Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fall Fashion Report from Pantone

Sensible & Spirited is what the Pantone Fashion Color Report is for Fall 2011. It's nice that the colors are on the fresher side of the color wheel. Designers are utilizing texture and contrast and color for as well.

“Designers take a painterly approach to fall 2011 by artfully combining bright colors with staple neutrals, reminiscent of how an artist would construct a stunning work of art,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Much like a painter's masterpiece, there is a certain romance to this season's palette.”

I love each of the designers inspirations for color too! Read more about the designers here.

Bamboo- Gorgeous cypress trees covered in Spanish moss, weather-worn masonry, filtered sunlight and a tension between old- and new-fashioned
Honeysuckle- The cityscape
Emberglow- Menswear fabrics with a feminine twist – this collection is about everyday elegance
Phlox- An exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian called Infinity of Nations
Cedar- A love story between a Russian princess and a British punk boy and their nomadic travels across the English countryside
Deep Teal- Upstate New York, which is surrounded by exotic forms of nature: solid colors are juxtaposed with unexpected animal skins, microscopic skin prints and distorted takes on classic animal prints
Coffee Liquéur- Metals & textures in fabrics and bright colors combined with Black, Dark Brown, Gray and neutral
Nougat- Baroque paintings, particularly the muses of Painting and Poetry by Francesco Furini (1624)
Orchid Hush- Warm animal colors contrasted with cool industrial metal and a punctuation of vivid color
Quarry- The unexpected color combinations found in Barnett Newman paintings – the feeling is chic, modern and graphic

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