Color and Fashion Color Forecasting

Articles in this section of the Fashion Newspaper are regarding color as it relates to fashion.  Learn about fashion colors and color trend forecasting.

Learn more about fashion colors and fashion color standards in the fashion industry.
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essie, the ultimate color authority and go-to professional nail brand is back this season at New York Fashion Week. In the past several seasons essie has established itself as the leading global backstage nail authority by sponsoring premium shows around the world at New York, London, Paris, Istanbul, Sydney, Berlin Fashion Weeks and even Paris Haute Couture. For Spring/Summer 2014, essie will be sponsoring 18 outstanding designers in New York City.

New Reports to Feature In-depth Cultural Analysis of Fashion, Luxury, Lifestyle, Color and Retail

Stylesight, the industry leading global content and technology solution for style, fashion and design professionals, announced the launch of "Spotlight Series," a new set of reports that will shed light on the cultural shifts and consumer behaviors of emerging markets.

Katy Perry, young American singer at the top of the charts around the world, was first seen in the classic black leather version with its red lipstick heel during the promotions tour of award-winning album "Teenage Dream". She was recently seen, however, in Paris with a new variation, the ankle strap d'orsay sandal in pale pink patent leather with the lipstick heel in tone, while shopping at Colette, the celebrated Paris concept store, and go-karting with friends Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, yesterday unveiled the PANTONE® Fashion Color Report Spring 2012. The release of the PANTONE Fashion Color Report coincides with New York Fashion Week, which began yesterday.

The report features the top 10 colors for women’s fashion for spring 2012, along with designer sketches, quotes and headshots, and is available for free download at www.pantone.com/spring2012. This season’s report also includes the most directional hues for men’s spring 2012 fashion.

Color trends help inspire perfumers to create innovative fragrances and the distinctive colors of a product set consumer expectations about how the product should smell

A comprehensive study from the fragrance company Arylessence says that our sense of sight and smell are closely linked and work together to help consumers make buying decisions. Color trends stimulate perfumers in the creation of new and different fragrances, the study says, and the distinctive colors of a product and its packaging set expectations among consumers about how the product should smell. Conducted among female consumers in Atlanta, the study demonstrated that people can describe the 'scent' of selected colors, and typically use the same words to describe the scent's emotional effect.

Expanded PANTONE FASHION + HOME Color System Now Offers a Total of 2,100 Engaging, Directional Hues

Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company (NASDAQ: XRIT) and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced the addition of 175 new colors to its PANTONE® FASHION + HOME Color System, bringing its total to 2,100 shades. A behind-the-scenes view into the selection of these new colors for the PANTONE FASHION + HOME Color System can be seen at www.pantone.com/newcolors.

Playful and Energetic, PANTONE FASHION + HOME nylon brights Add a Brilliant Pop of Color to Any Design

Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company (NASDAQ: XRIT) and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today introduced the PANTONE FASHION + HOME nylon brights collection. With 21 electric shades in a nylon format, the PANTONE FASHION + HOME nylon brights collection provides designers developing products in nylon materials with an internationally-recognized standard for accurate color selection, specification and reproduction.

“From the runway to the retail selling floor, vibrant, lively colors continue to make an impact on the world of fashion and design. Our nylon brights collection was developed to inspire designers with a selection of colors that energize and excite.”

Ensures Color Consistency throughout the Print Production Process – From Ink Room to Final Press Sheet

Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company (NASDAQ: XRIT) and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced the PANTONE Certified Printer™ Program.

“We decided to become part of the PANTONE Certified Printer Program because we truly believe in an engineered color-consistent process”

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Color-Coded, LLC is pleased to announce the launch of a partnership with wardrobe storage and valet service Garde Robe.  The two companies formed the partnership in order to offer an enhanced level of service to their customers.  Clients will now be able to take advantage of the off-site climate controlled lofts and valet services of Garde Robe while ensuring their in-home wardrobes are organized in efficient systems best suited to their lifestyles.
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Fashion, textile, home interiors and accessories product development teams can now choose the must-have seasonal colors with the confidence that their colors can be executed fast and accurately worldwide

Color Solutions International (CSI), the world’s most accurate color communications and service company and Fashion Snoops, the premier online fashion, accessories and home décor trend forecasting service, today announced a strategic partnership designed to better service their joint customers. The companies will introduce joint programs to support retailers and manufacturers from the early stage of color forecasting and palette building to the communications of color standards throughout global production chains.

(capsule), the directional men's and women's tradeshow that takes place in New York, Paris and Las Vegas each season, has announced a broad based partnership with the leading global provider of trend content, tools and technology, Stylesight. The two companies will debut their new partnership with a special vintage section at the upcoming (capsule) show in Las Vegas and offer unique arrangements and digital services to (capsule) exhibitors, while innovating to bring the (capsule) community together in the virtual world.

CSI ColorWall™ Integration with Datacolor TOOLS® Offers Textile Industry Most Resourceful Method for Seasonal Color Palette Development

Datacolor®  a global leader in color management solutions, today announced that it has partnered with Color Solutions International (CSI), a leading service provider in color communications for the entire supply chain. The partnership will include an integration of CSI’s ColorWall with Datacolor TOOLS supply chain oriented color quality control software, allowing apparel and home furnishings designers, brands and retailers to more easily specify colors for seasonal palettes.

“By making the ColorWall available to Datacolor TOOLS users, we are supplying them with greater color choices and superior color consistency.”

Industry Leaders Collaborate to Create More Effective Integration Between Lab and Production

Datacolor® a global leader in color management solutions, and SETEX, the premier provider of textile automation solutions, today announced a strategic partnership designed to utilize the core strengths of each company in order to create more effective integration and communication between laboratory and production.

        “The combined resources of both companies will help create better processes for maintaining accuracy and standards from the lab to production.”

New Color Management and Measurement Skills will Help American Students Better Compete on Global Level

X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ: XRIT), the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, today announced that it has been chosen by SkillsUSA Competition to help introduce new color management and measurement skills to the Graphic Communications Competition on both regional and national levels.

“We are honored to participate in this amazing demonstration of our youth’s skills and talent and are thrilled to be able to support SkillsUSA’s efforts to ensure the future of the graphic arts industry’s highly skilled work force”

Integration with Industry Workflows and Processes Means More Colors for Designers and Printers

Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company (NASDAQ: XRIT) and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced the availability of the PANTONE® PLUS SERIES (see separate release) with support from major industry technology providers including Adobe®, Agfa® Graphics, Canon®, EFITM, Epson®, Esko, Heidelberg®, Quark® and Xerox®.

“We’re inspired by the designer’s passion for perfection”

Datacolor®, the global leader in digital color management technology, today announced the appointment of Tae Park to the position of vice president, Product Engineering and chief technology officer (CTO). Park joins Datacolor having amassed more than 15 years of experience working as an executive team member for several innovative scientific instrument firms.

“Tae Park is an exceptional addition to our leadership team and his experience in delivering scientific instruments across multiple fields will perfectly complement Datacolor’s ongoing development of innovative color solutions for customers across the world”

Fantasy-inspired Color Combinations Invigorate the Fall Palette

Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company, and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced the PANTONE® Fashion Color Report Fall 2010. The report features the top 10 colors for women’s fashion for fall 2010, along with designer sketches, quotes and headshots, and is available for free download on the Pantone Web site at www.pantone.com/fall2010. The release of the PANTONE Fashion Color Report coincides with the beginning of New York Fashion Week.

“Mindful of consumers’ need for practicality, plus their desire for newness, designers offer many options for women to extend and embellish their wardrobes this fall”

The top colors for women’s fashion for fall 2010 are:

PANTONE 13-0632 Endive
PANTONE 15-1050 Golden Glow
PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral
PANTONE 19-1764 Lipstick Red
PANTONE 18-3027 Purple Orchid
PANTONE 19-1526 Chocolate Truffle
PANTONE 16-5418 Lagoon
PANTONE 18-0538 Woodbine
PANTONE 14-1107 Oyster Gray
PANTONE 14-1307 Rose Dust
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