Autumn Winter 2018.
It’s fair to say it feels odd talking about Autumn Winter 2018 when we are in the midst of the most fabulous summer for many a year….. but…..
…..OceanJ founder Gail is on one of her usual scouting trips to find new and exciting additions to add to the OceanJ collections.
And, Global colour authority Pantone have recently released their predictions following the latest spate of fashion week events.
There are some interesting colours coming your way.
Laurie Pressman from the Pantone institute says: “Each season the team at the Pantone Color Institute creates the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report; a color overview highlighting the top colors fashion designers showing at London Fashion Week will be featuring in their collections for the upcoming season.
Similar to what we predicted for the runways in New York this season, the London Autumn/Winter 2018 palette demonstrated designers’ passionate desires to express originality, ingenuity and creativity through fashion. In a colour story that combined classicism with creative expression, the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report for London Autumn/Winter 2018 features a bold palette of autumnal hues complemented by some more surprising shades.
Continuing to highlight the desire for colour that transcends the seasons, the report for Autumn/Winter 2018 underscores the top 12 colours for men’s and women’s fashion, as well as five new classics. Highlighting the experimental nature of London fashion, we called out two additional shades for London; PANTONE 15-1515 Mellow Rose, a beloved and subtle, traditional English shade, and PANTONE 18-2045 Pink Peacock, in contrast, a striking statement colour.
The continued transition away from cyclical trends, combined with a strong focus on self-expression and more exuberant colour mixes makes for some surprisingly delightful colour surprises in the autumn/winter palette. Exploring nuances within colour families and experimenting with the mixing of materials and textures freshens and reinvents the seasonal colour story.
Many of these unique shades easily stand on their own, however mixing and combining unexpected colours can help create a signature style or look. Adding an unexpected element allows for the artistry and originality that optimizes individuality.
You can discover much more about the fabulous reports Pantone produce by clicking this link to their global website: Pantone Institute
Gail says: “I’m really excited about the upcoming. colour trends and interestingly enough there are quite a few of them featured in our summer 2018 collections, especially in our fabulous new ‘women’s clothing’ category, we always try to stay ahead of the game! But, Pantone always lead the way when it comes to predicting the colours, tones and hues we will be wearing in future seasons so I am keeping my eyes peeled for lots of exciting new additions to our website based around the information featured here.
‘I have to admit though, I am also enjoying the sunshine like most of you are too”.
With thanks to Pantone for the shared article.