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.
“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
Bag: Wooden crossbody bag by Zara, S$69.90
Earrings: Gold circular studs by Gorjana, S$47.54, via Revolve
“Inventive and imaginative Ultra Violet lights the way for what is yet to come.”
BOOM. This is the colour of 2018. This tone evokes thoughts of higher consciousness and creativity, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a statement.
Top: Sequinned printed t-shirt by Gucci, €750 (S$1,192), via Mytheresa
Pants: Wool and mohair blend checkered pants by Victoria Beckham, £790 (S$1,427), via Net-a-Porter
Shoes: Buckled leather snake-effect heeled sandals by Chloé , £630 (S$1,138), via Net-a-Porter
Bag: Top handle leather bag with buckle detail by Boyy, US$895 (S$1,220), via Moda Operandi
Hat: Wool cabby hat by Maison Michel, S$661, via Luisaviaroma
Sunglasses: Orange tinted aviators by Victoria Beckham, US$350 (S$477), via Ssense
“Animated and effervescent, a pungent yellow-green becomes the center of attention.”
Put yourself in the limelight but toughen this colour up with denim, sneakers and darker shades in shiny, hard-looking materials so there’s a big contrast with this soft shade.
Jacket: Distressed denim jacket by 7 For All Mankind, S$440, via Farfetch
Dress: Cotton maxi dress with floral embroidery by Banjanan, US$490 (S$668), via Moda Operandi
Shoes: Glitter sneakers by Golden Goose, US$395 (S$539), via Ssense
Bag: Croc embossed leather top handle bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim, US$695 (S$948), via Ssense
Earrings: Plastic chain earrings by Zara, S$29.90
“A deep elegant blue-green hue suggestive of rich plumage.”
This jewel-toned hue is deep and soft, so allow your accessories to provide a pop of colour and excitement, helping to show off the richness of this gorgeous green tone.
Coat: PVC trench coat by Dorothee Schumacher, US$560 (S$763), via Moda Operandi
Top: Wool and cashmere bell-sleeve sweater by Jil Sander, €1,090 (S$1,739), via Mytheresa
Skirt: Checkered wool blend wrap skirt by Rejina Pyo, £425 (S$767), via Net-a-Porter
Shoes: Satin bow slides with bow detail by Charles & Keith, S$49.90
Bag: Multi-coloured leather “Hammock” bag by Loewe, US$3,458 (S$4,715), via Matchesfashion
Sunglasses: Cat-eye sunglasses by Zara, S$39.90
“This forest floor orange speaks to earthen warmth.”
This warm tone is a toned-down take on orange — a mandarin orange with a little less zest. Its eye-appeal is perfect for the “summer” of Singapore.
Top: Geometric printed silk shirt by Chloé, £795 (S$1,420), via Net-a-Porter
Dress: Cotton-blend midi dress by Ulla Johnson, £375 (S$678), via Net-a-Porter
Shoes: Sculptural suede heels by Topshop, S$159
Bag: Drawstring bucket bag with bow detail by Charles & Keith, S$59.90
Earrings: Resin chain clip-on earrings by Marni, S$441, via Luisaviaroma
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“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)
Bag: Fringed straw basket bag by Kayu, US$125 (S$171), via Net-a-Porter
Sunglasses: Tinted circular sunglasses by Charles & Keith, S$65.90
“Savory and spicy yellow adds an exotic touch.”
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
“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)
“Smooth, sophisticated and urbane green adds depth to the Fall/Winter 2018 palette.”
A colour that’s suitable for the urban jungle. Pair it with other neutral, earth-toned colours like camel, sand and even forest green.
Top: Checkered belted shirt with drawstring sleeves by Palmer//Harding, US$421 (S$576), via Matchesfashion
Pants: Flared wool trousers by Rochas, US$910 (S$1,245), via Moda Operandi
Shoes: Houndstooth print ankle heeled boots by Balenciaga, US$1,816 (S$2,484), via Matchesfashion
Bag: Grained leather “Dorothy” shoulder bag by Mark Cross, US$2,741 (S$3,735), via Matchesfashion
Earrings: Circular bamboo earrings by Cult Gaia, US$113 (S$155), via Matchesfashion
Ring: Gold sculptural ring by COS, US$22 (S$30)
“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