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Pantone fcr spring_2013 modas

  1. 1. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Nicole Miller
  2. 2. EmeraldPANTONE 17–5641Dusk BluePANTONE 16–412OLemon ZestPANTONE 13–O756Tender ShootsPANTONE 14–O446NectarinePANTONE 16–136OGrayed JadePANTONE 14–6O11African VioletPANTONE 16–352O LinenPANTONE 12–1OO8Monaco BluePANTONE 19–3964 Poppy RedPANTONE 17–1664NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13
  3. 3. PANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Spring2O13:The Balancing ActThis season, designers overwhelmingly address consumers’ desirefor self-expression, balance and the need to re-energize. The colordirection for spring builds upon these compelling needs with apalette that mixes dynamic brights with novel neutrals to createa harmonious balance. This allows for unique combinations thatoffer practicality and versatility, but at the same time, demandattention and earn an appreciative glance.“The expression ‘balancing act’ is something we all relate to aswe strive to find harmony in the frantic pace of our everydaylives,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the PantoneColor Institute®. “The same can be said for fashion as we look forbalance between light and bright, classic and new. This season’scolor palette emphasizes this need for balance, while at the sametime allowing for individuality, self-expression and excitement.”The prevalence of green this spring is undeniable. Similar to themany shades in our natural surroundings, this season’s greensoffer a stunning foreground or the perfect backdrop for all otherhues. Like the first signs of spring, Tender Shoots, a vibrantyellow-green, is invigorating, active and cheerful, whileGrayed Jade, a subtle, hushed green with a gray undertone,brings about a mood of quiet reflection and repose. SophisticatedEmerald, a lively, radiant green, inspires insight and claritywhile enhancing our sense of well-being. From one extreme tothe other, combining all three greens presents an intriguingchoice much like Mother Nature intended.Exotic African Violet is a statement color that brings a touchof intrigue to the palette, as purples often do, and can beincorporated into many unexpected combinations. Try pairingit with exuberant Poppy Red, a seductive,sensual and celebratory shade. Whetherit’s a knockout dress or a kiss on the lips,every woman’s wardrobe and beautyessentials should include this spirited, true red.Nectarine, a bright, effervescent citrus orange withcoral undertones, provides a tangy burst of flavor whilecheerful Lemon Zest brings out a piquant tastewith its refreshing, spritely greenish cast.Signifying the time of day when everythingstarts to wind down, Dusk Blue offers a calmingsense of serenity akin to its green counterpart,Grayed Jade. Both of these colors act as theseason’s newest neutrals. For an unexpectedmix, pair Dusk Blue with the intensity ofNectarine. A warm neutral, Linen is lightand airy, providing a nude-like basic that is amust have for spring. Try pairing Linen with GrayedJade or Dusk Blue. Anchoring Monaco Blue isa classic shade that offers both stability and depthto the entire palette. Combine Monaco Blue withPoppy Red and Linen, or Monaco Blue andEmerald for a fresh collegiate look.For over 20 years, Pantone, the global authority on color,has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week andbeyond to bring you the season’s most important color trends.This report previews the most prominent hues for spring 2013.
  4. 4. inspirationThe Greens featured at Premiere Vision in Paris; back in New York, mybook of David Hockney landscapes with several paintings of forests withso much greenery — the vast palette of Greens he used really struck meprominent colorsA wide range of Greens, with Mentholescence being most prominent —the range of color goes from the Sour Greens of Pistachio and Midori tothe Cool Blue-Greens of Cool Mint and Beachglasssignature colorMentholescence, and White would be a close second — the freshnessof these colors paired together is really extraordinarymust-have itemThe key word for spring is “easy” — easy pieces that fall away fromthe body with a totally relaxed feeling really encompass the moodof the seasonIs there a color that complements all skin tones?I am such a fan of color so when I design a collection, a great colorpalette is essential. It’s not my skin tone, but my color mood at the timethat affects my color choices. The complement to all skin tones is greatcolor! Women should not be afraid to wear a bold color. It makes youlook and feel bright and happy!Tracy ReeseTracyReese.comfacebook.com/tracyreese@Tracy_ReesePANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13EmeraldPANTONE 17–5641Grayed JadePANTONE 14–6O11
  5. 5. inspiration‘60s, Valley of the Dolls and Cindy Shermanprominent colorsWarm pale shades of Misty Jade, Icy Lilac and Praline Ivory punctuatedwith shots of hot colors such as Sun Orange, Sulphur Chartreuse andDeep Orchid; Moonless Night Black and Apple Blossom Nude providea strong backdropsignature colorMisty Jade — it’s a new pastel that has strengthmust-have itemA bustier dress in Misty Jade jacquardIs there a color that complements all skin tones?I stay with classic colors and keep the pop shades to accessorieslike my socks, wrist wear or belts. I love Navy, White and Black.Peter Sompetersom.comfacebook.com/pages/Peter-Som-Inc/56530233642@Peter_SomPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Grayed JadePANTONE 14–6O11
  6. 6. inspirationThe book, The Quilts of Gee’s Bend that illustrates the intricate layersof a quilt from a quaint community in Alabama — their abstract visionsof geometric patterns are seen in this collectionprominent colorsMultiple shades of Blue: Earth-tone Blues that range from Cool Chambraysto Ultra Blue Sapphires and Cold Steel Bluessignature colorPacific Blue because it grounds the collection together with its versatile tonemust-have itemA multifaceted jacquard dress in an infusion of Blue, Pearl Blue, Blackand White — its fresh, light mood for spring amplifies a must-haveattraction — light enough for the season and fearless enough to conquerall the new stylesIs there a color that complements all skin tones?This color palette complements any cool skin tone with a pale tint.Hervé Léger by Max and Lubov Azriaherveleger.comfacebook.com/HerveLeger@HerveLegerbyMAPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Monaco BluePANTONE 19–3964
  7. 7. inspirationThe emotional experience of an unexpected dreamland — a world wherea whimsical feminine spirit toys with the idea of punk couture, creatingultimate freedom where fantasy becomes a modern realityprominent colorsA new balance pairing aquarelle pastels with vibrant pops of color —the contrast of Amethyst with Soft Shell, Bloom with Hibiscus, and FlaxLinen with Candy Pink creates the emotion of unbalanced beautysignature colorA variety of hues that play a huge role in creating my unexpected,enchanted, dreamlike world, such as Limeade, Lagoon and Junipermust-have itemA Limeade, peplum, cap sleeve cropped jacket — I always design tobuild confidence and celebrate the strong woman; the Limeade colorpaired with peplum makes this jacket a statement piece; you can pair itwith different silhouettes, whether it is an asymmetrical silk chiffon dressor palazzo pantsRachel Royrachelroy.comfacebook.com/RachelRoy@Rachel_RoyPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Tender ShootsPANTONE 14–O446
  8. 8. inspirationWestern Wild and The Sunshine State inspires cheerful optimismprominent colorsDeep Raspberry paired back to Cool Mint; Bright Chambray mixedwith Sunshine Yellow; Peacock Blue and Acid Green; Neon Pinkpaired back to Icy Cool Graysignature colorCitron Yellow — its bright sunshine tone is optimistic and playfulfor springmust-have itemThe fit and flare dress in Citron Yellow floralIs there a color that complements all skin tones?I tend to lean towards bolder, deeper hues and neutral shades.I think that Navy Blue is a color that works on all skin tones.Ella Moss by Pamella Protzel-Scottellamoss.comfacebook.com/ellamossbrandPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Lemon ZestPANTONE 13–O756
  9. 9. inspirationWater’s elements: Its fluidity, translucency, power and lightness; theocean’s varied colors and some of the flora and fauna that thrive in itprominent colorsDeep Lagoon, Spritely Seafoam, Bright Calypso, Fresh Ivory, PaleLemonade and Endless Midnightsignature colorDeep Lagoon — its vibrancy, energy and depth perfectly representwater’s changing statemust-have itemMy Ocean stripe tee and short set — a tranquil, picturesque, oceanscape,digital print turned into a stripe repeat and printed on a classic teesilhouette and athletic shorts; the look feels weightless and the sheerpanels on the tee add to the transparent element of water; the digitalprint comes in a multitude of Blues, the main one being True BlueIs there a color that complements all skin tones?Yes, definitely. There are colors that will change the look of your skintone and those that will complement it. My skin tone is fairly tanned atthe moment, coming to the end of summer, so I am wearing more colorin cooler tones to give me that freshness and glow to my skin. I thinkBlues complement all skin types; you just have to find the right tone.Charlotte Ronsoncharlotteronson.comfacebook.com/CharlotteRonsonOfficial@charlotteronsonPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Dusk BluePANTONE 16–412OMonaco BluePANTONE 19–3964
  10. 10. inspirationThe Modern Silk Roadprominent colorsPale Iris, Desert Bloom, Paprika and China Bluesignature colorPaprika expresses the vibrancy of the Modern Silk Road, whilePale Iris exemplifies its soft tonesmust-have itemAn Ikat-printed, gazar, strapless, pleated gown in Pale IrisIs there a color that complements all skin tones?I like to be playful with my personal wardrobe and incorporatecolor in shades of Purple, Orange, Red and Blue. Everyone looksgood in Purple, specifically Eggplant or Aubergine. It’s as neutralas Black or Navy.Tadashi Shojitadashishoji.comfacebook.com/tadashishoji@TadashiShojiPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13African VioletPANTONE 16–352OLemon ZestPANTONE 13–O756
  11. 11. inspirationOne of my favorite artists Ellsworth Kelly — Ellsworth has created avisual vocabulary all his own that at first glance may seem simple butconveys so much depthprominent colorsA foundation of Black, White and Gray using highlights such as BrightYellow and Blush — the stark contrast of these colors creates an unusual,yet clean, palette that is perfect for the modern look of the seasonsignature colorBlush because it creates a quiet counterpoint to the more graphic natureof the Black/White/Gray combinationsmust-have itemFor an important evening event, the sleek, fluid gown in Blush silk crepewith matching glass Maco beadwork would be a fantastic way to lookand stand outIs there a color that complements all skin tones?My skin tone is a big factor in my personal fashion choices. There arecertain colors that just do not work for me, and I stay away from themat all costs! Recently one of my favorite colors to wear is Poppy Red.One particular dress in this color has become my husband’s favoriteto see me wear.Pamella Roland by Pamella DeVospamellaroland.comfacebook.com/pamellaroland@pamellarolandPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13LinenPANTONE 12–1OO8Photo: Nigel Barker
  12. 12. inspirationThe emergence of the cultural influence of Asiaprominent colorsIvory and Black with primary colors such at Poppy and Cobaltas an accentsignature colorPoppy because of its passion and sense of optimismmust-have itemA silk, gazar blouse in a bright PoppyIs there a color that complements all skin tones?As a designer we need to design for persons of all color. We areresponsible for choosing colors that flatter all skin tones. Blackand Ivory work well on most everyone.Carmen Marc Valvocarmenmarcvalvo.comfacebook.com/pages/Carmen-Marc-Valvo/120936345623@carmenmarcvalvoPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Poppy RedPANTONE 17–1664
  13. 13. inspirationEveryone is sick of hearing about the bad conditions globally, theeconomy, etc.; fashion should be uplifting and make people feel goodand smile; these colors certainly do thatprominent colorsBright, bright and more brights: Warm Orange, Sunny Yellow andLipstick — they look fresh and alive; bright colors are the new neutrals!signature colorWarm Orange — it is bright, but still has a softness to it; it is an Orangethat looks good on most skin tonesmust-have itemMy Warm Orange re-embroidered lace gown — laces in brights looknew and fresh; it is an exciting manner to add color to your wardrobein a new, unexpected wayIs there a color that complements all skin tones?As a designer I tend to wear Black, Gray and White. Being very fairand blonde, all Blues, especially Soft Blues, look good on me, but Irarely wear them.David Meisterdavidmeister.comfacebook.com/DavidMeisterDresses@David_MeisterPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13NectarinePANTONE 16–136O
  14. 14. inspirationThe graphic nature of Black and White photography, as well as the dusty,muted hues of vintage color photography and garments — the sophisticationof the mysterious hues and shadows create a curious moodprominent colorsBlack with Cool Frost Blue; Black with Dusty Pinksignature colorFrosty Blue and Cool Dusty Pink — these colors are fresh, yet muted, andinvite a feminine mood to the strength of the seasonmust-have itemA lingerie-inspired piece — bold enough to show you’re a woman, butfeminine enough to show you’re a ladyIs there a color that complements all skin tones?Yes! All shades of Blue. Any color that has hues of Blue complements allskin tones, which is why I personally like to wear a lot of Blue tonal colors.BCBG by Max and Lubov Azriabcbg.comfacebook.com/BCBGMAXAZRIA@BCBGMAXAZRIAPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Monaco BluePANTONE 19–3964
  15. 15. inspirationMy cottage in Ireland with its multitude of Lush Greens and fieldsof flowersprominent colorsLuminous Clover paired with Soft Honeydew and Bright Azaleapaired with Powder Bluesignature colorLuminous Clover — it has a positive energy that radiates successand contentmentmust-have itemA sexy, sculpted dress in a Nanette Lepore signature printIs there a color that complements all skin tones?I love all colors. Whatever color makes you feel beautiful is the rightone for you.Nanette Leporenanettelepore.comfacebook.com/nanettelepore.fb@nanetteleporePANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13EmeraldPANTONE 17–5641
  16. 16. inspirationFlowers, books and artprominent colorsCoral, Cornflower and Taupe; Celery, Purple and Dark Teal; Orange,Raspberry and Chartreusesignature colorSlate Blue as a neutral — it’s much more interesting than traditionalneutrals and complements the other colors prominent in my collectionmust-have itemA georgette tunic layering piece or a shrunken jacket — both inassorted colors to keep the outfit interesting!Is there a color that complements all skin tones?I still like Black the best, but I do like Cobalt Blues andDeep Greens too.Nicole Millernicolemiller.comfacebook.com/NicoleMiller@NicoleMillerNYCPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13NectarinePANTONE 16–136OAfrican VioletPANTONE 16–352OMonaco BluePANTONE 19–3964Photo: Getty Images
  17. 17. inspirationThe Cynthia Steffe girl attending a garden party at the Modern Museumof Art sculpture garden — the colors picked for this occasion are thereforebright and happy, but also modern and trendsettingprominent colorsThere are three main color stories: The first story features shades ofSoft Mint and Cool Mint, Classic Aqua and Pure Plum; the second storyfeatures pops of bright, sugary shades such as Mod Pink, Lemon Zestand Bluebell; the third story features warm corals — Coral Rose,Sea Coral, Apricot, accented with Sharp Limesignature colorMint because it is pretty and feminine but retains a cool modern edge —it can be worn throughout the early months of spring as a breath of freshair and a welcome change from the dark days of wintermust-have itemThe ladylike, embellished, ponte sheath in Cool Mint — it is modern andversatile, and can take you from desk to dinner with fashionable flairIs there a color that complements all skin tones?As an Asian, I used to shy away from the Yellow tones and opt formore cool colors, but with age I have become more fearless with color,especially the Yellows! How complementary a color looks on a personis about how confidently they wear it.Cynthia Steffe by Suwha Hongcynthiasteffe.comfacebook.com/cynthiasteffe@CynthiaSteffePANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Grayed JadePANTONE 14–6O11
  18. 18. inspirationI’m always inspired by the colors of natureprominent colorsCoral warm tones mixed with Lavender; Hydrangea Blue with GoldMetallic, Lime Green to Grass Green and Neon Geraniumsignature colorHydrangea Blue — I love this color and it mixes so well with Greens;it’s also so wearablemust-have itemHydrangea Blue/Gold under-toned “French lamé mysterie”side-draped dressIs there a color that complements all skin tones?Yes, I think the Greens and Blues look good on most people as wellas Gold Metallic. I enjoy wearing all colors including Black.Barbara Tfankbtfank.comfacebook.com/pages/Barbara-Tfank/129130957097321PANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13EmeraldPANTONE 17–5641
  19. 19. inspirationThe work of artist Jim Hodges and ink drawingsprominent colorsBright Coral, Cool Lilac, Ink Blue, Salmon Pink and Cool Sea Greensignature colorBright Coral — I have used this in many forms from the pop color onan open-weave tweed to a lofted matelassé dressmust-have itemA color-blocked, silk crepe, camouflage skirt in Sea Green, Ink Blue,Coral and Cool LilacIs there a color that complements all skin tones?Skin tone definitely affects color choices. I always have some form ofa Citrine Yellow in every collection as this is a color I love to wear(and think it enhances the beauty in blondes with a fairer complexion).As I am choosing colors for the collection, I hold up each tone tovarious people in the office to find tones that work on many people.I do find that shades of Ink Blue work on most every skin tone.Lela Roselelarose.comfacebook.com/LelaRoseStudio@lela_rosePANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Poppy RedPANTONE 17–1664Monaco BluePANTONE 19–3964African VioletPANTONE 16–352O
  20. 20. inspirationThe changing characteristics of the Luna Mothprominent colorsCoral Pink, Acid Chartreuse, Stone White, Sand Beige, Antique Roseand Onyxsignature colorChartreuse Green — its vibrancy signifies positive changemust-have itemThe Green and Beige suede bomber jacket with laser cutsIs there a color that complements all skin tones?I am Indian and my skin tone allows me to wear a wide range of colors,athough I do stick to Black, White, Navy and Browns most of the time.Bibhu Mohapatrabibhu.comfacebook.com/BibhuNYC@BibhuMohapatraPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Tender ShootsPANTONE 14–O446
  21. 21. inspirationA photograph I saw last November by Ryan Holden Singer — it is ofan older gentleman with his vintage motorcycle, very Americana — Icouldn’t stop thinking about it for months after I saw it, from the varyingtones of Indigo in the sky, to the Crimson in the blanket he used tocover his motorcycle seat, those colors really stuck with meprominent colorsWarm Crimson Reds, Surplus Military Greens and Deep Indigos; Crimsonwill often be used as a pop color and accent against other colors, likeJet Black and Cognacsignature colorCrimson — while no garment is made completely of Crimson, there areaccents of it all throughout the collection; we wanted to create a collectionthat transcends time and crimson is a very classic and powerful colormust-have itemOur embroidered jackets — they are timeless and chic, and can be usedto dress up a casual outfit; they utilize the Crimson that is our staple forspring, as well as incorporate Jet Black and IvorySachin+Babisachinandbabi.comfacebook.com/sachinandbabi@SachinandBabiPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13LinenPANTONE 12–1OO8Poppy RedPANTONE 17–1664
  22. 22. inspirationClassic Tommy Hilfiger heritage colors and patternsprominent colorsClassic Tommy Hilfiger Reds and Blues — like Haute Red andTrue Blue — are grounded by a palette of earth-toned neutrals:Oyster Gray, Seedpearl and Kelpsignature colorThe brand’s classic Reds and Blues are present in Haute Red,Port Royale, Rust, True Blue, Bright Cobalt and Sky Captainmust-have itemA Red and Blue, nautical print, A-line silk dress is a perfect springwardrobe stapleIs there a color that complements all skin tones?Deep Navy colors are a preppy staple that look good on everyone.Tommy Hilfigertommy.comfacebook.com/tommyhilfiger@TommyHilfigerPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Monaco BluePANTONE 19–3964Poppy RedPANTONE 17–1664LinenPANTONE 12–1OO8Photo: Richard Phibbs
  23. 23. inspirationThe work of John Chamberlain and Max Ernstprominent colorsA cool, saturated Cerulean Blue inspired by John Chamberlain and aBright Green, which lies somewhere between Primary and Grasssignature colorFluorescent Coral because it adds a vibrant pop of color to the mixtureof Blues and Greens that are used throughout the collectionmust-have itemAlways the dress — it has infinite possibilities…and who doesn’t like Blue?Is there a color that complements all skin tones?Personally we don’t take that into heavy consideration with our ownfashion choices. Nowadays, with technology’s help, there are so manyvariations of every color that everyone can find a shade of any colorto complement their skin tone and hair.NAHM by Alexandria Hilfigerand Nary ManivongNAHM-ny.comfacebook.com/NAHMny@NAHMnyPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13EmeraldPANTONE 17–5641Monaco BluePANTONE 19–3964
  24. 24. inspirationWith 2013 coming up, we are obsessed with the ’50s optimismabout the futureprominent colorsWhite, Powder Blue, Coral, Watermelon, Dusty Pink, Mustardy Tanand Navysignature colorNavy, Peach and Scarlet — these colors always feel optimisticmust-have itemOff-White polka dot pant and a blazer to matchIs there a color that complements all skin tones?Navy and Scarlet suit me and I find they are always in my work.Sky Blue suits my eyes and I find I’m drawn to that also. Navyand Scarlet I find work with all skin tones.Karen Walkerkarenwalker.com@karenwalkerPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Dusk BluePANTONE 16–412O
  25. 25. inspirationThe Lover, the novel by Marguerite Durasprominent colorsDeep Charcoal and Midnight Navy punctuated by Crisp White; whileVibrant Indigo adds a playful stroke to an otherwise sophisticated palette.Ripe Papaya, Earthy Rust and Fresh Mango add the colors of dusksignature colorNavy because it references the mood of a dark hued portrait portrayedin the novelmust-have itemThe sculpted, petal-sleeve, silk, gazar coat in NavyIs there a color that complements all skin tones?I do not take my skin tone into consideration when I am making colorchoices. I love all color and often express my color choice basedon my mood or something I saw that has inspired me to take aspecific direction. There is one color that I feel complements allskin types: Navy.TiA CiBANitiacibani.comfacebook.com/TiACiBANiPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Dusk BluePANTONE 16–412OMonaco BluePANTONE 19–3964
  26. 26. inspirationOn one hand, the color-block thinking in abstract art, as seen in the worksof Finnish painter Silja Rantanen and Russian painter Kazimir Malevitsˇ —Rantanen’s way of simplifying the colors surrounding us and Malevitsˇ’suprematist approach to landscapes and humans; on the other hand, the Finnishnature and its incredible seasonal tones and layers of colors in the landscapeprominent colorsSunflower Yellow, For-Get-Me-Not Blue, Cloudberry Orange — our milky, brightcolors are combined with neutral colors, like Pistachio Green, Misty Gray andLinen-based colors; alongside the aforementioned is the Black and White Graphitesignature colorColor combinations are most important — Marimekko is a print design house,so it is the dynamics between different colors that count, and it is thesedynamics that create the look of the printmust-have itemLike our name Marimekko, i.e. Mary’s dress — an easy-going print dress thatfits different occasions; when wearing our dress you always feel you havedressed up in the right manner, whether at work or at a party; the Marimekkodresses brings a positive, humoristic twinkle to springIs there a color that complements all skin tones?The Black and White color combination and neutral tones work great foreveryone. I know that there are various kinds of approaches to color thinkingin different parts of the world, but I am omnivorous when it comes to color.I have no personal restrictions. When choosing the color(s) to wear it alwaysstarts from the feeling the color(s) gives to the person.Marimekko by Noora Niinikoskimarimekko.comfacebook.com/marimekkoglobal@marimekkousaPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Dusk BluePANTONE 16–412OEmeraldPANTONE 17–5641Grayed JadePANTONE 14–6O11
  27. 27. inspirationA building process, starting with a color (or colors) that I reallylove and then slowly adding in other shades, eventually creatinga unique and harmonious paletteprominent colorsOlive, Ice, Dark Ink, Parchment, Arctic White, Red and Blacksignature colorIce — it has the amazing ability to be simultaneously fresh and regal,which feels so right for spring 2013must-have itemA wild pair of novelty pants that can be dressed up or down — we haveseveral great styles, including a pair in a fuzzy, Black Lurex chiffonIs there a color that complements all skin tones?Definitely. Skin, hair and eye color are all huge components of howcolors react when worn. In my opinion, an Orangey Red and Ice bothcome very close to being magically flattering on everyone.Wes Gordonwesgordon.comfacebook.com/pages/WES-GORDON/102977596064@WES_GORDONPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Grayed JadePANTONE 14–6O11Monaco BluePANTONE 19–3964
  28. 28. inspirationImages of the Philippinesprominent colorsAqua Sky and Blue Irissignature colorAqua Sky because it completely evokes the feeling of summermust-have itemWhite, twisted, silk jersey dressIs there a color that complements all skin tones?Skin tone definitely does play a part when choosing the colors. It isalways easier in spring when everyone has a little more color and ahealthy glow, which works better with the vibrant summer colors.Cushnie et Ochscushnieetochs.comfacebook.com/pages/CUSHNIE-ET OCHS/120164765836@CUSHNIEETOCHSPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Dusk BluePANTONE 16–412O
  29. 29. inspirationThe experiences I have during my many travels throughout Spainand abroad, and also of our personal observations of the worldprominent colorsOrange Juice, Mint Green, Light Vanilla, Lipstick, Blue Sky, Night Sky,Fresh Grass and Pinky Tonesignature colorAll colors are important for usmust-have itemColorful and printed teesIs there a color that complements all skin tones?Yes, of course, but Custo Barcelona’s use of colorful tees are forall skin tones.Custo Barcelonacusto-barcelona.comfacebook.com/custoPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Lemon ZestPANTONE 13–O756
  30. 30. inspirationMy nostalgia for Broadstairs, the seaside town on the Kentish coast thatI visited every summer with my family when I was growing up — I wasdrawn to lots of vibrant Sherbet colors and Aquatic Bluesprominent colorsSea Foam, Bioluminescent Algae, Atomic Peach, Warm Sand, SherbetLime, Toxic Avenger Green and Burnt Goldsignature colorBioluminescent Algae because it’s as bold as a punch to your face andas soothing as a bag of frozen peas all at the same timemust-have itemThe Viking dress (with its side cutouts and mesh inlays) in the hand-loomedstripy Lurex Sea Foam fabric — it’s one of those versatile cocktail dressesthat you can wear everywhere from a cocktail party on a yacht to anunderground disco in Brighton BeachIs there a color that complements all skin tones?Not really, unless I’ve been subconsciously egotistical and have only chosencolors that look good on me. That being said, I did use a lot of aquaticcolors, and Blues do look pretty good on me because they bring out mybig, Blue eyes. As far as a universally flattering color goes, I think the bestbet is Black — Black looks good on everyone.SAUNDER by Emily Saunderthesaunder.com@THESAUNDERPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Dusk BluePANTONE 16–412O
  31. 31. Similar to the women’s palette, the menswear colors for spring emphasize the need forbalance with soothing neutrals accented by an array of energizing brights.As the name implies, Tidal Foam is reminiscent of the sea washing onto the shore, drivenby the force of the waves. With its slight hint of green, it’s this spring’s answer to khaki asthe perfect neutral. Emerald remains a powerful and brilliant jewel tone, perfect for men’saccessories and sportswear. Grayed Jade, a subtle, hushed green, as well as Dusk Blue,reminiscent of the calming tones of an evening sky, both act as staple, yet novel neutrals.Anchoring Monaco Blue naturally has an air of masculinity, providing stability and depthto the palette. Pair it with Grayed Jade and Emerald for a strong, classic mixture. Alloy, areliable mid-tone gray, is a necessity for spring. An easy, lightweight alternative to Black forthe warmer months, Alloy makes a strong statement without the weight. Linen, an off-white,complexion-flattering hue, pairs well with many colors. Look for it combined with Grayed Jade,Alloy or Monaco Blue for classic combinations that balance light, mid and deep tones.Dynamic and exciting Poppy Red plays a vital role in men’s fashion trends for spring andsummer. Vibrant Orange, an animated, striking hue, provides vigor and enthusiasm. Therobust yellow found in Sunflower offers an earthy, Dijon-like flavor, that when combinedwith Emerald and Monaco Blue, creates a sophisticated update to a familiar combination.PANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13EmeraldPANTONE17–5641Dusk BluePANTONE16–412OGrayedJadePANTONE14–6O11AlloyPANTONE16–3915LinenPANTONE12–1OO8SunflowerPANTONE16–1O54TidalFoamPANTONE14–O21OMonacoBluePANTONE19–3964VibrantOrangePANTONE16–1364Poppy RedPANTONE17–1664Soothing Neutrals and Energizing BrightsTommy Hilfiger
  32. 32. LinenPANTONE12–1OO8flowerNTONE–1O54TidalFoamPANTONE14–O21OMonacoBluePANTONE19–3964VibrantOrangePANTONE16–1364Poppy RedPANTONE17–1664inspirationThe outdoors, ocean and beach inspired a lot of the colors such asRainstorm, Mushroom, Cotton Seed, Sea Bed, Meteor Blue and Scubaprominent colorsNeons and vibrant colors play a huge role, among the more popularcolors are Margarita, Lagoon and Tangy Melon; neutrals and cool colorsare present, with standout colors such as Harvest Oat, Bedrock Gray,Navy and London Bluesignature colorHibiscus Red — it’s vibrant, stands out and transforms a basic pieceinto a fashion forward statementmust-have itemOur blake outerwear — it’s perfect for a cool spring day, will keepyou dry from the rain with its nylon fabric, and will surely make astatement in our Victorian Red colorElie Taharielietahari.comfacebook.com/elietahari@ElieTahariPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13e GrayedJadePANTONE14–6O11AlloyPANTONE16–3915LinenPANTONE12–1OO8SunflowerPANTONE16–1O54TidalFoamPANTONE14–O21OMonacoBluePANTONE19–3964VibrantOrangePANTONE16–1364Poppy RedPANTONE17–1664Tidal FoamPANTONE 14–O21OVibrant OrangePANTONE 16–1634
  33. 33. inspirationClassic Tommy Hilfiger heritage colors and patternsprominent colorsClassic Tommy Hilfiger Reds and Blues — like Haute Red andTrue Blue — are grounded by a palette of earth-toned neutrals:Oyster Gray, Seedpearl and Kelpsignature colorThe brand’s classic Reds and Blues are present in Haute Red,Port Royale, Rust, True Blue, Bright Cobalt and Sky Captainmust-have itemA classic blazer executed in a unique way — done in full leather orwith regatta stripesIs there a color that complements all skin tones?Deep Navy colors are a preppy staple that look good on everyone.Tommy Hilfigertommy.comfacebook.com/tommyhilfiger@TommyHilfigerPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Monaco BluePANTONE 19–3964Poppy RedPANTONE 17–1664LinenPANTONE 12–1OO8Photo: Richard Phibbs
  34. 34. Barbara Tfank Hydrangea Blue/Gold under-toned “French lamé mysterie” side-draped dressBCBG by Max and Lubov AzriaA lingerie-inspired piece — bold enough to showyou’re a woman, but feminine enough to showyou’re a ladyBibhu Mohapatra The Green and Beige suedebomber jacket with laser cutsCarmen Marc Valvo A silk gazar blouse ina Bright PoppyCharlotte Ronson My Ocean stripe tee andshort set — a tranquil, picturesque, oceanscapedigital print turned into a stripe repeat and printedon a classic tee silhouette and athletic shorts; thelook feels weightless and the sheer panels on thetee add to the transparent element of water; thedigital print comes in a multitude of Blues, themain one being True BlueCushnie et Ochs White, twisted, silk jersey dressCusto Barcelona Colorful and printed teesCynthia Steffe by Suwha HongThe ladylike, embellished, ponte sheath in CoolMint — it is modern and versatile, and can takeyou from desk to dinner with fashionable flairDavid Meister My Warm Orange re-embroideredlace gown — laces in brights look new and fresh;it is an exciting manner to add color to yourwardrobe in a new unexpected wayElie Tahari Our blake outerwear — it’s perfect fora cool spring day, will keep you dry from the rainwith its nylon fabric, and will surely make astatement in our Victorian Red colorElla Moss by Pamella Protzel-Scott The fitand flare dress in Citron Yellow floralHervé Léger by Max and Lubov AzriaA multifaceted jacquard dress in an infusion ofBlue, Pearl Blue, Black and White — its fresh, lightmood for spring amplifies a must-have attraction —light enough for the season and fearless enoughto conquer all the new stylesKaren Walker Off-White polka dot pant anda blazer to matchLela Rose A color-blocked silk crepe camouflageskirt in Sea Green, Ink Blue, Coral and Cool LilacMarimekko by Noora Niinikoski Like ourname Marimekko, i.e. Mary’s dress — an easy-going print dress that fits different occasions;when wearing our dress you always feel you havedressed up in the right manner, whether at workor at a party; the Marimekko dresses brings apositive, humoristic twinkle to springNAHM by Alexandria Hilfiger and NaryManivong Always the dress — it has infinitepossibilities… and who doesn’t like Blue?Nanette Lepore A sexy, sculpted dress in aNanette Lepore signature printNicole Miller A georgette tunic layering pieceor a shrunken jacket — both in assorted colors tokeep the outfit interesting!Pamella Roland by Pamella DeVosFor an important evening event, the sleek, fluidgown in Blush silk crepe with matching glassMaco beadwork would be a fantastic way tolook and stand outPeter Som A bustier dress in Misty Jade jacquardRachel Roy A Limeade, peplum, cap sleevecropped jacket — I always design to buildconfidence and celebrate the strong woman; theLimeade color paired with peplum makes this jacketa statement piece; you can pair it with differentsilhouettes, whether it is an asymmetrical silk chiffondress or palazzo pantsSachin + Babi Our embroidered jackets — theyare timeless and chic, and can be used to dress upa casual outfit; they utilize the Crimson that is ourstaple for spring, as well as incorporate Jet Blackand IvorySAUNDER by Emily SaunderThe Viking dress (with its side cutouts and meshinlays) in the hand-loomed stripy Lurex Sea Foamfabric — it’s one of those versatile cocktail dressesthat you can where everywhere from a cocktailparty on a yacht to an underground disco inBrighton BeachTadashi Shoji An Ikat-printed gazar straplesspleated gown in Pale IrisTiA CiBANi The sculpted, petal-sleeve silk gazarcoat in NavyTommy Hilfiger A Red and Blue, nautical print,A-line silk dress is a perfect spring wardrobe stapleTracy Reese The key word for spring is “easy” —easy pieces that fall away from the body with atotally relaxed feeling really encompass the moodof the seasonWes Gordon A wild pair of novelty pants thatcan be dressed up or down — we have severalgreat styles, including a pair in a fuzzy, BlackLurex chiffon— the must haves for spring 2O13PANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13
  35. 35. FASHION CONSULTANTCarson Kressleyfacebook.com/carsonkressley@CarsonKressleyPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Is there a colorthat complementsall skin tones?CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTISTCollier Strongcloutierremix.com/collierstrongCELEBRITY MANICURISTJin Soonjinsoon.com@JinSoonChoiCarson Kressley I’m a big believer that the color you wear literally canshow you in a different light. For me, color more than any other aspectof clothing, has the most effect on mood. We all have our favorite colorsand feel our best when we wear them, and I think skin tone plays a bigpart in that equation.I absolutely love color, so the past few seasons have been a dream;however, no matter what the season, I like to wear a lot of color. Rightnow I think Intense Coral and Saturated Turquoise look best on me.Color is very personal and, like all the senses, the sight of color can triggerlots of memories and emotions. I don’t think there is one color that isuniversally great on everyone except for maybe Black, which I know isa boring answer, but always looks chic. •Collier Strong There are few things more important than skin tonewhen choosing what colors to wear; not only on your body, but also onyour face. I have Blue eyes and Ruddy (Pink) undertones to my skin so Ilook best in cool tones. So I can wear all the deep, highly pigmentedPANTONE Colors ranging from 26-3-1 all the way to 100-2-1. I believeif I had to pick one color that would look good on anyone it would haveto be Blue. Perhaps because it’s all around us in so many shades — thesky, the sea — it’s nature’s perfect color. •Jin Soon My skin tone definitely enters into my personal color choices —for both nail polish and clothing! Strong, vivid colors look best on me;colors like Black, Red and Teal. I avoid neutral pastels and faded, washed-out colors because I have a Greenish/Olive undertone to my skin. The onecolor that looks good on any skin tone is Navy Blue. •
  36. 36. PANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13ACCESSORIES DESIGNERKara Rosskararossny.comfacebook.com/kararossny@kararossnyWARDROBE STYLISTMaria Divarismariadivaris.com andwww.cloutierremix.com/mariadivaris@mariadivarisKara Ross I think skin tone enters into most people’s personal fashionchoices. I have light hair and fair skin so there are definitely certain colorsthat do not suit me (like Yellow) and others that do (Blues). I think that mostpeople look good in Black. •Maria Divaris My skin tone absolutely has an impact on the colors I chooseto wear, as well as the colors I select to dress the models and celebrities Iwork with. It is always important to take into account what complements yourcomplexion, as the wrong hue can wash you out and cast a very unfavorablelight. Fortunately, there are so many shades and tonal differences availablethat it doesn’t mean having to miss out on a hot color trend. When Red is hoton the red carpet (which it very often is), one rarely sees all the same versionof Red. It generally appears in an array of shades. The Red that looks goodon someone with Olive skin, like Penelope Cruz, might be a deeper Blood Red;whereas someone with a fair complexion, like Michelle Williams, might opt fora Red with Orange undertones. There is a shade suitable for all skin toneswithin a color trend, it just might mean looking a little harder for it.As I am a fashion girl, I spend a lot of time in Black, White and Gray, but Ido love to pop my neutral uniform with a splash of color, such as Red, Orange,Fluorescent Pink and even Yellow. I am of Greek origin so my skin is quiteOlive, so when I wear color I like to make a bold choice that complementsmy complexion. For example, when neons are popular on the runway I lovean amazing Highlighter Pink, which on a blonde might be too Barbie-like,but can be ironic and playful with my skin tone and Dark Brown hair.There is always a hue within a color range than can complement a skin tone.A color like Yellow might be more challenging, but not impossible to findthe right shade. If I had to choose a color range that universally seems tocomplement all skin complexions, I would have to say that Blue is an easyway go to. Whether you are Ivory or Olive or Black, I think Blue can lookappealing in any of its various tones. Another color that I think is universallyflattering for a bold option would be that famous shade of Valentino Red.There’s a reason it has been a favorite for generations of fashionistas and thetrademark colored dresses remain the most sought after for red carpets. Alwayschic and flattering, it is a celebrity go-to color regardless of skin tone. •Is there a colorthat complementsall skin tones?
  37. 37. PANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13WOMEN’S EDITORIAL DIRECTOR AT GILT.COMMelissa Liebling Goldberggilt.comfacebook.com/giltgroupe@GiltGroupeCELEBRITY MANICURISTTom Bachikcloutierremix.com/tombachikfacebook.com/tombachik@redcarpetmanMelissa Liebling Goldberg I absolutely consider my skin tone whenchoosing what lies near my face. On the lower half of my body, anythinggoes, but you have to remember that you are creating a frame for your facewith your tops, collars and jewelry. I have very pale Olive skin, so the wrongtones can make me look both sallow and washed out – quite a combination!Gold has a warming effect for my skin, so I gravitate towards a True YellowGold for jewelry. Cool colors tend to work better on me, and the moresaturated the better! Cobalt, Kelly Green and Deep Purples all work well.I can even do Neon Citrine and Fuchsias! My only exception is Black. It’snot the most flattering color for my skin tone, but so flattering to the figure –a girl has to pick her battles! I tend to think that jewel tones work oneveryone. Navy may not be the most exciting color out there, but it looksgood on everyone. There’s a reason it’s one of the most frequently usedcolors for uniforms. •Tom Bachik I would love to say no, that I’m a skin tone rebel and wearwhat I want when I want, but, truthfully I tend to look better in warmer tonedcolors. Warm tones make my skin look a bit healthier, where cooler tones,though they do make my baby blues stand out, can make me look a bit paleif I haven’t had enough sun. So naturally I gravitate to what looks best onany skin tone in Hollywood – Black :) lolThis may be cheating a bit, but I believe metallics can complement all skintones. The modern take on metallic polishes has given us a very neutralpalette to play with. I’m loving the Dirtied Antique Golds, Heathered Pewtersand Tarnished Champaign tones, which have a more Olive base. This coolsthem down a bit, making them more neutral and allows these shades to bewearable on virtually all skin tones. Whether a sheer shimmer or a chunky,sparkled effect, these neutrals are the modern nude and play perfectly offthis season’s rich color selection to glam up any look. •Is there a colorthat complementsall skin tones?
  38. 38. PANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Leatrice Eiseman Absolutely, skin tone does enter into choices. Weall know how a becoming color radiating into the skin can make us lookhealthier. As we are trying to bring out that “rosy glow” (especially ondays when we are not feeling great), wearing the complement to thereds, pinks and roses in the teal or blue green family are universallyflattering. Of course, any color, well-integrated into a combination canhelp, and women always have the “extra” help of make-up artfullyapplied. It would be a pretty boring world fashion-wise to choose justone color, so it is fun to experiment with many colors. •Colleen Sherin One should always try to complement their skintone when making personal fashion color choices. For me personally,as a fair-skinned, Hazel-eyed brunette, I tend to gravitate towards Violethues. A vibrant shade of Pink is one color that complements almostall skin tones. •Nicole Fischelis My fashion color of choice is not related to skincolor, but to a mood, emotion and inspiration from various sources.Sometimes even unexpected places…it’s not about “one color”anymore, but contrasting or opposite colors/shades that combineto create harmony amongst varying tones. •Is there a colorthat complementsall skin tones?EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTELeatrice Eisemanfacebook.com/LeatriceEiseman@leatriceeisemanSENIOR FASHION DIRECTOR,SAKS FIFTH AVENUEColleen Sherinsaksfifthavenue.comfacebook.com/saks@saksGVP GLOBAL FORECASTING, MACY’SNicole Fischelismacys.comfacebook.com/Macys@Macys
  39. 39. Barbara TfankI think of fashion as a sort of gift to the world —people adorning themselves to express theirfeelings and to celebrate occasions; it createsmemories and marks time in one’s life.BCBG by Max and Lubov AzriaFashion is important because it comes from within.Fashion is all about juxtaposition and coming outof your comfort zone. This season, we play withvibes of both strength and shyness, masculine andfeminine, bold and sheer. The balance betweenstrong seduction and whispers of sheer lace createa seductively alluring mood for the collection.Bibhu MohapatraFashion matters because it is a language and atool used to express oneself. Self-expression isextremely important, and fashion allows you todo that. Yes it does help the world in a range ofways — from establishing individual identities tocreating jobs!Carmen Marc ValvoFashion is part of our everyday lives and it helpspeople with their personal sense of self and howthey project that into the world.Charlotte RonsonFashion matters. It is about individuality, personalexpression and choice. It helps the world byhelping each individual person. Once in a whilewe all have a bad day, and sometimes simplyputting on your favorite dress, shoe or evenmakeup will make you feel happy.Cushnie et OchsFashion is a way of expressing one’s ownindividuality and personality. It’s also a wayof communicating the mood and happeningsof a particular time. Fashion is a storyteller.Custo BarcelonaFashion helps us communicate part of ourpersonality.Cynthia Steffe by Suwha HongFashion matters because it can bring joy andbeauty to anyone and everyone in their everyday.It is accessible art and a great mode of self-expression.David MeisterFashion is important because it is a form of self-expression and how we present ourselves to theworld. It is something that people should havefun with and experiment with. Fashion makespeople feel good about themselves.Elie TahariFashion has the ability to bring people fromall diverse walks of life together; it is a tool thatallows individuals to be expressive. Clothingshould be quieter than the woman so her truebeauty can shine through.Hervé Léger by Max and Lubov AzriaFashion comes from all walks of life. Inspirationscan come from a dream, a vision, even theintricate construction of a quilt. This collectionwas truly extracted from the dream of a communityin Alabama. They survived together by creatingbeautiful quilts that came from their imagination.Their unity and craftsmanship was so beautiful.Fashion inspires people to be creative.Karen WalkerFashion matters because it’s a primal need in usto constantly renew and change.— continuedPANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13— Why does fashion matter...and how does it help the world?Pantone reached out to Facebook fans to pose a question to designers for this season’s report.This question, answered by designers below, was inspired by our fans.
  40. 40. Lela RoseFashion promotes individuality and creates aworld that is full of creativity and inspiration.Marimekko by Noora NiinikoskiIf people get positive energy from fashion, itdefinitely gets the world to positive direction.At Marimekko our aim is to transmit the fun andpositive side of life, and to energize people.NAHM by Alexandria Hilfiger and NaryManivong Fashion is an outward reflection ofyourself to the world — it empowers you.Nanette LeporeFashion creates a sense of community and a forumfor individuals to express themselves freely — ithelps the world by inspiring creativity every day.Nicole MillerBecause fashion is psychologically uplifting!It creates positive energy.Pamella Roland by Pamella DeVosObviously as an industry fashion matters, but itis also such an important part of our daily lives.How we dress communicates so much about us,and it makes a difference both professionally andpersonally when you look your best.Peter SomFashion matters because it’s a form of self-expressionthat provides a moment in the day for one to dream.A little time to dream is OK — the world hasenough challenges to keep us pretty busy.Rachel RoyOne of my biggest priorities as a designer is tobe socially responsible and to use my craft for thegreater good. In July 2010, I started the “KindnessIs Always Fashionable” platform where I designeda tote to help raise funds for the 10 million childrenaffected by the Pakistan flood disaster. Since 2010,I have partnered with others organizations such asGlobalGiving and OrphanAid Africa to create one-of-a-kind totes and clutches where 100 percent ofthe net proceeds go directly to the organization.Sachin + BabiFashion is a way for people to express themselves.It is something that transcends cultures, and can beinterpreted on a global scale. People are able tocommunicate with each other through their personalstyle, when they have no other way of doing so.SAUNDER by Emily SaunderLet’s be real, fashion will never smooth out therift between warring factions or find a cure forcancer, but it is still a powerful force in manypeople’s lives. It allows men and women a meansto express themselves on a daily basis and is anamazing and accessible creative outlet. Also, moreand more companies are pushing the boundariesof the kind of impact fashion can have bycollaborating with artisans, promoting fair tradeand eco-friendly practices and giving more thoughtto how their garments are made.Tadashi ShojiFashion inspires and brings cultures together.Plus, you can’t walk around naked!TiA CiBANiFashion matters because it offers beauty and fun,often lifting the spirits. It gives us the chance toexpress ourselves freely and allows us theopportunity to indicate our heritage, our moodand our interests, among many other possibilities.Tommy HilfigerFashion helps shape individuality. I have alwaysloved the way styles and trends are interpreteddifferently all over the world.Tracy ReeseFashion is a reflection of one’s self. When you arewearing something that makes you feel comfortableand confident, you can take on the world!Wes GordonFashion is such an incredibly important part of ourpersonal and cultural expression. Each day, throughclothing, we decide how we are going to representourselves to the world. Without a doubt, fashionmakes life more beautiful and fascinating.PANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13—Why does fashion matter ...and how does it help the world?
  41. 41. PANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Barbara TfankYes, I think the Greens and Blues look good onmost people as well as Gold Metallic. I enjoywearing all colors including Black.BCBG by Max and Lubov AzriaYes! All shades of Blue. Any color that has huesof Blue complements all skin tones, which is whyI personally like to wear a lot of Blue tonal colors.Bibhu MohapatraI am Indian and my skin tone allows me to weara wide range of colors, although I do stick to Black,White, Navy and Browns most of the time.Carmen Marc ValvoAs a designer we need to design for persons ofall color. We are responsible for choosing colorsthat flatter all skin tones. Black and Ivory workwell on most everyone.Charlotte RonsonYes, definitely. There are colors that will changethe look of your skin tone and those that willcomplement it. My skin tone is fairly tanned atthe moment, coming to the end of summer, so Iam wearing more color in cooler tones to giveme that freshness and glow to my skin. I thinkBlues complement all skin types; you just haveto find the right tone.Cushnie et OchsSkin tone definitely does play a part whenchoosing the colors. It is always easier in springwhen everyone has a little more color and ahealthy glow, which works better with the vibrantsummer colors.Custo BarcelonaYes, of course, but Custo Barcelona’s use ofcolorful tees are for all skin tones.Cynthia Steffe by Suwha HongAs an Asian, I used to shy away from the Yellowtones and opt for more cool colors, but with ageI have become more fearless with color, especiallythe Yellows! How complementary a color looks ona person is about how confidently they wear it.David MeisterAs a designer I tend to wear Black, Gray andWhite. Being very fair and blonde, all Blues,especially Soft Blues, look good on me, but Irarely wear them.Elie TahariNeon colors truly complement the warmer anddarker complexions. Neutral colors like Navy,Light Gray and Granite Gray are great for allskin colors. Individuals with fairer skin should beconscious when wearing certain neutrals to insuretheir complexion is not being washed out.Ella Moss by Pamella Protzel-ScottI tend to lean towards bolder, deeper hues andneutral shades. I think that Navy Blue is a colorthat works on all skin tones.Hervé Léger by Max and Lubov AzriaThe spring 2013 palette complements any coolskin tone with a pale tint.Karen WalkerNavy and Scarlet suit me and I find they arealways in my work. Sky Blue suits my eyes andI find I’m drawn to that also. Navy and Scarlet Ifind work with all skin tones.Lela RoseSkin tone definitely affects color choices. I alwayshave some form of a Citrine Yellow in everycollection as this is a color I love to wear (andthink it enhances the beauty in blondes with afairer complexion). As I am choosing colors forthe collection, I hold up each tone to variouspeople in the office to find tones that work onmany people. I do find that shades of Ink Bluework on most every skin tone.— continued— Is there a color that complements all skin tones?
  42. 42. PANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2O13 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • SEPTEMBER 6 – 13, 2O12 pantone.com/spring2O13Marimekko by Noora NiinikoskiThe Black and White color combination andneutral tones work great for everyone. I knowthat there are various kinds of approaches tocolor thinking in different parts of the world, butI am omnivorous when it comes to color. I haveno personal restrictions. When choosing thecolor(s) to wear it always starts from the feelingthe color(s) gives to the person. It is fascinatingwhen we can, through our design work, createnew “vibes” by combining colors in new andinteresting ways.NAHM by Alexandria Hilfigerand Nary ManivongPersonally, we don’t take that into heavyconsideration with our own fashion choices.Nowadays, with technology’s help, there areso many variations of every color that everyonecan find a shade of any color to complementtheir skin tone and hair.Nanette LeporeI love all colors. Whatever color makes you feelbeautiful is the right one for you.Nicole MillerI still like Black the best, but I do like CobaltBlues and Deep Greens too.Pamella Roland by Pamella DeVosMy skin tone is a big factor in my personal fashionchoices. There are certain colors that just do notwork for me, and I stay away from them at all costs!Recently one of my favorite colors to wear is PoppyRed. One particular dress in this color has becomemy husband’s favorite to see me wear.Peter SomI stay with classic colors and keep the pop shadesto accessories like my socks, wrist wear or belts.I love Navy, White and Black.SAUNDER by Emily SaunderNot really, unless I’ve been subconsciouslyegotistical and have only chosen colors that lookgood on me. That being said, I did use a lot ofaquatic colors, and Blues do look pretty good onme because they bring out my big, Blue eyes.As far as a universally flattering color goes,I think the best bet is Black — Black looks goodon everyone.Tadashi ShojiI like to be playful with my personal wardrobeand incorporate color in shades of Purple,Orange, Red and Blue. Everyone looks goodin Purple, specifically Eggplant or Aubergine.It’s as neutral as Black or Navy.TiA CiBANiI do not take my skin tone into considerationwhen I am making color choices. I love all colorand often express my color choice based on mymood or something I saw that has inspired meto take a specific direction. There is one colorthat I feel complements all skin types: Navy.Tommy HilfigerDeep Navy colors are a preppy staple that lookgood on everyone.Tracy ReeseI am such a fan of color so when I design acollection, a great color palette is essential. It’snot my skin tone, but my color mood at the timethat affects my color choices. The complement toall skin tones is great color! Women should notbe afraid to wear a bold color. It makes youlook and feel bright and happy!Wes GordonDefinitely. Skin, hair and eye color are all hugecomponents of how colors react when worn.In my opinion, an Orangey Red and Ice bothcome very close to being magically flatteringon everyone.— Is there a color that complements all skin tones?
  43. 43. PANTONE Fashion Color Report, Volume 38, September 2012.Pantone LLC, 590 Commerce Blvd., Carlstadt, NJ 07072 Tel: 201.935.5500. PANTONE Colorsdisplayed here may not match PANTONE-identified standards. Consult current PANTONEFASHION+HOME Color System publications for accurate color. PANTONE®and other PantoneLLC trademarks are the property of Pantone LLC. Pantone LLC is a wholly owned subsidiaryof X-Rite, Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.© Pantone LLC, 2012. All rights reserved. Design by John De Francesco.Emerald PANTONE 17–5641 C M Y K 86.8.57.0Dusk Blue PANTONE 16–412O C M Y K 50.15.9.0Grayed Jade PANTONE 14–6O11 C M Y K 41.3.33.0Tender Shoots PANTONE 14–O446 C M Y K 30.0.88.0Lemon Zest PANTONE 13–O756 C M Y K 0.10.75.0African Violet PANTONE 16–352O C M Y K 27.44.0.0Linen PANTONE 12–1OO8 C M Y K 2.12.20.0Monaco Blue PANTONE 19–3964 C M Y K 92.67.10.32Poppy Red PANTONE 17–1664 C M Y K 0.94.89.0Nectarine PANTONE 16–136O C M Y K 0.54.75.0Tidal Foam PANTONE 14–O21O C M Y K 21.17.34.0Sunflower PANTONE 16–1O54 C M Y K 9.33.98.0Alloy PANTONE 16–3915 C M Y K 35.29.28.13Vibrant Orange PANTONE 16–1364 C M Y K 0.58.93.0go topantone.com/spring2O13vote for your favorite colorknow how others votedlike your favorite designerssee fashion color archivesuse PANTONE Color toolsand... tweet about it@pantone#fcrs13

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