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. With color on the catwalk, a key indicator of the color stories we can expect to see showing up across all areas of design, the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report is your easily accessible guide to the season’s most important color trends.
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 color 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 color that transcends the seasons, the report for Autumn/Winter 2018 underscores the top 12 colors 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 color.
The continued transition away from cyclical trends, combined with a strong focus on self-expression and more exuberant color mixes makes for some surprisingly delightful color surprises in the autumn/winter palette. Exploring nuances within color families and experimenting with the mixing of materials and textures freshens and reinvents the seasonal color story.
Many of these unique shades easily stand on their own, however, mixing and combining unexpected colors can help create a signature style or look. Adding an unexpected element allows for the artistry and originality that optimizes individuality.
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Autumnal hues that evoke the feeling of leaves on the forest floor, rich plumage and twilight reveal a modern fall palette of deep and rich tones with outbursts of colorful surprise.
The colours featured in the semiannual Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report are selected from the Pantone FASHION, HOME + INTERIORS Color System, the most widely used and recognized colour standards system for fashion, textile, home and interior design. Each season, the Pantone Color Institute issues the Pantone® Fashion Color Trend Report as semi-annual colour trend forecasts for the upcoming season, highlighting the top colours you can expect to see at New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week. The Pantone® Fashion Color Trend Report serves as a colour reference throughout the season for fashion enthusiasts, reporters, and retailers.