According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the
Pantone Color Institute®, "Designers take a painterly approach
to fall 2011 by artfully combining bright colors with staple
neutrals, reminiscent of how an artist would construct a
stunning work of art, much like a painter's masterpiece, there
is a certain romance to this season's palette."
Taking cues from the great masters, sepia tones of old
Hollywood, Chinese opera, cityscapes and countryside, designers
are paying close attention to texture, contrast and colour for
fall 2011 – pairing menswear with feminine twists, warm prints
with cool metals, incorporating both old and new influences, and
creating an intriguing balance between colours.
Bamboo, a surprising fall hue, brings 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.
This dappled shade pairs dramatically with several of the top
10, including Phlox, Teal and Honeysuckle.
Radiant Emberglow, a traditional autumnal tone, emanates the
warmth of a glowing fire – the perfect panacea to the crisp air
of fall. Combine Emberglow with Coffee Liqueur for a classic
look, or with Honeysuckle for something a bit more retro. Add a
spark with shoes or a handbag in Emberglow, or perhaps a
patterned scarf combining purpled Phlox or Deep Teal.
- Offering a sense of continuity from spring, dynamic
Honeysuckle adds a bold punctuation point. This playful, reddish
pink works with any other colour in the palette, especially fall
staples like Coffee Liqueur and Nougat.
To add some intensity,
pair it with complementary Bamboo. Flirtatious and festive,
Honeysuckle produces a healthy glow – great for cosmetics and
- Phlox, a magical, deep purple with a hint of mystery, is an
outstanding statement when worn on its own.
Add Phlox to this
season's neutrals to create a bit of drama, or combine it with
Cedar, Deep Teal or Coffee Liqueur for something extraordinary.
To add even more excitement, pair Phlox with Honeysuckle or
Bamboo against a Cedar background – a combination inspired by
Evoking the freshness of a cool mist in a dark forest,
is a versatile, mid-tone neutral green. It is a natural with
Deep Teal, and sophisticated and timeless with Phlox or Orchid
Deep Teal, a strong, blue-toned green, suggests ocean
depths and the colour of the sky as daylight descends into
A great standard when used with Cedar, its
colour-wheel neighbour, Deep Teal is also a unique counterpoint
Consumers continue to add stability to their wardrobes with
neutrals. Rich, decadent
Coffee Liqueur brings a sense of
elegance to fall, and is a savoury alternative to basic black.
deliciously warm camel tan,
Nougat is tastefully embellished by
Phlox, Emberglow or Honeysuckle.
Orchid Hush, a unique tone of
gray with complex orchid undertones, blends well with any other
colour in the palette.
Quarry, a reliable medium gray, remains a
practical, dependable staple.
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
colours, 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.
Key Colour Fashion Trends Autumn 2011
This page has been about Pantones top ten colours for fall
2011.These are the important fashion colours for Autumn
2011 and Winter 2012. The overall trend is for ladylike
looks in jewel colours. Colour is very strong in fashion at
Black is low on the list of trends this autumn unless you
intend to devote yourself to Fetish/Goth looks.
The bright colours that popped up everywhere for summer 2011
are now subdued into the vibrant but more subtle colours of gems
from a jewellery store. Coloured jeans and chinos, bright coats
and dresses, colourful footwear, colour blocking and monochrome
all have their moment this season.
Jewel colours are now the main colour
story of autumn autumn 2011 fashion trends. Those softer ballet
tones are put away until another spring and the focus is
richness and depth of tone in sapphire, lapis, emerald, garnet,
deep amethyst, ruby and golden citrine. Much of the golden
yellow and copper tones are frequently metallic as are many
Vibrant orange colour is a
fashion colour to add new life to your wardrobe.
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Conclusion of Key Fashion Trends autumn winter 2011
This review features the most important women's fashion
for the autumn 2011 and Winter 2012. This article reviews the main
colours from Pantone.
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