Each season, Pantone surveys the designers of New York Fashion Week to identify the 10 most directional colours. Above is the colour-palette for the upcoming season.
In the fashion colour report of fall 2009, Leatrice Eiseman, the Exec. Dir. of Pantone Color Institute, states that the fall 2009 palette is more unique and thoughtful than the typical autumnal hues of years past. This season, designers recognize the desire for fundamental basics that speak to current economic conditions.
Personally, I like both this season’s colours and their names. A favourite is Burnt Sienna, the reminiscent of an autumn sunset, that has a warm tone and is spicy in an earthy way. Same with Honey Yellow, it’s warm and down-to-earth yet golden and expressive. The Creme brûlée, a grayed-down beige colour, has a gorgeous light caramel feel.
According to the report, Iron serves as the “new black”. It’s strong yet understated, neither gray nor brown, and coordinates well with all colours in the palette. Very welcome, autumn colours!