September 12, 2017
Pantone Color Institute releases spring 2018 Fashion Color Trend Report for New York Fashion Week
Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced the PANTONE® Fashion Color Trend Report Spring 2018 edition for New York Fashion Week. Published for the fashion industry by the Pantone Color Institute, a trend forecasting and color consultancy, the report features the top colors we can expect to see from fashion designers on the runway for the upcoming spring collections.
With the use of color gaining in importance, the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report Spring 2018 edition features the top 12 colors for men’s and women’s fashion, highlighting a more multi-faceted color story that expands the opportunity for self-expression. For the first time this year, the report also includes four classic colors, which transcend seasons and provide structure to any wardrobe.
“As consumers continue to embrace color, designers are recognizing the need to show more color in their collections.” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “In order to reflect the consumers’ ongoing fascination with color, we broadened the direction for Spring 2018 to show where hues are headed by including 12 outstanding call out colors as well as four spring classics.”
Along with this recognized freedom to explore and experiment with more color, experts at the Pantone Color Institute note that fashion, and the people who interact with it, no longer want to limit themselves by following traditional color guidelines. Untypical spring shades that make for complex and original combinations expand the opportunity for self-expression and communicate the consumer desire to experiment with color all year round. The palette for Spring 2018 is a perfect reflection of this new sentiment.
About the Spring 2018 NYFW Color Palette:
“The color palette showcases an appreciation for the complexity and distinctiveness of color and the expression of it, which is something that evolves and can be played with,” said Eiseman. “Consumers need more variety, and this expanded palette embraces the lack of gender and seasonal borders we are seeing within the fashion industry.”
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. “We want to reflect consumers’ increased desire for color, and felt that if we included these core basics into our top color call outs, we would be forced to limit the number of colors we thought deserved special attention,” said Eiseman. “At the same time, the core classic shades play a critical role in any wardrobe, and we also want to highlight the nuance of these classic colors for the spring 2018 season.”