Color Therapy: Yellow

How colors exhibit moods within fashion.

Colors can illustrate an array of meanings within our lives. From vermillion to indigo, every hue radiates a complex energy source that can influence our personality traits.  

Alyson Charles, officially known as Rock-Star Shaman, spoke with V about the correlation between colors and moods. As a shaman practitioner, Charles utilizes colors as a healing tactic, incorporating the seven chakras and their affiliated tones into her teachings. 

“Changing [the] color of what we’re wearing can absolutely exude a whole different energetic imprint out into the world and to ourselves,” Charles told V. “There are a lot of different spiritual practices and healing methods that you can go to to try and get back into alignment, and working with the power of colors is one of them.” 

Here, V explores the symbolism of yellow within fashion.

Yellow exudes happiness and freedom. This beaming color is related to sunshine and rays of light, projecting a feeling of enlightenment onto other and to ourselves. Golden shades of yellow often possess particular healing properties, including a boost in our metabolism and mentality. “Yellow is obviously a very joyful color,” Charles said. “It connects to our personal will and our personal willpower.”

View the color yellow from various Fall/Winter 2020 collections below:

Carolina Herrera
Erika Cavallini
Issey Miyake
Marc Jacobs
Maison Margiela
Miu Miu
Moncler x JW Anderson
Sies Marjan



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