Thursday, September 07, 2017

Pantone Spring 2018 New York Fashion Color Trend Report...

It's here!  The first of the Fashion Color Trend Reports comes hot on the heels of New York Fashion Week.  I always look forward to the Pantone Color Reports.  After years of posting about them, I know the survey palettes can be met with mixed feelings.  While several designers I've talked to don't particularly care for them, I find them really useful.  I might not always implement them in my design choices, but they are definitely good food for thought.  It's also a nice way to take the pulse of the fashion world and get a clearer consensus about the feel and mood of some of the top influencers in the fashion industry.  Love it or hate it, if you're into color, it's definitely interesting!

These were the top twelve colors that hit the runway.  The selections from the Spring 2018 are a vibrant mix, and highlight self-expression and individuality.  Some of the colors aren't ones that we'd normally associate with a spring palette, but are certainly statement making.  Pantone states, "The color story is wildly divergent and we see a kaleidoscopic bounty of uplifting shades and feel-good tones.  There is a feeling of optimism and confidence driving a new vitality into fashion trends.  That doesn't mean that we don't continue to look for more neutral or classic shades as while simple, these core basics are seasonal essentials, working well on their own as well as providing the landscape for the color complexity."

With that being said, they've also launched their first, "Color Classic Color Palette".  This is the neutrals that form the foundation for the color play of the regular color samplings.

Want to find out more?  You can check out all the latest information about the Spring 2018 selections by CLICKING HERE.

The final Spring Color Report should be coming in a few weeks.  One of my favorite thing about the Spring report is that the Color of the Year is usually selected from this report.  What do you think the Color of the Year for 2018 will be?

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