Twice a year, Pantone releases its Fashion Color Trend Report, giving an overview of the most important hues of the season.
For Fall/Winter, some very rich, bright shades are taking centrestage, indicating a playfulness that will dominate in the coming months.
Here’s how to wear some exciting key colours.
Red Pear (Pantone 19-1536)
“Deliciously deep red, whose luscious depth entices.”
Burgundy is a colour choice that’s so mega for the fall — but the way to wear the oxblood tone is to really drench yourself in it. Match a puffed-sleeved top with a tutu skirt for maximum effect. Offset the look with accessories of a different hue so there’s some contrast.
Top: Semi-sheer top with puffed sleeves by Roksanda, US$737 (S$1,006), via Matchesfashion
Skirt: Ruffled tulle midi skirt by Molly Goddard, £675 (S$1,212), via Net-a-Porter
Shoes: Horsebit leather loafers by Gucci, £540 (S$970), via Net-a-Porter
“Reminiscent of twilight, a thoughtful, starry-eyed blue.”
There’s the blue sky, the blue sea and the blue you. This shade wouldn’t be out of place in a beach town. Bask under the sun in this calming tone as you take in views from the infinity pool at your resort.
Bikini: Baroque printed bikini by Dolce & Gabbana, S$617, via Farfetch
Robe: Embroidered cotton kaftan by Celia Dragouni, S$550, via Farfetch
Shoes: Patent leather strappy sandals by Manning Cartell, AU$399 (S$402)
A pop of colour like this earthy yellow keeps things so fresh and exciting, especially against Fall/Winter’s muted tones like mossy greens.
Pullover: Wool and cotton blend embroidered sweater by Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, £490 (S$879), via Net-a-Porter
Pants: Elastic waist pants by Zara, S$69.90
Shoes: Bejewelled platform sandals by Marni, S$1,331, via Farfetch
Bag: Woven basket bag with top handle by Heimat Atlantica, US$341 (S$465), via Matchesfashion
Crocus Petal (Pantone 15-3520)
“A cultivated and refined hue adds a light and airy spring-like feeling demand.”
A surprising pick for Fall/Winter. But the crocus flower is one of the first to show itself as winter comes to a close, blooming in the springtime. It symbolizes gladness and youthfulness. Wear a full suit of this shade, and keep accessories bright-hot.
Blazer: Double breasted blazer by Golden Goose, S$1,545, via Farfetch
Pants: Straight leg tailored pants by Golden Goose, S$806, via Farfetch
Shoes: Suede mid-heel sandals by Mansur Gavriel, S$770
Bag: Leather belt bag by Rebecca Minkoff, S$265, via Revolve
Earrings: Gold and bead hoop earrings by Marni, S$387, via Luisaviaroma
Watch: Gold square-faced watch by Larsson & Jennings, US$370 (S$505)
“Brave and outgoing red shade effusive in its allure.”
Effusive is right. This is a fun splash of red that looks vibrant and fresh. But with this tone, don’t go top-to-toe — that could make you look like a giant exclamation mark. Instead, reference the shade in bits and pieces, and apply a slick lipstick in a matching hue.
Top: Printed cotton muscle tank top by Dolce & Gabbana, €275 (S$431), via Mytheresa
Skirt: Denim midi skirt by A.P.C., €180 (S$286)
Shoes: Leather flat slides by Zara, S$59.90
Bag: Straw crossbody bag with pom pom details by Nannacay, S$387.12S$271.66, via Revolve
Earrings: Gold baroque earrings with pearl details by Sylvia Toledano, US$402 (S$549), via Matchesfashion