FASHION COLOR TRENDS FOR FALL 2021
Straight from Pantone courtesy of WWD come the most anticipated True Fashionista color trends to know about this fall. Thanks to vaccines, there is an undeniable air of hope and optimism abounding for ‘21, and fashion is happy to reflect it in street style and more. Back in December, as Layla Lichi reported, Pantone revealed that Illuminating — a bright yellow hue — and Ultimate Gray are its 2021 Colors of the Year, as both represent unity, stability and hope. Perhaps Pantone Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman put it best, “When the gray clouds disperse, we see the sunshine.” Aside from these two, several energetic colors stood out on the Fall ’21 runways, like a denim, close to sky-looking blue, gorgeous greens, a proper brown in outerwear, fiery reds and luscious auburns and comforting beiges.
Designers like Norma Kamali and Derek Lam are going back to basics, featuring Ultimate Grey for a number of updated sweatsuit styles. Other creators have applied the hue for suits and suit wear-inspired pieces, like a three-quarter sleeve suit jacket and matching capri pants by Veronica Beard and a long-sleeved gray plaid dress by Tanya Taylor. At Fall FW, designer LaQuan Smith’s True Fashionista designs of classic American sportswear sophistication were on full display with a metallic one-piece ultimate grey swimsuit. Several of his pieces, in fact, showed off the hot Pantone hue. Similarly, yet of course in her own right, Isabel Marant’s ready to wear fall collection includes ultimate grey pieces mixed with blacks, purples and the occasional print.
For fall specifically, Pantone put together a collection of bolder color predictions, and designers are all over it. Ulla Johnson debuted a prairie-inspired dress in a bright red hue named Fire Whirl; a knitted dress in the herbal brown color, Root Beer; and a suede coat with embellished shoulders in the vibrant green hue apply named Leprechaun, all happening on the largely virtual New York Fashion Week runway.
Further details from Pantone Color Institute experts for NYFW also point to colors for Autumn/Winter 2021/2022 that emphasize our desire for a versatile range of palettes that embrace and accommodate the various possibilities of our continued somewhat sheltered lifestyle. These True Fashionista colors encourage personal expression, be it sensible or quirky, as well as those that embrace a rainbow of hope and joyfulness as times move thankfully away from all things pandemic.
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, confirmed this theory of color property to writer Laurie Pressman in February, “Offering a range of pragmatic hues infused with vivifying bright pops, colors for Autumn/Winter 2021/2022 offer a plethora of possibilities that support our lifestyle of continual reinvention and convey a promise of reemergence.”
Pantone has also crafted their True Fashionista color collection descriptions themselves to uplift the soul, ranging from Fuchsia Fedora, a “flirtatious, bold pink with allure” to Rhodonite’s “balancing blue-based purple that aids in achieving one’s highest potential”. Just scanning the descriptions alone can help to encourage one that better things are on the way.
Brands to look for that are utilizing these hues to their fullest potential this fall include up and coming designers like Maisie Wilen and PH5. Jonathan Simkhai and Bevza are adding cutouts to their looks, moving past the shoulder to an array of areas like mid-torso and upper chest, to be found in the aforementioned colors and more. True fashionista puffer coats are sticking around, becoming a tad puffier for fall and whatever the winter may have in store for us. Plenty of designers from Marina Moscone to Claudia Li are all on board for this one, showing quilted puffer coats in their fall ’21 collections that range from understated to crystal-embellished.
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