Pink Colour Fashion Trends for Autumn 2011
& Winter 2012
By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com
Pink Colour Fashion Trends for Autumn 2011 & Winter 2012
Here is my review of pink fashion colours
in women's fashion for Autumn 2011
and Winter 2012. The warmer jewel tones in fashion include pink ruby,
purple rose amethyst. Right - Pink from Pantone. PANTONE
Pantone's honeysuckle pink has been a
winning colour throughout 2011 in all areas of life from
bridalwear to catwalk fashions. Along with other jewel
colours such as garnet, pink tourmaline, pink amethyst and pink
ruby these colours add fiery lively zest to the red range of
Pink when teamed with red, black, orchid or purple has an
effect is dramatic and bold.
Red, orange, coral or
tangerine mixed with
honeysuckle pink take the fashion trend of colour blocking
AW11/12 to its hottest extreme.
Left - Blazer, Pink Lace Prom Dress - Very.co.uk AW11.
Centre - Tamara Ecclestone - Ultimo Couture Collection.
Ultimo is available from Debenhams &
Right - New Look AW11 - Bright Pink Empire Line Bloused Sleeve
I think honeysuckle pink looks striking with black or purple.
This colour combo is very reminiscent of daring 1980s colour
blocking. An easy way to try these bold looks is simply by using
PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle.
Honeysuckle pink according to Pantone offers "....
a sense of continuity from spring..." They suggest that reddish pink works with
every other colour in the Pantone AW2011 fashion colour palette.
It looks very good with autumnal dried leaf tones like
Coffee Liqueur and Nougat.
PANTONE 18-0930 Coffee Liqueur,
PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle,
PANTONE 16-1320 Nougat.
Left - 60s Girly Lace Notch Neck Pink Dress £60 - Warehouse
Autumn Winter Campaign 2011
Warehouse Stockist Number: 0845 122 2251.
Centre - Jenny Dress £45 - People Tree Mainline AW11 -
Miss Selfridge AW11 - Pink Tunic Dress, Purple Opaque Tights.
Colourful extras such as shoes and blouse add an injection of
vibrant pink as and when it suits your mood or outfit. Just mix
it up and get the colour block mixing trend.
Left - Sainsbury's TU Clothing - Pink Tunic Dress £25.
Right - Hot Pink Bell Sleeved Shift Dress £30 - Fashion Union AW
Stockist Number: 0844 5730900.
As well as effective colour styling, print fabric and check
plaids are also important. The
contrast with reworked digi-print animal and reptilian snakeskin
print can be interesting. Floral fabrics have delicate eastern
oriental blooms and assertive exotic flowing blossoms.
Left - Just Cavalli AW11 - Meandering Easter
Centre - Matalan AW11 Christmas Women’s Wear Fashion.
Satin Floral Dress £28, Stiletto Court Shoe £12 - Stockist: 0845 330
Right - Exotic Pink Flower Print Dress. TBC.
Floral fabrics have delicate eastern oriental flowers and
forms that meander over large areas of fabric.
Orchid pink and pink sapphire are cool icy pinks imbued with a
hint of purple.
Philosophy AW11 - Pink Sixties Inspired Fur Coat.
Right - Chado Ralph Rucci AW11 - Pink Satin Coat & Skirt.
For Autumn 2011 Winter 2012 vivid rich jewel colours made up in
frankly fake fur materials create striking
unexpected effects. When worked as retro 60s cute coats they exude a
youthful guise. Every colour embraced catwalk fur coat styles.
Read and see more on my
fur coat article.
Hats complimented these seventies silhouette coats. The
Fedora hat, the Trilby hat and the Cloche hat all added to the
40s and 70s retro feel of catwalk remix shows. These hats are easy to buy
from the high street stores at every price level and in a wide
range of colours.
Left - Gucci AW11 - Pink Coat & Fur Accessories.
Right - Retro Pink Duffle Toggle Fastening Coat - Fifty Plus
70s styles bring back memories of Charlie's
Angels. 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 the brilliant colours shown here. Colours
such as purple,blue and
have all been used heavily.
Duffle coat toggle fastenings decorated not just duffle
coats, but also other winter apparel such as
Even shoes pick up on every pink tone imaginable from dusty
orchid pink to soft coral tones. There were still many platform
shoes available in the high street, but catwalk designers
favoured the style less opting to show lower classic court shoes
in many instances.
Right - Schuh Cotty Fuchsia Pink Platform Sandal £70/€90 Schuh.co.uk.
For the edgiest look this
season mix and contrast bold colours will bring the zest of
living colours into your world. Colour-block new with old pieces
to create fashion buzz that will take you into spring 2012.
Intense Jewel Colours - Ruby Red, Amethyst, Sapphire,
Emerald, Malachite, Garnet, Amber, Carnelian, Lapis and
Citrine add a rich zing of colour. Kingfisher blues, jade and raspberry reds
vie with orange brights and rusty carnelian tones. In red
hues think lipstick red, ruby red, geranium and
hot fuchsia pink.
Colour Mixing - Mondrian Block Colour Mixing - Subtle
Block Mixed Neutrals. Arctic Whites. Greens and orange are
the new 'it' colours to enliven your clothes rail.
Conclusion of Key Fashion Colour Trends Autumn 2011 Winter 2012
Copyright of images courtesy of Prshots.com,
IFTF, BHS, Fashion Union, Pantone, Swarovski, A|wear, ASOS, Accessorize
Monsoon, Marks & Spencer,
Hobbs, New Look, Next,
Isme, Miss Selfridge, T K Maxx,
Burnt Out But Opulent, Elegance, Schuh,
Bonmarché, Dorothy Perkins, People Tree, Primark, Penneys, Ted Baker, Wallis, Fifty
Plus, Ultimo Couture Collection At Debenhams,
Sainsbury's Tu, Warehouse, Vera Mont.
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