Pantone Colour Institute, an X-Rite company and the global authority on colour,announced the PANTONE® Fashion Colour Report Autumn 2017 edition, a comprehensive overview of fashion designers’ use of colour in their seasonal collections. The report is one of two semi-annual reports published for the fashion industry highlighting the top colours for men’s and women’s fashion for the upcoming Autumn season for New York and, for the first time, London.
“There is a commonality between the colours we are seeing on the runway in New York and London,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute. “However, individuality is evident and we are seeing a distinct difference between the shows in the two cities in the way these same colours are being combined.”
“Bookended by a dynamic Grenadine red and a tawny Autumn Maple, the New York colour palette for Fall 2017 leans more to warmth,” says Eiseman. “While comforting, enveloping colours and ease are crucial to the seasonal feeling, standout shades like pale pink Ballet Slipper, a refreshing Golden Lime and a bright Marina blue add a striking touch when paired with the classic autumnal shades of Navy Peony, Neutral Gray, Butterum and Tawny Port.”
“Led by a vivid Flame Scarlet, the London colour palette for Autumn 2017 is comprised of strong classic colours complemented by a few unpredictable shades for the autumn and winter seasons,” noted Eiseman. “Unexpected combinations such as Royal Lilac and Otter or Lemon Curry with Blue Bell are eye-arresting and create an unusual colour dichotomy.”
The colours featured in the semi-annual PANTONE Fashion Colour Report are culled from the PANTONE FASHION, HOME + INTERIORS Colour System, the most widely used and recognized colour standards system for fashion, textile, home and interior design. Each season the Pantone Colour Institute evaluates the colours shown by fashion designers in their collections at New York Fashion Week and now London Fashion Week. This information is used to create The PANTONE® Fashion Colour Report, which serves as a colour reference throughout the season for fashion enthusiasts, reporters and retailers.