Tom Corbett Is Ravishing with Rose
It’s Valentine’s Day, making it the perfect time to celebrate pink. We always match this holiday with pink, but this year it goes beyond sending chocolates and hearts cut out of construction paper. The February cover story for The Gloss, The Irish Time’s fashion imprint, puts pink front and center as the color to watch for this spring. It’s a vibrant, courageous color with a lot of inherent energy, a complex balance that Tom Corbett is perfectly suited to help The Gloss present.
The cover features an explosion in rose, with multiple layers and shades of pink skating across the clothing and the rest of the editorial. Throughout Tom’s story there’s no obvious method of matching shades or shapes but that adds to the effect, but The Gloss' Fashion Director Luis Rodriguez proves that pink is welcome in all forms and they all work together. Some pinks are loud and vibrant like a nearly neon suede bag, while others are softer, gentler, like a satin blouse. Pink has long been associated with femininity and what Tom’s editorial reminds us is that femininity can mean whatever we want it to mean. Femininity is soft when it wants to be, and strong when it needs to be.
Pink taking over the trend for spring is as much sartorial as it is social, like all trends. But Tom’s energetic images show sexiness, sophistication, power and tenderness, a blend of characteristics that has become incredibly pertinent to the current cultural climate. Women’s Movements have gained impact in recent months thanks to political moments and social forces. While millions of women march hand in hand, all at once, all over the world, anyone who would underestimates the power of pink does so at their own peril. One thing is for sure: Tom Corbett has never underestimated the women on the other side of his lens, and it shows this month on the cover of The Gloss.