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Purple Haze

Did you know that Pantone (the most widely recognized color standard in the world, and is used as a tool for the fashion industry) puts out a color report each year for the most prominent colors in fashion? I had no idea! I've been seeing A LOT of purple lately and it's one of my favorite colors. In Pantone's Fall Fashion Color Report 2008, Blue Iris, a mixture of purples and blues emerged as Pantone's color of the year. Here are some great purple shots from recent fashion shows.

A summary of the top fall 2008 colors for women are:
  • The Blue Hues
    Blue Iris - Pantone’s color of the year for 2008, according to their report. A rich beautiful blue with purple undertones which has been a firm favorite amongst such designers as Leger, Costello Tagliapetra, Diana Von Furstenberg and Oscar De La Renta. Combining the regal richness of purple with cool and calming aspects of blue.
    Royal Lilac - a combination of bluish purples and cheerful red undertones. undertones.
    Shady Glade - willing companion to shady glade, a mossy green base color which is a departure from the more traditional greens of the past.
    Caribbean Blue -Evokes memories of tropical vacations
    Twilight Blue - Twilight Blue is a twist on a classic navy
  • The Red Hues
    Aurora Red - Reds and purples are a keynote combination for Fall 2008. Given its dash of energy and vitality to the palette Aurora red is not exception.
    Withered Rose - Moving on to dusky brownish pinks, Withered Rose blends with almost any shade.
    Burnt Orange - Powerful and robust, Burnt Orange is subtle enough to be worn by most skin tones, but steady enough to be a backdrop and strong enough to be at the fore front of an outfit.
    Ochre - Adding a touch of lightness traditional autumnal color is Ochre with a hint of mustard against mellow yellow.
  • Understated Shitake
    Shitake - "The color of a Japanese mushroom, this complex yet modest shade is intriguingly understated," states the Pantone report, "especially when teamed with the robust colors of fall" '08.

Comments

  1. such a great color! fortunately that color works for me!

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  2. i look a mess in purple, so that means ill be very out of fashion this season!

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  3. Oh, yes! Pantone is VERY influential! Purple...interesting!

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