Pantone Releases It’s Fashion Color Report for 2017

This New York Fashion Week, Pantone’s Fashion Color Report got a whole new look.

Catering to the changing schedule of runway shows, with many designers showing “see-now, buy-now” collections as opposed to a traditional long lead production calendar, the semi-annual report was released post-fashion week and announced the top 10 trending colors in fashion, jewelry and accessories as seen on the runways. The report was compiled by Pantone reviewing runway shows each day during fashion week and identifying prominent collection colors, palettes and stories.

“One of the things that we saw this year, was a renewed sense of imagination in which color was appearing in context that was different than the traditional,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature, our Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling. From the warmth of sunny days with PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow to the invigorating feeling of breathing fresh mountain air with PANTONE 18-0107 Kale and the desire to escape to pristine waters with PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise, designers applied color in playful, yet thoughtful and precise combinations to fully capture the promises, hope and transformation that we yearn for each Spring.”

Pantone worked with the CFDA to announce color trends in real time, as they were happening during fashion week.

PANTONE 17-2034

Pink Yarrow

Tropical and festive, Pink Yarrow is a whimsical, unignorable hue that tempts and tantalizes. Bold, attention getting and tempestuous, the lively Pink Yarrow is a captivating and stimulating color that lifts spirits and gets the adrenaline going.

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Written by Christine Galasso

The Founder

Making Peace With Pink, Spring Fashion’s Biggest Trend

ORDINARILY, WHEN designers rally around a color, there’s little to report beyond the news that cerulean blue or dove gray or what-have-you is the new black. When that color is pink, a hue with more baggage than the arrivals terminals at JFK airport, things get more complicated. For some women, pink is simply pretty, a flattering shade that brings color to the cheeks, but for others, pink is forever mired in saccharine depictions of stereotypical girliness. For still others, it’s a postmodern feminist statement, a color whose inescapable gender associations can be radicalized. Whatever your feelings about the shade, prepare to see a lot of it this spring: On this season’s runways, pink predominated.

As befits a hue with mille-feuille layers of meaning, designers’ interpretations varied considerably. At Michael Kors Collection, where the models strode out to Rufus Wainwright singing “Get Happy,” it had a brisk, All-American feel, exemplified by a cheery azalea trench coat. Things were equally upbeat at J. Crew, where a sheer, pale pink top was layered over a similarly hued gingham shirt. At Valentino, pink was lush and romantic, with intricate appliqués and historical references. At Bottega Veneta, a geranium-hued leather dress had a don’t mess-with-me mien. And at Marc Jacobs , a bubblegum-and-silver ruffled minidress was ready for a rave.

The thread that connected these various takes on the supposedly tender hue was a lack of pink’s traditional sweetness. That’s because in the 21st century, the color is most often employed ironically, said Dr. Valerie Steele , the director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, which is planning an exhibition on pink next year: “It plays with the idea of femininity and prettiness. It’s not straight-on pink.”

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