Yellow Colour Fashion Trends for Autumn 2011
& Winter 2012
By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com
Yellow Colour Fashion Trends for Autumn 2011 & Winter 2012
Here is my review of the importance of yellow in women's fashion colours for Autumn 2011
and Winter 2012. Gold, brocades and metallic looks were a
hit with consumers in the noughties. Now yellow gold is back
on the fashion rails.
The vivid rich jewel colours of golden amber, citrine and
peridot add sunny liveliness to the colour palette. Yellow can
be mixed in small or large amounts when colour blocking. Do use yellow
and yellow gold for
accents and other fashion pieces. Yellow is a colour that will take you into spring 2012.
For Autumn-Winter 2011/2012 Pantones yellow is Bamboo.
Left - Pantone's Autumn Winter 2011 Bamboo.
Right - Pantones Spring 2012 Solar Power.
Pantone describe AW11 Bamboo
'as a fall hue, bringing a warm, exotic flavour to the
season. Like a filtered sunset on the waning days of fall,
Bamboo is a standout yellow with a subtle green undertone.'
For Autumn 2011 Winter 2012 vivid rich jewel colours of
citrine, amber and pink when made up in fur materials create
striking unexpected effects. When worked as retro 60s cute coats
they are fun and and frivolously youthful.
The high street has responded with several yellow coats.
Left - Topshop AW11 Yellow Black Trim Short Coat.
Centre - Dorothy Perkins AW11 Yellow Gold
Right - Matalan AW11 Women’s 70's Single Breasted Tulip
Matalan Stockist Number: 0845 330 3330.
Seventies hippy chic took advantage of bright colours in
fashion and maxed out old Afghan Style Boho coats, but with a new
twist. Shearling and coloured Shearling was a popular designer
choice especially at Gucci. Retailers everywhere have copied the
catwalk look even in brilliant colours like these shown here as
well as purple, blue and red. Many more
designs use soft and dark greys or cinnamon and taupe colours which are more wearer subtle.
Left - Retro Seventies Afghan Style Coat Gucci AW11.
Right - Golden Sequins From Prada.
Hats complimented these seventies silhouette coats. The
Fedora hat, the Trilby hat and the Cloche hat all added to the
retro feel of catwalk remix shows. These hats are easy to buy
from the high street stores at every price level.
AW11 Heritage Looks Love Yellow Knits and Tweed Skirts.
Next AW11 Hoxton Girls - Swing Sweater
£30/€40, Skater Skirt £35/€46, Floppy Hat £24/€33.
Bow blouse and pussy bow blouse are a growing
fashion trend for tops and dresses.
Left - Debenhams Outfit AW11.
Centre - Mustard Yellow Blouse With Black Bow Tie - River Island
Ladylike Womenswear Fashion AW11 - Stockist Number: 0208 991
Right - Miss Selfridge AW11 - Colourful Purple Opaque
Tights/Pantyhose, Prim Yellow Print Dress.
Left - Detail of Debenhams AW11 Yellow Print Blouse.
Right - Yellow Top - River Island - Stockist Number: 0208 991
Prim blouses in yellow, bamboo, cumin and golden mustard tones
are sharpened with black trims in the form of contrast buttons,
bows and broderie touches. Embroidery today is mostly produced
on huge machines and so a fashion extra that was once the
privilege of a few is available for the price of a meal.
Left & Right - Mustard Blouse with Black
Decoration, Black Collar and Cuffs - ASOS AW11.
Notice how often yellow is teamed with black and
features are picked out in black. Buttons, braid trim, contrast
cuffs, collars and belts are the obvious choice.
Left - Debenhams AW11 Yellow Dress With Black Button/Belt Trim.
Centre - Miss Selfridge AW11 Bamboo Yellow Cape Dress & Yellow
Right - F&F Autumn/Winter 2011 Womenswear Dress £28 - F&F
Limited Edition - All Tesco.com.
Left - Fever AW11 Black Yellow Exotic Print Dress.
Right - Holly Fulton Black Yellow Clutch Handbag.
This budget 60s inspired mini-coat from Matalan,
uses a lime green fabric which follows on from recent colours
this past year or so. Again note the black button contrast trim.
This season is all about colour contrast.
Left - Burberry Green Sculptured Cocoon Coat. Burberry Fashion
Matalan AW11 - Women's 70's Lime Green Single Breasted Tulip
Left - Benetton Green Sweater Dress.
Right - Benetton Knitwear AW11.
Colourful bags and shoes also go the green way. Kermit green and
emerald green - not much to say other than glorious vibrant green is a
favourite for Autumn/Winter 2011 at Mulberry.
Whatever garment colours you choose this winter be sure to check
the latest colours in nail varnish or polish
Nail Polish - Nail Lacquers
he metallic colour to buy this autumn is Chanel's Le Vernis Nail Colour in Peridot - perfect
peacock green and gold giving a moiré shimmer. Morticia would
crave the newness of a non-pink tint! Revlon advises that muted
bright nail polishes and lacquers are both big trends for autumn
2011. Max Mara have shown models wearing dark wine nails.
Conclusion of Key Fashion Colour Trends Autumn 2011 Winter 2012
Copyright of images courtesy of Prshots.com,
IFTF, BHS, Pantone, Swarovski, A|wear, ASOS, Accessorize
Monsoon, Matalan, Marks & Spencer, Mulberry, M&Co,
Hobbs, House of Fraser, Oasis, Debenhams, Littlewoods,
Benetton, New Look, Next, Fever, very.co.uk, French Connection,
Miss Selfridge, T K Maxx,
East, Louis Vuitton,
Dorothy Perkins, F&F Tesco,
Pilot, Oli, People Tree, Primark, Penneys, Wallis, Simply Be, Fifty
Plus, Apricot, Dunnes, River Island.
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