I was delighted by the monochromatic fashion choices and representation of Black designers at the inauguration. I discussed the significance of the bold hues with Amy de Klerk for Harpers Bazaar as Kamala Harris became the first female Vice President.

“The colour purple is not only emblematic of the suffragette movement, but it also has historical associations with nobility – making it the perfect choice for Harris, who has broken barriers and changed the face of history with her historic appointment.”

“Colour can be utilised as an implicit affective cue to elicit certain emotions and the bold colour choices of vice president Kamala Harris and first lady Jill Biden have done just that.”

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Shakaila Forbes-Bell is a Fashion Psychologist and writer who has been featured in Marie Claire UK, i-D, Who What Wear, All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, Fashion Bomb Daily, The Voice Newspaper, Gal-Dem, Black Matters US and more.

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