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August 26th, 2010

Fall and Winter 2011/2012 Color Trends

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For the fashion world, the month of August is a very busy and hectic month. Not only is  there one month until fashion week, but August is also when all the fabric designers and the fashion forecasters get together and have their Fall/Winter Color Trend and Textile design show. This year, The Direction by Indigo International Exhibition of Creative Textile Design Show was held August 3 & 4 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

The color trends for Fall and Winter 2011/2012 were not the typical gloomy colors. Grey is out and the gloom is gone! Now is the time for LIVE colors to shine through.

The color ranges for women were filled with neutrals like maroon camel and caramels; mid-tones colors likes purple orange and red; and vivid hues like gold teal and turquoise.

For 2011, men are encouraged to explore more vibrant colors and harmonies. Men’s neutrals were filled with blue, perry, and camel; mid-tones were filled with orange, navy, and chocolate; and vivid hues filled with yellow, teal, and blue.

It is not about a key color, but more about the combination. Less attention on the single and be  encouraged to focus on the color harmonies. Mix colors and textures. Color blocking is essential and thinking outside the normal color combination will be your best bet.

Try mixing purple and gray, maroon and cooper, orange and gold instead of your normal gloomy fall colors. Have fun with the array of colors that fashion has to offer. The trends vary from 2010, with the new focus revolving sround expressing oneself through art.


About the Author

Keshia Ellis
Keshia Ellis is a wardrobe stylist, designer, and writer with clients in both Atlanta and New York City. She currently resides in Atlanta but was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Keshia's main focus is to spread knowledge about fashion and her main goal is to help people bring out their inner style.




 
 

 
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8 Comments


  1. Colour Trend is great………………………….!


  2. color trend is great.


  3. Keshia, thank you so much for the information!!


  4. Love it!!! Looking forward to explore… Cheers to LIVE and cheerful colors and safisticated combinations of a season!


  5. Fashion designer in Miami for over 25 years. Work with manufactors,movies and private clients. The information was good. As designers we receive information about a year before the public views it.


  6. Thank you for this great useful info. I am all for exquisite color combo. I am glad the gloomy greys can be be prepped up with a bright palette!


  7. Love it!!! Looking forward to explore… Cheers to LIVE and cheerful colors and safisticated combinations of a season!


  8. The color ranges for women were filled with neutrals like maroon camel and caramels; mid-tones colors likes purple orange and red; and vivid hues like gold teal and turquoise.



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