in shades of vibrant Fiesta red and rich Snorkel
Blue, two of Pantone's popular color picks for
spring 2016, are seen on the runway in the Noon by
Noor spring 2016 show at New York Fashion Week.
YORK ó South-of-the-border culture, a calm sensibility
and blurred gender lines are just a few of the
inspirations behind Pantoneís top color picks for
the industryís authority on all things color, released
its biannual trend report in time for New York Fashion
Week, which continues through Thursday across the city.
anticipated hues for spring 2016 include: Rose Quartz,
Peach Echo, Serenity (a soft blue), Snorkel blue (a rich
blue), Buttercup yellow, Limpet Shell aqua, Fiesta (a
fiery, yellow-based red), Iced Coffee and Green Flash.
this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place
where we feel free to express a wittier version of our
real selves," Pantone Color Institute executive
director Leatrice Eiseman said in a statement.
"With our culture still surrounded by so much
uncertainty, we are continuing to yearn for those softer
shades that offer a sense of calm and relaxation."
of these color choices are nods to natureís renewal,
but Pantone also notes Cubaís resurgence as a global
destination as a key influencer behind some of the
reportís more vibrant color combinations.
Pantone typically releases picks for men and women, the
spring 2016 colors are dubbed a "unisex
are truly no perceivable distinctions in color choices
between menís and womenís collections, both of which
focus on a desire to breathe and reflect, then
play," the report states.
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