce. Viktor & Rolf’s mini dress is ideal for cocktail parties, sipping champagne while engaging in small talk, and admiring the stars and fresh air on the terrace. Zuhair Murad’s crop top and blazer feature red beading mixed with white and gold, and absolutely stunning ensemble, perfect for dinner in the Eiffel Tower, looking out at the city of love with a healthy heart.
Create couture with these fashion fabrics:
Regardless of gender, we should all be focusing on a healthier heart. Personally, I’ll be picking up some of Mood’s Aqua, Fluorescent Pink and Black Striated Performance Jersey from their newest collection of performance jerseys to create the Erinus Shorts and matching Emilia Bra. I’ll be the most glamorous gym patron out there!
How will you be utilizing Mood’s fantastic collection of performance fabrics, or any of Mood’s fabulous fabrics, to work towards better heart health? Let me know in the comments!