Pantone, the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries, has unveiled its fashion colour report for SS15.
Released to coincide with New York Fashion Week, the Pantone Fashion Colour Report features the top 10 colours for women’s and men’s fashion for the season, along with designer sketches, quotes and headshots.
Pantone Colour Institute Leatrice Eiseman commented: “Colour choices follow the same minimalistic, ‘en plein air’ theme, taking a cue from nature rather than being reinvented or mechanically manipulated. Soft, cool hues blend with subtle warm tones to create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.”
On one end of the women’s palette sits Aquamarine, an airy, ethereal blue with a cool, dreamy feel that mixes well with the other blues and greens in the Top 10.
Evoking thoughts of soothing, tropical waters, the Pantone report notes that Scuba Blue restores our sense of carefree playfulness, while invigorating the body and mind, and Lucite Green, a soft, serene green offers a fresh sense of clarity.
Designers are expected to pair Lucite Green with bold Classic Blue for a balanced and refreshed look, while Toasted Almond, a suntanned neutral, will offer a timeless, comforting warmth.
Reminiscent of the sun on our skin in the spring and summer months, Toasted Almond is expected to be combined with Strawberry Ice, a light, nurturing coral tone, and Tangerine, an energising, non-jarring take on orange that adds a pop of colour for spring.
Emanating warmth and happiness, Custard serves as an all-encompassing yellow for the spring palette, which can be combined with Classic Blue for a maritime look.
Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this compelling and cordial hue incorporates the satisfying richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness.
Marsala works well with Glacier Gray, a timeless and unobtrusive gray that adds a sense of graceful relaxation as another practical neutral.