Okay, this is not because I’m influenced by my two recent photo uploads on Facebook, both of which purple (photos below). But I’ve been seeing lots of purple on Shanghai streets. I should start taking pictures (because otherwise no one will believe me! – why won’t you believe me?) I’ve been questioning if it’s because it’s winter and according to ‘experts’, purple is a winter color. Or if it’s a general Shanghainese/Chinese preference.
Now, Nike’s putting out their limited edition sneakers, which in the US are black/yellow and black/green (boring if you ask me), will be silver/purple here in China, allegedly inspired by Chinese porcelain.
Well, purple is a royal color in the West … am I missing a connection here? Or am I reading too much or too little into it? Mental note: more investigation needed.
Alright … here are Nike’s purple, and my two most recent purples.