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Elizabeth Wellington has been The Inquirer's fashion writer since December 2002. She believes that great fashion is for all people, not just the rich and wealthy. She has an eye for the new, the unusual and that which suits us all.
It's the shade of sweet pea, flushed ebony cheeks, or the deep pink swirl in a psychedelic pattern. However you describe the hue, the world's leading color experts have labeled "radiant orchid" the 2014 color of the year. Time to step aside, last year's emerald green.
As shoppers begin to grasp the reality that making apparel in America - or better yet, in their hometowns - is not just a matter of style but also a way to build local economies, the news of SA VA's demise is just plain bad.