This New York Fashion Week, Pantone’s Fashion Color Report got a whole new look.
Catering to the changing schedule of runway shows, with many designers showing “see-now, buy-now” collections as opposed to a traditional long lead production calendar, the semi-annual report was released post-fashion week and announced the top 10 trending colors in fashion, jewelry and accessories as seen on the runways. The report was compiled by Pantone reviewing runway shows each day during fashion week and identifying prominent collection colors, palettes and stories.
“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,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature, our Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling. From the warmth of sunny days with PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow to the invigorating feeling of breathing fresh mountain air with PANTONE 18-0107 Kale and the desire to escape to pristine waters with PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise, designers applied color in playful, yet thoughtful and precise combinations to fully capture the promises, hope and transformation that we yearn for each Spring.”
Pantone worked with the CFDA to announce color trends in real time, as they were happening during fashion week.
Culled from the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Color System, this season’s colors ranged from a denim-like blue, PANTONE 17-4123 Niagara, to a foliage-based green, PANTONE 18-0107 Kale, and showed a renewed sense of imagination in which color was appearing in context that was different than the traditional.
Comfortable and dependable, Niagara leads the PANTONE Fashion Color Report as the most prevalent color for Spring 2017. Niagara is a classic denim-like blue that speaks to our desire for ease and relaxation.
By contrast, Primrose Yellow sparkles with heat and vitality. Inviting us into its instant warmth, this joyful yellow shade takes us to a destination marked by enthusiasm, good cheer and sunny days.
Conveying even more energy is Lapis Blue. Strong and confident, this intense blue shade imbued with an inner radiance.
A red-based orange, Flame, is gregarious and fun loving. Flamboyant and vivacious, this wonderfully theatrical shade adds fiery heat to the Spring 2017 palette.
Island Paradise is a refreshing aqua that calls to mind a change of scenery. A cool blue green shade that speaks to our dream of the great escape, Island Paradise is emblematic of tropical settings and our desire to unwind.
Continuing the tranquil mood, Pale Dogwood is a quiet and peaceful pink shade that engenders an aura of innocence and purity. The unobtrusive Pale Dogwood is a subtle pink whose soft touch infuses a healthy glow.
Bringing forth a refreshing take, Greenery is a tangy yellow-green that speaks to our need to explore, experiment and reinvent. Illustrative of flourishing foliage, the fertile attributes of Greenery signals one to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.
Tropical and festive, Pink Yarrow is a whimsical, unignorable hue that tempts and tantalizes. Bold, attention getting and tempestuous, the lively Pink Yarrow is a captivating and stimulating color that lifts spirits and gets the adrenaline going.
Evocative of the great outdoors and a healthy lifestyle, Kale is another foliage-based green that conjures up our desire to connect to nature, similar to the more vivacious Greenery. And, just as we see in nature, this lush and fertile natural green shade provides the perfect complementary background to the more vibrant tones in the palette.
Rounding out the Spring 2017 colors, is Hazelnut, a key neutral for spring. This shade brings to mind a natural earthiness. Unpretentious and with an inherent warmth, Hazelnut is a transitional color that effortlessly connects the seasons.