tell me what to wear

I went to the finders keepers market, to be inspired
by the art of fashion illustrators, specially hired,                                                        to portray fashion’s most exciting creations                                                               with individual creative  interpretations.

I liked what I saw; such talent abounds!

I couldn’t help noticing, while looking around
at how muted and pastel all the products were hued
everything designed in a mood most subdued;
as though colour was seen to be vulgar and bright
too hard on the eye; only  subtle is right.

Well, here’s a prediction for the coming season:
I have noted (and not without reason)
we’ll soon see  colours  bright, cheery and dramatic
enticing us down from our dim-lit, pastelly attic

The dictators of fashion are so very precise
they kindly include in their unchallenged advice
the exact pantone numbers of the colours to wear
so  we may step out in style, without a tremor of fear

that our clothes may be dated or the colours all wrong,                          confident,  knowing we’ve got it right; we belong.

(Burnt orange,  sulphur yellow, true red and deep teal,                                         mint green contrasted with blue for extra appeal.)

But not only in clothes, in art and design too, you’ll observe

In a loud, brightly-hued direction, we all, herd-like, will  swerve.

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