I LOVE purple and red. Purple is my favourite pseudo neutral. It really goes with a lot of colours .. I am wearing purple pants now, actually (from the Banana Republic collaboration with L’Wren Scott … sighhhh … may she rest in peace. Sigh…)
I love these colours together. It seems improbable, but you can find this colour combination in nature – look up photos of the Royal Purple Smoke bush…on overcast days you can really see that it has bright red veins running through purple/maroonish leaves. A magical bush! A magical colour combo. Lovely photo.
I wore this combo sometimes this winter (red trousers, purple coat, quite like the right hand picture) but found it rather strong, as both are full colors with very few black-white-gray-components – at the end of the day I had the impression that all people stared at me frowning at the fashion accident I was wearing. not easy to pull off, this combination.
I feel surprised and flattered that it is now ennobled by a Sartorialist blogpost :-)