Considering many places have just emerged from the last of winter's snow, it's tough thinking about fall already--unless, of course, you're talking fashion. Autumn/Winter 2010 ready-to-wear collections debuted last month. And right at the top of the four major fashion weeks, the color experts at Pantone Color Institute released the Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2010, an interactive online report combining Pantone's top 10 colors for the season with illustrative designer sketches.
The good news for the stylishly minded is the 10 colors for the coming season are a close offshoot of those presented in Pantone's Spring 2010 report.
"Mindful of consumers' need for practicality, plus their desire for newness, designers offer many options for women to extend and embellish their wardrobes this fall," said Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone executive director. "Building on the color palette from spring, this season's offerings include innovative takes on fundamental basics, as well as transporting, lively colors that conjure images of travel and adventure, whether real or aspirational."
Pantone's report presents three designer sketches for each of the 10 colors; today, we're taking a look at one of each, along with the inspirational takes on each of the colors members right here at COLOURlovers have conjured.
Header sketch by Lela Rose for Pantone.