Saturday, September 24, 2016

Pantone Fashion Color Report: Spring 2017...

One of my favorite things about this time of year is that Pantone's biannual Fashion Color Report is released.  After the New York Fashion Week, they launch their color forecast for Spring 2017.  The color report includes the top ten colors that were seen most frequently during the shows and includes an in-depth analysis of what's next in fashion.  It sort of takes the temperature of what we can expect to see in the coming months.  I know a lot of designers that ignore the reports (and can sometimes be quite hostile), saying they don't create things because they are trendy.  For me, I like to know what's out there and what other art professionals are doing.  Whether or not it effects my decisions is debatable, but I still like to be aware.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, reported: "One of the things that we saw this year, was a renewed sense of imagination in which color was appearing in context that was different than the traditional..."  She went on to say that, "... designers applied color in playful, yet thoughtful and precise combinations to fully capture the promises, hope and transformation that we year for each Spring."

The fun thing about the spring color report is that usually the Color of the Year is selected from one of these!  What's your guess?

If you'd like to read the entire report and get a break down of all the colors, CLICK HERE.

1 comment:

Alison Herrington said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and say Greenery. I feel they will stay away from reds and blues (politics) and stay away from pinks and blues (this year's color).