Thursday, November 5, 2009


I have established this space as a resource for my Brownsville Prep Fashion Design Enrichment Class. We will be making clothing collages as our final project, but in the meantime we'll be in engaged as trend reporters/ inspiration hunters. Let's begin our investigation with COLOR...

PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2010 features the top 10 colors for women's fashion for spring 2010, along with designer sketches, quotes and headshots, and is available free-of-charge. The release of the PANTONE Fashion Color Report coincides with the beginning of New York Fashion Week.

"Now more than ever, women are vigilant when it comes to spending," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "Instead of reinventing their wardrobe at the start of each season, consumers want pieces to complement what they already own. Pairing a bold color with a basic piece or freshening up their look with bright accents addresses the need for practicality, as well as fun." In addition to designer contributions, this season's report also features commentary from fashion insiders and retail standouts regarding the current consumer consciousness toward fashion. ndustry gurus highlighted in the report include Nina Garcia, fashion director at Marie Claire and judge on Lifetime's "Project Runway," Clinton Kelly, co-host of TLC's "What Not to Wear," and India Hicks, creative partner at Crabtree & Evelyn. Contributors from Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's and Links of London also weigh in from a retailer's perspective.

According to this season's report, vibrant brights add a sense of excitement to the palette, especially when set against practical neutrals that provide a safety net for cautious consumers.

Spring and summer naturally evoke feelings of calm ocean waters and tranquil beach vacations in cool, vibrant, tropical Turquoise. This soothing hue from the blue-green family conjures feelings of escape, especially when paired with Amparo Blue. With more warmth than the typical spring navy, this particular shade of blue is extremely appealing because of its brighter, more energetic attitude. Like the scent of a blossoming flower, Violet lends a romantic air to the warm-weather palette. This intriguing purplish hue is a distinctive addition to any wardrobe.

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