2. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color reportSpring 2011 – An Exotic JourneyHoneysuckle Coral Rose Peapod Beeswax Silver PeonyPANTONE 18-2120 PANTONE 16-1349 PANTONE 14-6324 PANTONE 14 -0941 PANTONE 12-1206 honeyed yellow, conjures up feelings of faraway lands and locales. Pair either of these piquant hues with a cool, refreshing color-wheel opposite like Regatta for a vibrant color combination that will add zest to any wardrobe. Romantic, fanciful Lavender implies sensuality with its www.pantone.com/spring2011 PANTONE 18-4039 PANTONE 18-1235 PANTONE 15-4825 PANTONE 15-3817 PANTONE 15-4502 subtle hint of red undertone. Combine it with Beeswax or Russet Regatta Blue Curacao Lavender Silver Cloud Coral Rose for a unique counterpoint.Citing exotic destinations like Africa, India, Peru and Turkeyas inspiration for spring 2011, designers continue to satisfy Alluring Blue Curacao evokes thoughts of tropical destinationsconsumers’ need to escape everyday challenges with intriguing and pays homage to the 2010 Color of the Year, Turquoise.color combinations that transport them to foreign lands. Practical consumers can continue to incorporate enticing Caribbean blues into spring by pairing Blue Curacao with“The colors designers have chosen for the spring season warm, complementary colors like Honeysuckle or Coral Rose.present an interesting marriage of unexpected warm and cool Peapod, a fresh yellow-green, brings an organic element totones,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the the palette and is reminiscent of the green shoots that signifyPantone Color Institute®. “By cleverly combining complementary change and new beginnings traditionally found in spring.colors, those that are opposites on the color wheel, they havecreated a striking intensity to the palette. These unique color Trans-seasonal neutrals ground this season’s palette andcombinations make it possible for consumers to pair existing provide a stable backdrop for all the other colors. Thepieces in colors traditionally associated with fall, with new so-called “nude hues” are represented in the range offavorites to punch up springtime wardrobes.” ethereal Silver Peony to dramatically deep Russet. Another dependable background color, Silver Cloud, isFlirtatious Honeysuckle is a feel-good hue that brings a festive the quintessential neutral that consumers can rely on tosense of playfulness to this season’s palette. This vibrant coordinate with everything in their closet.pinkish-red for both apparel and cosmetics makes consumersfeel alive, and is a perfect post-winter pick-me-up. For 17 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyondSpicy, gregarious and persuasive describe Coral Rose, a to bring you the season’s most important color trends. Thissophisticated orange that, much like Beeswax, a warm, report previews the most prominent hues for spring 2011.
3. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Honeysuckle PANTONE 18-2120Cynthia Steffeby Shaun Kearneyinspiration www.pantone.com/spring2011While working on the concept for spring 2011, I was listeningto upbeat new-wave French electronica. The music is chic,sexy and makes you want to dance. I wanted the colors tohave that same energy.p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sVibrant, graphic shades of Pink, Poppy Red, Grape and HoneyYellow are offset by warm shades of Khaki, Taupe and Tobacco,as well as cooler shades of Grass Green, Jade and Turquoise.s i g n a t u re c o l o rSaturated Hot Pink – it’s bold, it’s vibrant, it’s pretty and strongat the same time, and looks great against sharp, chic brightssuch as Poppy Red, Jade and Turquoise. It also plays well offWarm Tan shades of Khaki, Taupe and Golden Sand.must-have itemA sexy, silk laser-cut off-the-shoulder dress in a vibrantshade of Pink is a modern take on boho! www.cynthiasteffe.com
4. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Russet PANTONE 18-1235Tracy ReeseinspirationThe spirit of how people used to travel – the excitementand preparation before a trip and adaptation to a new www.pantone.com/spring2011environment once you arrive at your destinationp ro m i n e n t c o l o r sBright Navy, Wave Blue, Caribbean Blue, Saddle Brown,Nude, Black, New Alabaster and Ivorys i g n a t u re c o l o rAll shades of Blue – from Ocean Water to Sky tones –Blue is the color of journeymust-have itemA classic Tracy Reese silk blouse in Nude www.tracyreese.com
5. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Regatta PANTONE 18-4039Lela RoseinspirationThe richly woven Peruvian textiles and the Old/New Worldclash of cultures in Lima, Peru www.pantone.com/spring2011p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sFiery Orange, Vivid Fuchsia, Clay (Warm Gray), Dusky Gray,Jewel Green and Bitter Lemons i g n a t u re c o l o rBlack and White are the most important colors in that theyare woven in between Fiery Oranges, Bitter Lemon, FuchsiaPink and Jewel Greens. They temper the stronger color toneswhile adding texture and pattern to the overall feel.must-have itemA scribble cotton print dress with a drop-away sleevethat has every color in a Crayola box www.lelarose.com
6. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Coral Rose PANTONE 16-1349Christian SirianoinspirationAfrican, Indian and strong Asian influences mixed withmeasures of elegant opulence – mine is a sophisticated www.pantone.com/spring2011but vibrant woman. The collection is about feelingglamorous in what you wear, whether in its simplicity oropulence, and mixing that with great style.p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sDeep Fiery Red, Khaki and Saturated Paprika tonesmust-have itemA breadth of silhouettes including flowing wide-leggedtrousers, safari shorts, jackets, kimono sleeves, structuredcocktail dresses and light flowing evening gowns www.christianvsiriano.com
7. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Peapod PANTONE 14-6324Erin FetherstoninspirationI had a sense of wanderlust this season, and I wantedmy collection to reflect a sense of adventure and travel www.pantone.com/spring2011to faraway places.p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sExotic colors like Parrot Green, Coral Pink and PapayaOrange – I balanced this vibrant palette against a neutralscale of Khaki, Oyster, Dusty Gold and Pale Sages i g n a t u re c o l o rCoral Pink feels like a fresh and exciting color with a lotof energy, expressing a sense of joie de vivre.must-have itemA kimono-inspired evening jacket in a floral print featuringshades of Mint, Parrot Green, Black and highlights ofIvory and Lavender – I like the idea of this piece styled overa little Black mini-dress www.erinfetherston.com
8. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Beeswax PANTONE 14 -0941TibiinspirationSpring is about a heavy play on classics – Black, White,Brown and Red – but modernized and brought up to date www.pantone.com/spring2011with a twist that doesn’t take itself too seriously.p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sGraphic Black and Whites with Ochre and Cool Grapes i g n a t u re c o l o rOchre – it feels very modern right now. It’s a new basic –an update to Black.must-have itemIt’s not an item for spring, it’s a head-to-toe look –an Ochre top with matching Ochre pant. www.tibi.com
9. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Silver Peony PANTONE 12-1206Monique LhuillierinspirationI was in a dreamy state of mind – the colors in thecollection are ethereal, feminine and pretty. www.pantone.com/spring2011p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sBlush Pink and vibrant colors like Scarlet Reds i g n a t u re c o l o rBlush Pink and Vibrant Scarlet Redmust-have itemA shimmery cocktail dress with ombre sequins www.moniquelhuillier.com
10. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Lavender PANTONE 15-3817Carlos CamposinspirationColors that reflect the old school American men andwomen – looks that showcase someone traveling the www.pantone.com/spring2011world in the ‘50s, someone backpacking throughEurope or South America who needs timeless, casualand fashionable pieces to wearp ro m i n e n t c o l o r sRosa (Aged Light Pink), Crema (Vintage White) andCanario (Soft Canary)s i g n a t u re c o l o rRosa – this Aged Pink reflects the softness of the womanwe try to portray with this collection, adding also a toneof maturity and a vintage lookmust-have itemOur button down wrap dress in Rosa www.carloscampos.com
11. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Blue Curacao PANTONE 15-4825 Carmen Marc Valvo inspiration Blue has great social significance – it is the signature color of colon cancer awareness, the platform for my www.pantone.com/spring2011 spring 2011 collection.Photo: Melanie Dunea p ro m i n e n t c o l o r s Shades of Blue with cool undertones of Pale Silver, Deep Rich Midnights and Aquamarines s i g n a t u re c o l o r Blue, because everyone should be aware that colon cancer is a very curable form of cancer if caught in time must-have item The little Blue dress www.carmenmarcvalvo.com
12. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Silver Cloud PANTONE 15-4502Ports 1961by Fiona Cibaniinspiration www.pantone.com/spring2011Seydou Keita’s portraits of Mende tribe membersp ro m i n e n t c o l o r sA polished palette of Crisp Chalk paired with Natural Shell,while iridescent hues paired with Jet Black are forgedalongside a vibrant spectrum of gem tones in Royal Amethyst,Saharan Sulfur, Muted Limestone and Opulent Emeralds i g n a t u re c o l o rPowdered surfaces and lush oases inspired a spectrum ofcolors found in the vast stretches of deserts, mirage skiesand the crystalline formations of minerals in nature.must-have itemA printed kaleidoscope jersey draped gown representingthe spectrum of our color story www.ports1961.com
13. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Honeysuckle PANTONE 18-2120Badgley MischkainspirationNature – coral reefs, azure skies, bat’s tongues www.pantone.com/spring2011p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sSoft pastels like Dusty Pinks, Blues and Apricots combinewith whispers of Gray and Ivory for an overall breezy feelof weightlessness. Bright Corals and Reds add pop.s i g n a t u re c o l o rComplexion – it’s an Ivory with a hint of Blush that epitomizesthe sort of relaxed luxury we are feeling for the seasonmust-have itemA Sparkly Rose macramé cocktail dress – sophisticatedand young www.badgleymischka.com
14. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Russet PANTONE 18-1235 Rebecca Minkoff inspiration The ultimate vagabond – a girl yearning for juxtaposed glamour, transfixed by reconstructed vintage and ‘70s www.pantone.com/spring2011 inspired frocks that include traces of seductressPhoto: Kelly Stuart Bianca Jagger and the late soulful Janis Joplin p ro m i n e n t c o l o r s Lemon Yellow, Ruby Red, Rusty Oranges, Cool Blues and Neutral Skins s i g n a t u re c o l o r The collection is based on a neutral palette that allows the vibrant colors to stand out against the clothing. Each color plays a distinct role in making the collection come to life. must-have item The Rebecca Minkoff morning-after bag – it’s been a staple in every collection and this year is available in a Buttery Cream with Navy piping www.rebeccaminkoff.com
15. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Regatta PANTONE 18-4039CatherineMalandrinoinspiration1950’s ceramics from Vallauris, a town in St. Tropezwhere ceramics were born www.pantone.com/spring2011p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sA mixture of warm and cool colors that are milky,watery and distresseds i g n a t u re c o l o rThe warmth of Terra Cotta (Melon, Salmon, Cuminand Orange) in contrast to the Cold Blues of thewater and seasidemust-have itemA watery, long draped dress or a high-waisted palazzosoft pant with a basket-weave fitted T www.catherinemalandrino.com
16. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Honeysuckle PANTONE 18-2120Peter SominspirationMiami sun-soaked colors, pop art with a touch ofbeachside ease www.pantone.com/spring2011p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sBold saturated colors such as Poppy Red, Aqua Blue,Electric Blue and Miami Yellow mixed with sophisticatedneutrals such as Nude and Khaki; Black and Whiteadd classic graphic appeals i g n a t u re c o l o rPoppy Red – it’s an optimistic yet sexy color www.petersom.com
17. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Silver Peony PANTONE 12-1206Bibhu MohapatrainspirationThe works of artist Richard Diebenkorn, the power ofyouth in late ‘60s America and the freedom movement www.pantone.com/spring2011p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sFuchsia (Maharani Pink), Dried Lavender, Cerulean Blue, lotsof neutrals like Stone, Sand, White, Beige, Black and Blushs i g n a t u re c o l o rBeigy-Blush – ethereal, sophisticated and young as thecollection – it’s the perfect color for day as well as nightmust-have itemA cotton/silk short shift day-to-night dress with cutoutsand Beige tulle sleeves in Cerulean Blue is a must! www.bibhu.com
18. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Regatta PANTONE 18-4039 Tommy Hilfiger inspiration Country club prep with a twist www.pantone.com/spring2011 p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sPhoto: Annie Leibovitz Tommy Red, Ballet Pink, Periwinkle and Pumice to create a preppy contrast with crisp colors s i g n a t u re c o l o r Reds and Blues – they are the brand’s namesake and at the core of the collection. This season they run the gamut from Tommy Red to Nantucket Red, and Windsor Blue to Periwinkle. must-have item The tennis skirt is a fresh, quirky take on a staple American pastime. www.tommy.com
19. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Honeysuckle PANTONE 18-2120Nanette LeporeinspirationFireworks over the Bosporus in Istanbul www.pantone.com/spring2011p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sMulberry, Kumquat, Raspberry, Watermelon,Twig and Mosss i g n a t u re c o l o rMulberry – traditionally a color associated with fall, ittakes on a fresh new dimension in a spring wardrobemust-have itemThis spring is about convertible dressing – jackets thatdouble as shirts, outerwear as light as a dress. www.nanettelepore.com
20. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Coral Rose PANTONE 16-1349Rebecca TaylorinspirationThe combination of multiple colors of wild flowersagainst luxe Green fields www.pantone.com/spring2011p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sHighlighter Lemon, Equestrian Orange, French Blue,Rose Provence and Kelly Greens i g n a t u re c o l o rKelly Green evokes that fresh, feel-good Americanfashion of the ‘70s.must-have itemOur tea-length, smocked-waist skirt, in Kelly Greenof course! www.rebeccataylor.com
21. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Russet PANTONE 18-1235Charlotte RonsoninspirationThe vibrant romance of Spain paired with the minimalistandrogyny of ‘90s grunge www.pantone.com/spring2011p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sTomatina Red, Catalina Ivory, Mediterranean Blue,Minimalist Nude and Spanish Clays i g n a t u re c o l o rCatalina Ivory, Mediterranean Blue and Spanish Clayare the core colors of our collection, with accents ofTomatina Red.must-have itemSpanish floral spaghetti-strap dress with ruffledhandkerchief hemline www.charlotteronson.com
22. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Blue Curacao PANTONE 15-4825Pamella Rolandby Pamella DeVosinspirationThe Greek Isles where these colors take on a www.pantone.com/spring2011magical qualityp ro m i n e n t c o l o r sLively, vibrant colors such as Mediterranean Blue,Bone White and Sunset Oranges i g n a t u re c o l o rMediterranean Blue because it reminds me of the domerooftops in Santorinimust-have itemA draped, one-shoulder printed silk chiffon dress with abraided strap detail – the Mediterranean Blue print isrefreshing for any spring/summer event because it cantake you from day into evening www.pamellaroland.com
23. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Lavender PANTONE 15-3817James Covielloinspiration1950’s garden party www.pantone.com/spring2011p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sGolden Tobacco, Mandarin Nude, Midnight Lavender,Shocking Lime, Bright Fuchsia, Dusty Royals i g n a t u re c o l o rMandarin Nudemust-have itemA floral print skirt in any combination of ourprominent colors www.jamescoviello.com
24. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Silver Cloud PANTONE 15-4502VPLby Victoria BartlettinspirationThe Yellow was an emotional response. The Fake Tan was based www.pantone.com/spring2011on the color of vintage stockings and bad fake tans on women.The Salmon, Tan and Neon Yellow are inspired by ‘30s art, interiorsand pottery – the era that these modern colors were discovered.p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sNeutrals from Vapor Grays through Steel Grays, Camels andBeiges to a very Vibrant Fake Tan, with accents of Neon Yellowand a very ‘50s Salmon Pink; also a warm collection of metalssuch as Steels, Irons, Coppers and Brasses; no bling colorss i g n a t u re c o l o rFake Tan because it embodies the history of VPL – it’s a verywarm intonation that marries all the acids and brights togethermust-have itemThe print pleated dress suspended on a sweatshirt neck – thepleating plays so well with the linear print inspired by Ghada Amer’sartwork www.vplnyc.com
25. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Honeysuckle PANTONE 18-2120ADAMby Adam LippesinspirationA film still of Charlotte Gainsbourg on a Uruguayan ranch www.pantone.com/spring2011p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sWhite, Natural Linen, Lava with Copper and thePalest Peachs i g n a t u re c o l o rWhite is young, fresh, sporty and feminine – theembodiment of the Adam girl.must-have itemThe Lava leather apron dress – it’s the perfect unionof hard and soft www.shopadam.com
26. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Beeswax PANTONE 14 -0941Yoana BaraschiinspirationWinged creatures from earth and beyond, the concept ofmorphing realities and transparency – choosing colors that are www.pantone.com/spring2011saturated and read as bright pastels while maintaining theeffect of light coming throughp ro m i n e n t c o l o r sElfin Yellow and Lavender accompanied by Desert Flower, theperfect mix of Pink and Coral, and Blue Glass, a soft Blue thatgrounds the collection. The color combination we are mostexcited by is the Elfin Yellow with a Cool Gray-like Ash.s i g n a t u re c o l o rElfin Yellow because it is fresh, pure and brings luminosity to thepalette, and Plum Kitten which we have used as a replacement forBlack to allow the collection to retain an airy qualitymust-have itemA Picasso-inspired sailor stripe knit blazer in Shell and Navybrings a whimsical side to any mix while also looking ‘90s WestSide grunge when worn over a leopard or floral print www.yoanabaraschi.com
27. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Regatta PANTONE 18-4039Adrienne Vittadiniby Kristiina Salmineninspiration www.pantone.com/spring2011Water and all of its different shades, from its mountainorigins to its journey to the sea, and all of earth’s vastclimates that affect its colorp ro m i n e n t c o l o r sIndigo Blues, Silver Lake Blues, Sky Blues and CalmTaupes of desert sands to the lively colors of jungleflowers like the Vibrant Orange birds of paradise –they blend in perfect harmonys i g n a t u re c o l o rThe many shades and moods of Bluemust-have itemOur Blue color-blocked water printed dress worn belted –it is so effortlessly chic and looks amazing on everyone www.adriennevittadini.com
28. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Silver Cloud PANTONE 15-4502Ella Mossby Pamela Protzel Scottinspiration www.pantone.com/spring2011Modern bohemia, trend romantics and social gypsiesp ro m i n e n t c o l o r sShades of Coral, Rich Rosebuds and Pastel Peachesmixed with Cool Grays, Earthy Neutrals, delicatelywashed Chambray Blue and Leafy Greenss i g n a t u re c o l o rRosebud – it has a sophisticated playfulness thatfeels freshmust-have itemThe maxi skirt in silk chiffon prints and washed cottonvoiles – this silhouette pairs nicely with loose casual tees www.ellamoss.com
29. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Blue Curacao PANTONE 15-4825Nary ManivonginspirationGoing back to my roots, taking inspiration from myLaotian heritage and the Amish culture I saw growing www.pantone.com/spring2011up in Ohiop ro m i n e n t c o l o r sNude and Sea Foam look organic yet femininemust-have itemOne-shoulder corset wrap dress in Sea Foam, andthe fisherman pants in the diamond print will lookgreat with a Black or Nude strapless wrap corset top www.narymanivong.com
30. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Silver Cloud PANTONE 15-4502Tadashi ShojiinspirationThe paintings of Piero della Francesca and Boticelli,as well as Venetian architecture www.pantone.com/spring2011p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sIce, Marble and Venice, all with cool undertones.We were looking at frescos in Italian paintings andwanted to use watercolors and light icy cool colors.s i g n a t u re c o l o rMarble – a Dusty Gray. It is a color found in manyItalian paintings and architecture.must-have itemSilk chiffon wave ruffle cocktail dress in Ice www.tadashishoji.com
31. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report Beeswax PANTONE 14 -0941 Betsey Johnson inspiration Punk, pretty, picnic! www.pantone.com/spring2011 p ro m i n e n t c o l o r sPhoto: Shannon Sinclair Classic “nautical” believe it or not! – True Red, White and Blue; Classic pastel pretties, à la Jordan almonds and flower brights; Classic punk – Red, White and Black s i g n a t u re c o l o r Shocking Pink – to give a hot punch to everything! must-have item A kiddie romper in Butter-cup Yellow www.betseyjohnson.com
32. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color reportmust havesADAM by Adam Lippes The Lava leather apron Ella Moss by Pamela Protzel Scott Ports 1961 by Fiona Cibani A printeddress – it’s the perfect union of hard and soft The maxi skirt in silk chiffon prints and kaleidoscope jersey draped gown washed cotton voiles – this silhouette pairs representing the spectrum of our color storyAdrienne Vittadini by Kristiina Salminen nicely with loose casual teesOur Blue color-blocked water printed dress Rebecca Minkoff The Rebecca Minkoffworn belted – it is so effortlessly chic and Erin Fetherston A kimono-inspired evening morning-after bag – it’s been a staple inlooks amazing on everyone jacket in a floral print featuring shades of every collection and this year is available in www.pantone.com/spring2011 Mint, Parrot Green, Black and highlights of a Buttery Cream with Navy pipingBadgley Mischka A Sparkly Rose macramé Ivory and Lavender – I like the idea of thiscocktail dress – sophisticated and young piece styled over a little Black mini-dress Rebecca Taylor Our tea-length, smocked- waist skirt, in Kelly Green of course!Betsey Johnson A kiddie romper in James Coviello A floral print skirt in anyButter-cup Yellow combination of our prominent colors Tadashi Shoji Silk chiffon wave ruffle cocktail dress in IceBibhu Mohapatra A cotton/silk short shift Lela Rose A scribble cotton print dressday-to-night dress with cutouts and Beige tulle with a drop-away sleeve that has every Tibi It’s not an item for spring, it’s a head-sleeves in Cerulean Blue is a must! color in a Crayola box to-toe look – an Ochre top with matching Ochre pantCarlos Campos Our button down wrap Monique Lhuillier A shimmery cocktaildress in Rosa dress with ombre sequins Tommy Hilfiger The tennis skirt is a fresh, quirky take on a staple American pastime.Carmen Marc Valvo The little Blue dress Nanette Lepore This spring is about convertible dressing – jackets that double Tracy Reese A classic Tracy Reese silkCatherine Malandrino A watery, long draped blouse in Nudedress or a high-waisted palazzo soft pant as shirts, outerwear as light as a dress.with a basket weave fitted T Nary Manivong One-shoulder corset VPL by Victoria Bartlett The print pleated wrap dress in Sea Foam, and the fisherman dress suspended on a sweatshirt neck –Charlotte Ronson Spanish floral spaghetti- the pleating plays so well with the linearstrap dress with ruffled handkerchief hemline pants in the diamond print will look great with a Black or Nude strapless wrap print inspired by Ghada Amer’s artworkChristian Siriano A breadth of silhouettes corset top Yoana Baraschi A Picasso-inspired sailorincluding flowing wide-legged trousers, safari stripe knit blazer in Shell and Navy bringsshorts, jackets, kimono sleeves, structured Pamella Roland by Pamella DeVos A draped, one-shoulder printed silk chiffon a whimsical side to any mix while alsococktail dresses and light flowing evening gowns looking ‘90s West Side grunge when worn dress with a braided strap detail – theCynthia Steffe by Shaun Kearney A sexy, Mediterranean Blue print is refreshing for over a leopard or floral print.silk laser-cut off-the-shoulder dress in a vibrant any spring/summer event because it canshade of Pink is a modern take on boho! take you from day into evening
33. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color reportWhat geographic location do you feel is currently having the biggest influence onfashion and design? How is this affecting the color palette for spring 2011? Cate Adair Costume Designer, Desperate Housewives CollierStrong Celebrity Make-up Artist It’s not any single geographical location. www.pantone.com/spring2011 In fact, it isn’t a place that you can go to. Or Instead of one specific location, come from. Or even be in. Rather, it’s a place I believe the integration of globalthat is deep inside each and every person, a place that provides the cultures is having the largest impactpulse of our time – the human heart. For where the heart is, there is on fashion, design and color. Through a multitude of mediahope. And in today’s difficult world, hope more than ever is the fuel we sources, our awareness of diversity influences the creativitymust burn to carry on. And more than any city or landscape or physical that is happening around us right now, from Argentina tosurroundings could do, hope still moves us to create beautiful things, India, the Netherlands to Malaysia. So it is our collectiveeven in the face of adversity. appreciation for all cultures that communicates to us a fresh, bright palette of optimism.Spring 2011 fashion will be marked by soft, fluid and romantic accents.Not to recall a bygone era (even though we all take comfort in oldtreasures and what we perceive perhaps as more authentic times), but tospeak to a hopeful future. A future full of the promise that all will be well,if we only seek out the real, simple things in life. And the color palette ofclear, strong pastels mixed with soft, weathered hues and dappled, Simone Legno Chief Creative Officer, Tokidokifiltered shades blushed with light all combine to create a mood that ishonest, clean, bright and, above all, optimistic. I think that Los Angeles and Southern California have become a standard for influencing design, particularly Japan and Colleen Sherin Europe’s contemporary and street wear style. It’s the convergence of the pop and glitter of the Los Angeles lifestyle and the earthy Fashion Director, Saks Fifth Avenue colors of nature around California (the sand and the water) that It is clear that the colors, textiles and cultures of India influence spring 2011’s color palette. The colors reflect a mix of and Africa are inspiring many designers. Earth tones, sexiness and glamour with simplicity, resulting in images of Khakis and Olives, in addition to complementary confidence. Spring 2011 will contain shiny pop colors Vegetable and Berry tones, should be key. mixed with earthy, fresh and watery colors.
34. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report India Hicks Creative Partner, Crabtree & Evelyn EssieWeingarten Founder, Essie Cosmetics, Ltd. Fashion and design trends are a true reflection ofcurrent events. Therefore, it is not surprising to see Paris. It seems an obvious choice, as it is one of a Middle Eastern sensibility accented by a slight the historic centers of fashion, but there was a Grecian influence permeating the runways and showrooms this spring. large move away from the influence of Paris in The favored colors are drawn from nature – sandy hues of Ecru and the ‘90s in favor of the sweeping globalism that transfigured the Sun-weathered Pink are brightened by inky, saturated tones of world. I think there has been an inevitable return to Paris. Paris www.pantone.com/spring2011 Oceanic Blue and Aquamarine to Deep Indigo. means many things to many people, but for me, it is the city of feminine romance! We are seeing Parisian sensibility in everything right now – fashion, LanieList design, literature – you name it. In fact, my spring 2011 collection Chief Merchandising Officer, Iconix Brand Group, Inc. is heavily influenced by French glamour. This spring will blossom in shades of Antique Roses, Pretty Beiges and Alluring Blues. Metallics, 90210! We are loving Donna Martin Southern California once seen as déclassé, are again becoming de rigueur. Fabulous style mixed with some Pretty in Pink. Lola is a big fan yet subtle metallics and iridescents for spring are surprising twists of the ‘80s and Molly Ringwald, so you’ll definitely see on classics, yet still very demure and charming. Springtime issome cute ditsy print dresses in dusty colors like Mauve Chalk. Southern always the time for a beautiful breath of fresh air.California in the late ‘90s was all about pretty sherbet colors, lightwashes,and Black ground prints, which will be all over Material Girl’s spring 2011collection. We have a big color crush on Fusion Coral. Nicole Fischelis Group Vice President /Fashion Director, Macy’s Ken Downing As always during the warmer months, you will see an astounding influence deriving from the Mediterranean region, Fashion Director, Neiman Marcus including the islands of Capri and Ibiza. Spring 2011 is about The exotic locales of Marrakech and rediscovering the harmony of the Blues, Aquas and Greens of the Mediterranean. This Morocco that inspired the bohemian cool color palette resonates with a variety of fabrications, including distressed denim, influences of Yves Saint Laurent in the soft leathers and iridescence in stones and sequins. Escape into the tranquility of‘70s. Hot Corals and Deep Pinks punctuated with Brilliant the islands with vibrant tropical prints, intricately draped dresses and nauticalBlues ignite the carefree spirit of the coming season. inspired pieces. The mood is one of balance, lightness and serenity.
35. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color reportmost colorful city/location in the world and colors associated with it and whyADAM by Adam Lippes Instanbul, hands down. The Deep Cynthia Steffe by Shaun Kearney The Maldives. I wasMustard, Ochre, Sapphire Blue and Emerald Greens are all blown away by the vibrancy of the colors. Above watervery saturated and rich. everything sparkles, and below it’s even more intense – the fish, the coral, the underwater vegetation. The naturalAdrienne Vittadini by Kristiina Salminen Scandinavia. palette there is so inspiring: Sand, Turquoise, Jade,I was inspired by its Blue lakes and beautiful skies. Coral, Sunburst Yellows and Oranges. www.pantone.com/spring2011Badgley Mischka India, especially Mumbai and Goa. Erin Fetherston Guanajuato, Mexico is an incrediblyYou see every color in the rainbow everywhere you look. colorful city. Nearly every house and building is painted in a different tropical color, making the cityscape feelBetsey Johnson New York City. The first burst of flowers like a vibrant mosaic.and greens in Central Park – the Limey Lizard, LusciousGreens, Bubble Gum Pink puffy trees, daffy doses of James Coviello Mumbai, India and all its bright colors –Yellows and Whites. Shocking Lime, Dusty Royal and Bright Fuchsia – remind me of the joy and happiness in the Indian people’s spirit.Bibhu Mohapatra The Indian City of Varanasi (also known asBenares) has colors of passion, warmth and strength. Colors Lela Rose Lima, Peru is one of the most richly colorfulare Vibrant Reds, Fuchsias, Yellows, Blues and Neutrals. cities in the world. Lima is a mixture of Old and New World cultures that meet at varied stages of development. ThereCarlos Campos Brazil. are many different architectural styles such as SpanishCarmen Marc Valvo Barbados. The gorgeous blues of the Baroque, French Neoclassicism and Art Nouveau that,Atlantic coupled with the Aquas of the Caribbean and the when mixed together, make the city an arena of colorcalico prints of Bright Pink and Yellow make for a most and art.beautiful color story. Monique Lhuillier Turkey’s Grand Bazaar – exotic colorsCatherine Malandrino The South of France in the summer – in spices, fabrics and jewelry.a village where art and pottery is created. Nanette Lepore Istanbul, a city sparkling in sun-drenchedCharlotte Ronson Spain. I associate Mediterranean Blue gem tones.and Spanish Clay with its ornate architecture, and TomatinaRed for its lively and spirited people.
36. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color reportmost colorful city/location continuedNary Manivong Laos. The country is represented by amazing Tibi London. The women there have so much fun withjewel tones that are beautiful, rich and organic. the way they dress. I love the whimsical approach to what’s ultimately very sophisticated dressing.Pamella Roland by Pamella DeVos Positano, Italy. I love thebeautiful colors of the flowers, houses and churches against Tommy Hilfiger New York City is incredibly vibrant – thethe breathtaking backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea. Red in the building bricks, the Steel Grays of the high-rises www.pantone.com/spring2011 and the lush Kelly Greens of Central Park.Peter Som Jaipur. The bold saturation of Bold Pinks,Yellows and Oranges are both dreamlike and powerful. Tracy Reese India. Its bright shades of Red, Pink and Turquoise play off of Rich Rusts, Yellows and Oranges.Ports 1961 by Fiona Cibani The majestic landscape and The color inspiration found in India is endless.allure of White deserts. A humbling array of earth and skynotes creating an ombré of colors between dusk and dawn is VPL by Victoria Bartlett Kenya and all the prints fromthe most colorful location in the world. Muted colors of the the Masai Mara. I’m very inspired by African prints, thelandscape are paired with Gold and Silver sold alongside rich overlays and color combinations. I find their use of colorsspice hues of opulent bazaars. extremely modern.Rebecca Minkoff The Grand Bazaar in Turkey. It covers 58 Yoana Baraschi Rajasthan, India. You can almost imaginestreets and is full of spices, food, jewelry and leather goods. the nomad tribes adorned in Pinks, Corals, TurquoisesI was instantly drawn to the brightly colored spices and teas, and Yellows entering the Pink City (Jaipur) – an explosionwhich is from where the Burnt Oranges, Deep Yellows and of maximum spectrum colors under the brightest sun I know.Warm Nudes of the collection are derived.Rebecca Taylor Wellington, New Zealand. There is so muchbeautiful countryside and the landscape is such a vibrantshade of Green.Tadashi Shoji Venice, Italy. The soft dusty colors of thelandscape were appropriate for the upcoming season. The PaleBlues and Soft Taupes give a feeling of romance and eleganceoften found in Italian paintings and architectural elements.
37. Style. It’s not what you do. It’s how you do it. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color reportBuying groceries. Paying the dry cleaner. Getting Sparky groomed for thedog show. Whatever you’re buying, now you can do it in style with thenew PANTONE Visa® Platinum Rewards Card.Are you a dynamic Firecracker? Or more of a spiritual Lavender?The PANTONE Visa Platinum Rewards Card comes in five excitinghues – hot new fashion colors right off the runways – featured in www.pantone.com/spring2011the PANTONE Fashion Color Report for Spring 2011. One of thesecolorful cards is bound to express your inner fashionista!trustworthy, noble, generousPANTONE 18-4039 Regattasensuous, tender, invitingPANTONE 15-4825 Blue Curacaowarm, sincere, generousPANTONE 14-0941 Beeswaxcheerful, dynamic, tuned inPANTONE 16-1452 Firecrackerinsightful, intuitive, spiritualPANTONE 15-3817 LavenderThe PANTONE Visa Platinum RewardsCard comes with benefits like no annualfee, a low introductory APR, 24/7 customerservice, travel insurance and more. Plususing your PANTONE Visa Card can earnyou rewards including free and discounted travel to global destinations,great merchandise, tickets to top sporting events and theatrical attractions– and the list goes on and on.So, whether you’re just paying bills or stepping into your stilettos for a night out,Apply today – and shop in style!don’t just make a purchase, make a statement with the PANTONE Visa Platinum Rewards Card.
38. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color reportKick Back in PantoneInspired Style: PANTONEHOTEL Opens in Brussels www.pantone.com/spring2011World travel often serves as inspiration for design,and this season we asked designers to dig deep intotheir travel journals to tell us which city or location theyconsider the most colorful in the world. Designersresponded with many rich, vibrant color stories –from distant lands like Turkey, India and Morocco,to places that are a bit closer to home, like New Yorkand Los Angeles.Pantone is inspired by travel as well, and recentlyannounced the opening of the first PANTONE HOTELin Brussels, a city rich in design. Located nearAvenue Louise, a bustling shopping district dottedwith designer boutiques, the PANTONE HOTEL isperfect for travelers who like their lodgings to bestylish and comfortable. The HOTEL boasts a chic,colorful design with each floor highlighting a specificPANTONE Color. Guests can relax and enjoy a color-themed cocktail in the PANTONE BAR or take inBrussels’ architecture from the rooftop patio.For more information, go to www.pantonehotel.com.
39. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color report PANTONE FASHION+HOME SMART Color System Design continues to take place closer and closer to the season. Don’t let your ideas get left behind on the studio floor. With an international distribution network, a wider variety of material formats, local language technical support, digital data and affordable product pricing, PANTONE FASHION + HOME helps you get your color right – and get it right now – across materials, across markets and across the globe. www.pantone.com/fashion+home www.pantone.com/spring2011 Pantone Honors Color Innovation Pantone joins the inaugural WGSN Global Fashion Awards event on November 10 in New York City. Pantone will present two Special Color Awards – one to a designer and one to a retailer whose use of color is always surprising and sets the agenda for the season’s palette time and time again. For an update, go to: ww.globalfashionawards.comhandbagdesigner101.comCongratulations to the winners of the 2010Independent Handbag Designer Awards™ presented by InStyle magazine. Morethan 900 entrants worldwide competed for awards in eight categories – fromMost Innovative Handbag Inspired by MARK to Best Use of CRYSTALLIZED™Swarovski Elements. Read about the winning designs and the artists whocreated them: www.handbagdesigner101.com/winners_2010Welcome Beautystreams! We want to welcome our mostrecent partner, beautystreams.com, a new online trend source providing productdevelopment and marketing professionals in the beauty and packaging industrywith the relevant market information needed to identify and act upon emergingtrends in the beauty industry. www.beautystreams.com
40. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SEPTEMBER 9 – 16, 2010 PANTONE fashion color reportwww.pantone.com/spring 2011 Honeysuckle Russet Coral Rose Regatta Peapod Blue Curacao Beeswax Lavender Silver Peony Silver Cloud PANTONE 18-2120 PANTONE 18-1235 PANTONE 16-1349 PANTONE 18-4039 PANTONE 14-6324 PANTONE 15-4825 PANTONE 14 -0941 PANTONE 15-3817 PANTONE 12-1206 PANTONE 15-4502 CMYK 4-75-24-0 CMYK 44-67-76-9 CMYK 0-63-86-0 CMYK 73-28-0-0 CMYK 56-0-51-0 CMYK 63-0-22-0 CMYK 0-30-78-0 CMYK 33-32-0-0 CMYK 3-13-15-0 CMYK 25-19-23-0 GOE 26-2-4 GOE 21-4-3 GOE 19-1-4 GOE 83-1-3 GOE 124-1-2 GOE 98-1-3 GOE 9-1-3 GOE 56-1-2 GOE 13-4-1 GOE 158-1-1 PLUS 205 PLUS 876 PLUS 1645 PLUS 660 PLUS 7723 PLUS 3115 PLUS 157 PLUS 522 PLUS 7604 PLUS warm gray 3 www.pantone.com/spring2011The PANTONE PLUS SERIES for multimedia myPANTONE™ for the iPhone®graphics is an enhancement and replacement of our flagship Lela Rose’s spring 2011 collection wasPANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®. The new PLUS SERIES inspired by “the richly woven Peruvianretains all the classic colors of the PANTONE MATCHING textiles in Lima, Peru” while Rebecca TaylorSYSTEM while building on its legendary success with exciting got her inspiration from “wild flowersnew colors and features. With 224 new market-proven solids, against luxe Green fields.” Love fashion300 new dazzling, durable PREMIUM METALLICS and 42 hot and color? Constantly finding inspirationnew NEON colors – plus exciting new color tools and robust on the go like your favorite designers?software – the PLUS SERIES provides almost unlimitedcreative options to today’s color professionals. Then the myPANTONE Application for the iPhone is for you!The PANTONE Goe™ System The PANTONE GoeSystem is a color inspiration and specification system for the myPANTONE takes advantage of thegraphic arts industry, including 2,058 new PANTONE Colors, iPhone’s built-in camera to let color loversplus modern tools and interactive software for multimedia capture whatever inspires them – fromcolor reproduction. architecture and street scenes to fashion and nature. Colors can be extracted fromFor more information on these any photo on the iPhone and then matchedand other PANTONE Products, visit to the closest PANTONE Colors.www.pantone.com. myPANTONE puts the power of the entirePANTONE Fashion Color Report, Volume 34, September 2010. Pantone LLC, 590 Commerce Blvd., PANTONE Color Library in your pocket,Carlstadt, NJ 07072-3098 Tel: 201.935.5500. PANTONE Colors displayed here may not matchPANTONE-identified standards. Consult current PANTONE FASHION + HOME Color System publications enabling anyone to capture, create andfor accurate color. PANTONE® and other Pantone LLC trademarks are the property of Pantone LLC. share PANTONE® Color Palettes whereverPantone LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated. All other trademarks are the propertyof their respective owners. © Pantone LLC, 2010. All rights reserved. Design by John De Francesco. and whenever they find inspiration.