As September ushers in the end to summer and bitter-sweet start to fall, fashion aficionados will bid adieu to white linens and neutral cottons in favor of rich flavors and deep palates. Color plays an important role in setting the tone for the fashion season and no one knows this better than Pantone. Spearheading what’s lust-worthy in pigments, paints and other pretty things, this global authority on color asked designers from New York Fashion Week to select the top color trends for fall 2015. Here’s my take on what the experts had to say.
Olive green was once designated exclusively for military garments and safari styles. Today, this earthy hue (flaunting hints of avocado and lime) commands the attention of Elie Saab who designs must-have pieces like this chic full-body jumpsuit and matching duster coat.
Green + Gray = Desert Sage. Call it Dried Herb’s distant cousin, if you will. Dennis Basso channels the softness of this muted tone in a plush pull-over.
Like golden rays peeking through turbid clouds after a storm-ridden day (literally and figuratively speaking), so is the intensity of Oak Buff. Badgley Mischka welcomes this fusion of mustard, canary and gold with a dazzling gown worthy of awards season.