In anticipation of Australasian retailers introducing their Autumn/Winter '15 Collections (some are arriving now), we take a look at the key colours from the Northern Hemisphere for the season. Colours are either tone on tone (similar shades, similar colours) or contrasting colours.
Chosen by Pantone, industry leaders in colour matching systems, the 'Colour for 2015' is Marsala, a brownish-reddish colour much like the colour of wine. Not just reserved for clothing but influential in interiors too. It's a fabulous colour in its own right but also looks delicious paired with turquoise, aqua, black, neutrals, charcoal, steely blues and greens, gold, honey, even a pop of orange or hot pink.
Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Saab
I really like this colour combination...
Neutrals were big. Tone on tone, introducing different textures for interest. Winter White (creamy, soft white) was key to this.
Chloe, Nina Ricci, unknown.
Helmut Lang, Victoria Beckham, BCBG Max Azria
Keeping with the light colour theme, winter pastels were introduced last season and continue - cool mint, soft blues, pinks. BLUSH (soft pink) is a key statement and looks great mixed with navy, charcoal and browns.
Gucci, unknown, Gucci
Dusky Pink, again, another colour that started to make its way into last season's collections. Dusky Pink is a delicious colour and looks amazing teamed with brown. Other great combinations include navy, orange (ooh la la), winter white, black.
Gucci, Gucci, Chloe
There's a real blue theme coming through this season, but navy is definitely a firm favourite. It's a fabulous alternative to black - great for our Warm and Cool coloured girls who are better off minimising black in their wardrobes. Navy is a very flattering colour. It's a great complement to bright bold colours like orange and hot pink, but also balances well with more subtle colours like Winter Pastels.
Oh, and your mother may have told you never to mix Navy with Black. That was then... mix them big time now.
Peter Som, Balenciaga, Tory Burch
Like Navy, dark chocolate is a fabulous alternative to black and is bang on brief for our Warm Colour Palette girls. Team it up with Dusky Pink, lighter browns like caramel or mustards, greens and other earthy shades, Winter Pastels like ice blue (yum) or blush, khaki, aubergine (purple) and marsala.
And we're not just talking dark brown, think caramel, mustard, gold, honey, beige, nude..., in fact, think 70's and you're bang on.
Gucci, Celine, Max Mara
Over the coming weeks we'll share the key style directions as they hit the stores in Australasia.
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