Monday, March 7, 2011

School Post #5: Color Trends

While researching Spring color trends, I was perplexed by this image (right) I found on WGSN of a detail from Yan Shilin's
'Empty Sofa'; the fashion forecasting site described the image's color focus as "bruised pastels on a neutral base highlighted
with toxic brights". I instantly fell in love with this palette - what a beautifully haunting interpretation of such a delicate color story. 
As I continued following this color trend, I discovered J.Crew's Spring 2011 lookbook completely embodied these hues with blush tones,
muted corals, honeysuckle, and dusty yellows. These shades were also evident on many Spring 2011 runways including Cacharel, Carven,
Antonio Berardi, and Dennis Basso. It won't be long before these tones trickle from the runways to the sidewalks!

From left: J.Crew Spring 2011 lookbook, 'Empty Sofa' by Yan Shilin (Source: WGSN), Pantone colors Biscotti, Custard, Lobster Bisque, and Hot coral.


  1. wow this shades are really cool i felt in love with them

  2. i knew that was jcrew right away, i invest enough money in their stores to spot it right away haha. i want that last outfit on the right! i can imagine running to class in it once winter finally finallyyyy stops clinging around

  3. such a great collage...perfect color palette.
    thanks for sharing!

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  4. I like those colors for spring, those pastel pink pants are so cute! :)

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  5. The yellow short is so cute!
    I'm in love with the color trend!!


  6. I like the pastels. Those outfits are amazing!

  7. love the yellow shorts & that weaved lilac sweater! so pretty and fit for spring!

  8. I love this color combo! Pastels are going to be the neutrals of spring. Very cool picture of the head- I love that you got your inspiration from that.

    Lizzy H.

  9. wow, what beautiful colours!
    such interesting colour inspiration!


  10. Great photo to use. Muted palettes have always been my favorite. The yellow shorts, pink cropped pants, and def the white dress need to find their way into my closet. :]

  11. That description does not sound appealing at all but one look at the lineup and I'm in love!! Is it spring yet?! Can't wait to put the pony up and rock the newly bruised pastels!


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  12. Love the colors you chose! i am in love with the dusty roses and bright yellows