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Colour Trends for Autumn Winter '15

by Lisa Lyford
Colour Trends for Autumn Winter '15

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.


Gorgeous Me Autumn Winter '15 Colour Trends - Marsala

Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Saab


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Neutrals were big. Tone on tone, introducing different textures for interest. Winter White (creamy, soft white) was key to this.


Gorgeous Me Autumn Winter '15 Colour Trends - Neutrals

Chloe, Nina Ricci, unknown.


Winter White

Gorgeous Me Autumn Winter '15 Colour Trends - Winter White

Helmut Lang, Victoria Beckham, BCBG Max Azria



winter pastels.


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.


Gorgeous Me Autumn Winter '15 Colour Trends - Winter Pastels

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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.

Gorgeous Me Autumn Winter '15 Colour Trends - Dusky Pink

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.


Gorgeous Me Autumn Winter '15 Colour Trends - Navy

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.


Gorgeous Me Autumn Winter '15 Colour Trends - Browns

Gucci, Celine, Max Mara



Over the coming weeks we'll share the key style directions as they hit the stores in Australasia.










All images are courtesy of Pinterest, with primary sources from Vogue, Elle & You can see more trends on Gorgeous Me's Pinterest profile.



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