Every season at the beginning of fashion week, Pantone releases its predictions of what 10 shades will be the most popular on the runways. The feeling for spring? Practical colors, particularly nautical-inspired blues, and Pop Art-inspired shades, such as pale lemon and chartreuse green, are going to be big news. Here’s the full spectrum for spring 2013… Taking Tangerine Tango‘s place as the “It” color of the season is Monaco Blue, which the Pantone Color Institutes’’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, touted for its picturesque-meets-practical qualities in an interview with WWD. “There is sort of a stop-the-world-I-want-to-get-off feeling. People want dependably stable colors,” Eiseman said. Which of these spring 2013 hues do you hope to see become a big color trend on the runways this week? Which one would you be most likely to wear?
Taking cues from the great masters, sepia tones of old Hollywood, Chinese opera, cityscapes and countryside, designers are paying close attention to texture, contrast and color for fall 2011 – pairing menswear with feminine twists, warm prints with cool metals, incorporating both old and new influences, and creating an intriguing balance between colors.
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