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11 Jan

Do you want to know the colours you will be wearing come spring time?

Well I can do one better! With the undying love for Pantone, the worldwide authority on colour, I can tell you EXACTLY what colours and shades you will be wearing.

Spring Summer is always a nod to foreign lands with consumers wanting to wear tropical colours to add brightness into their damp days. This season saw designers in all four Fashion Capitals using intriguing colour combinations in their collections – so be prepared!

First we have the flirtatious Honeysuckle colour, a perfect post-winter pick-me-up. From Issa to Nicole Fahri and Mark Fast this playful pink palette was featured everywhere. It didn’t stop there with this feel-good hue finding its way into the cosmetics. Christian Dior, Jil Sander and Fendi all showcased bold pink on lips and eyes.

For sophisticated orange its all about Coral rose. Always the darling spring summer shade the deep colour suits every skin tone. Betsey Johnson went down a honeyed yellow route with Beeswax where she was joined by Matthew Williamson, Michael Kors and Diane von Furstenberg. A firm favourite with florals.

Tommy Hilfiger stuck to what he knows with Regatta, a vibrant way to add zest into your wardrobe. Versace, Burberry Porsum and Roksanda Ilincic all headed for the blue hue too. Paying homage to the Pantone 2010 Colour of the Year (Turquoise) tropical Blue Curacao was seen in London at Mark Fast and Christopher Kane while Peter Pilotto decided to use all blues.

Romantic and fanciful Lavender was on hand for the designers who didn’t want to take the plunge this season. Seen a lot in Paris and Milan this muted palette subtly took consumers into Spring Summer. Being a huge colour for cosmetics too, this shade cropped up at Roksanda Illicic and Etro.

Adding an organic element into the palette the yellow-green Peapod was used. A similar colour to new bean sprouts this colour reminded everyone of what Spring is all about. Teamed with the trans-seasonal neutrals of ethereal Silver Peony, deep Russet and Silver Cloud, these nude hues are the quintessential colours that consumers can rely upon to coordinate with their wardrobe. Used on the Samantha Ronson, Alberta Ferretti and YSL catwalks these nude colours will be basis for everything.

For more information on the Spring Summer 2011 colours according to Pantone – click here.


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