Everyone has a favourite colour. Those that don’t invariably have a favourite non-colour, something neutral no doubt, but still taking a place in the spectrum of style definers. You can use your colour to define you and cherished and lauded are those designers about whom it is written ‘she/he has always had an amazing eye for colour’. Do you choose a colour or does it choose you? As you grow up much of your environment is controlled and determined by the choices of others, then you will look to peers or perhaps the colours of an adopted sports team, for validation, but very little is genuinely down to chance, which is what makes much of what happens in the fashion industry so fascinating. Behind the scenes significant sums are invested in deciding what colours and combinations will be majored on, when deciding what will appear on the rails up and down the land. Spare a thought for those of us whose livelihood depends on making those decisions, and don’t always just go with your favourite colour! – It might not be on trend this season!