2011 - Rickie Fowler Style Statement Transcends Golf

 ... and orange you glad it does?

After all, there's not a color out there as bold, bright and happy as orange.

Mr. Fowler's known this for years... or at least since his days at OSU... and now it seems we'll all be able to enjoy the jaunty hue... on and off the golf course.

You see, this spring "the fashion universe loves orange".  And not just any orange either, what's in style for Spring/Summer 2011 is the pure, powerful shade that Rickie favors;  International orange it's sometimes called, or Orange-red, or ... Persimmon.  Yes particularly Persimmon.

The succulent shade can be found in the SS 2011 collections of major designers like Versace, J.Crew and Prada to name a few.  I've heard we'll also be seeing a myriad of sharp citrus tones at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando at the end of the month when over 200 golf apparel companies... including some of the biggest names in golf fashion... present their new lines.

As for the fashion-forward young golfer who started the trend,  most are predicting he'll win his first PGA Tour event soon ... and when he does there's no doubt about what color he'll be wearing.

Photos: Rickie Fowler / by Greg Moore,  Runway fashions / via Refinery29.com