The Colour Story for Spring 2018

In an attempt to recap all things fashion, I will be sharing a series of posts, highlighting colour trends for Spring 2018.   My first post of this series was shared this week (https://umsuhailsblog.com/2017/12/26/2018-fashion-trends/

I hope you will enjoy this series.

So today I share what should have been my first post of the series, however all the excitement about the colours got my fingers clicking away….:)

Colour Palette for Spring 2018

Each season the team at the Pantone Color Institute creates the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report; a color overview highlighting the top colors fashion designers showcasing at London Fashion Week,  featured in their collections for the upcoming season. With color on the catwalk a key indicator of the color stories which inevitably follows across all areas of design, the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report is your easily accessible guide to the season’s most important color trends.

This is what Laurie Pressman from the Pantone Colour Institute had to say in her article about the Spring 2018 colour trends.

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Click on he link for the full story https://www.pantone.com/fashion-color-trend-report-london-spring-2018

Underscoring colors continued influence when it comes to trend, the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report London Fashion Week Spring 2018 features the top 12 colors for men’s and women’s fashion. Celebrating exploration, experimentation and the consumers desire to mix, blend and create the unexpected, the Spring 2018 palette showcases the unique nuances of color expression for the London market. The report also includes 4 core classics. Transcending seasons and providing a foundation to any wardrobe, these core shades can be built upon in tonal stories or amplified with contrasting hues to create a new level of energy for the Spring 2018 season.

The desire for colorful self-expression is a key take away for Spring 2018. Similar to observations made by Pantone Color Institute’s Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman in our NY PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report, designers for the UK market are comparably responding to the consumer’s growing appetite for flexibility in color expression by introducing more unusual colors and color stories in their collections for Spring 2018. Overall there is a feeling of optimism and confidence driving a new vitality into fashion trends.

Unique shades for the London runway convey themes of energy, sophistication and serenity. There are multi-dimensional and grounded hues, while others exude a vibrant breath of fresh air. The color story is wildly divergent and we see a kaleidoscopic bounty of uplifting shades and feel-good tones. That doesn’t mean that we don’t continue to look for more neutral or classic shades. Whether on their own or providing the landscape for complex color mixes, core basics are an essential for any season.

Along with this recognized freedom to explore and experiment with more color, fashion, and the people who interact with it, no longer want to feel limited by traditional color guidelines. Gender and seasonal borders continue to be non-issues when it comes to color. Untypical spring shades that make for complex and original combinations, communicates the consumer’s desire to experiment with color all year round without any restrictions. The color story for Spring 2018 is a perfect reflection of this new sentiment.

About the Spring 2018 Top 12 Color Palette

The Spring 2018 palette encourages a sense of fun and playful release. With an air of complexity and distinctiveness, we find ourselves in a sanctuary of color that is ideal for some more unique and dramatic color mixing.

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About the Spring 2018 Classic Color Palette

For many consumers, classic color is the mainstay of the wardrobe and the foundational core upon which they start building their own personal style. The core classic shades play a critical role in any wardrobe, and we wanted to highlight the nuance of these classic colors for the spring 2018 season.Screen Shot 2017-12-28 at 11.09.45 AM.png

Read the full story by @lauriepressman on https://www.pantone.com/fashion-color-trend-report-london-spring-2018

And….

The Colour of the year 2018 – Ultra Violet – Pantone 18-3838

Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.

“A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”

For more info on the colour of the year 2018 https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2018

 

Clearly colours and “moodboarding” are one of my favourite things to do, so I have created a collage of moodboards with some of the trending colours for spring 2018

 

I hope that you’re enjoying the colour story, why not submit your colour story board and have it featured on my blog?

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A South African currently living and working in Qatar always striving to contribute towards the “change” where emails will be short, love letters brave and every “thank you” note be hand written! As I move through life, I want to share my experiences - the interesting places I am so fortunate to visit, the amazing people I meet and the profound moments I am blessed with. When I am not working, you can find me watching Pretty Woman or Devdas for the 101th time, I watch obscene amounts of television without a trace of shame, surf the net, visit main stream or boutique hotels, restaurants and street food vendors, specialized coffee shops or the local karak drive through stores, High end stores to 5Riyal stores, Home Interior Stores or drive aimlessly looking for inspiration for my next post, the ultimate photo opportunity or simply write about what captures my imagination.

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