In September 2010, Pantone released their Fashion Colour Report For Spring
Summer 2011. The release of the PANTONE Fashion Colour Report
coincided with New York Fashion Week.
Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company, and the global authority on
colour and provider of professional colour standards for the
design industries, unveiled the PANTONE Fashion Colour Report
Spring 2011. The report features the top 10 colours for women’s
fashion for spring 2011, along with designer sketches, quotes
and headshots, and is available for free download directly from
the Pantone Website.
The Top Colours for Women's Fashion for Spring 2011 are:
"The colours designers have chosen for the spring season present
an interesting marriage of unexpected warm and cool tones," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone
"By cleverly combining complementary colours, those
that are opposites on the colour wheel, they have created a
striking intensity in the palette. These unique colour
combinations make it possible for consumers to pair existing
pieces in colours traditionally associated with fall, with new
favourites to punch up springtime wardrobes."
In addition to designer contributions, the report features
commentary from fashion insiders and leading retailers
discussing the geographic locations currently influencing
fashion and design. Industry gurus highlighted in the report
include: Cate Adair, costume designer for "Desperate
India Hicks, creative partner at Crabtree & Evelyn;
chief creative officer at Tokidoki;
Lanie List, chief
merchandising officer at Iconix Brand Group, Inc.;
Strong, celebrity make-up artist;
Essie Weingarten, Founder
of Essie Cosmetics, Ltd.
Contributors from Saks Fifth Avenue,
Neiman Marcus and Macy’s also weigh in.
Citing exotic destinations like Africa, India, Peru and Turkey
as inspiration for spring 2011, designers continue to satisfy
consumers’ need to escape everyday challenges with intriguing
color combinations that transport them to foreign lands.
Flirtatious Honeysuckle is a feel-good hue that brings a festive
sense of playfulness to this season’s palette. This vibrant
pinkish-red for both apparel and cosmetics makes consumers feel
alive, and is a perfect post-winter pick-me-up.
Left - PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle.
Right - 70's batwing embellished pink sequin dress in
honeysuckle rose pink. A|wear Tropicana 2: Pink Embellished
Batwing Dress £40/€45.
Spicy, gregarious and persuasive describe Coral Rose, a
sophisticated orange that, much like Beeswax, a warm, honeyed
yellow, conjures up feelings of faraway lands and locales. Pair
either of these piquant hues with a cool, refreshing colour-wheel
opposite like Regatta for a vibrant colour combination that will
add zest to any wardrobe.
PANTONE 16-1349 Coral Rose.
Right - What zingy bright colour for hit beach sunshine and
Orange Swimsuit £29.50 Marks & Spencer High Summer 2011.
You are reading Pauline's article interpreting the spring /
summer 2011 colors.
Right - What a pretty romantic chiffon corsage dress. The
delicate pastel peach beeswax tone is soft and pretty ideal for
young girls out on the town or off to a wedding - perfect
occasion wear for younger women.
Alluring Blue Curacao evokes thoughts of tropical destinations
and pays homage to the 2010 Colour of the Year, Turquoise.
Practical consumers can continue to incorporate enticing
Caribbean blues into spring by pairing Blue Curacao with warm,
complementary colours like Honeysuckle or Coral Rose.
PANTONE 15-4825 Blue Curacao.
Right - Jane Norman Turquoise Halter Neck Prom Dress With Beaded Jewel
Trans-seasonal neutrals ground this season’s palette and provide
a stable backdrop for all of the other colours. The so-called
"nude hues" are represented in the range of ethereal Silver
Peony to dramatically deep Russet.
PANTONE 18-1235 Russet.
Right - Long Shorts from A|wear. A|wear Khaki Linen Shorts €30/£25 - A|wear Womenswear - Stockist
Number: 00 3531 4724900.
To help put PANTONE
Colours into as many hands as possible,
literally, Pantone is also announcing the PANTONE Visa Platinum
Rewards Card. Available in select colours from the PANTONE
Fashion Colour Report Spring 2011, the card lets users make
purchases in colour-coordinated style and express their inner fashionista with every purchase.
The colours featured in the PANTONE Fashion Colour Report are
culled from the PANTONE FASHION + HOME Colour System, the most
widely used and recognized colour standards system in the world.
Each season, Pantone surveys the designers of New York Fashion
Week and beyond to collect feedback on prominent collection
colour, colour inspiration and colour philosophy. This information
is used to create the PANTONE Fashion Colour Report, which serves
as a reference tool throughout the year for fashion enthusiasts,
reporters and retailers.
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