The color could go ideally with chiffon or taffeta
Posted May 15 2013 6:33am
4 PANTONE 19-3540 PURPLE MAGIC 12.4 percent
Various shades of purple have been prominent for several seasons now, and this fall's variation is very deep, but still has a touch of a red undertone, said Eiseman. "This has a magical quality, just as the name suggests," she said. The color could go ideally with chiffon or taffeta, but it also has been seen in knitwear. "I think there's this general acceptance for the color purple nowadays. There's a quietness to purple -- and this is an elegant, regal kind of purple that is widely accepted." Both Michael Vollbracht for Bill Blass and Gilles Mendel for J.Mendel incorporated versions of Purple Magic into their dresses for fall.
5 PANTONE 19-1521 RED MAHOGANY 11.6 percent
"Red Mahogany is essentially a brown with red undertones -- but there's a wine overcast to it, because it has this plummy, red characteristic," said Eiseman. Brown has long been a staple for fall, but these days, designers and consumers are viewing it as a dressier color. "For years, brown was never worn after five, but nowadays, it's in gowns on the red carpet." Behnaz Sarafpour, whose inspiration was derived from "all things traditional," worked with a color palette of rich, deep tones -- including Red Mahogany -- for fall.
6 PANTONE 17-1045 APPLE CINNAMON 10.9 percent
The description of this color stems from a shade of tea, noted Eiseman: "It's a warm, comforting color." Apple Cinnamon is also a tone that can be used as a classic or a neutral. "Think about it in combination with colors like Golden Ochre or Mineral Red," she continued. Kimora Lee Simmons for Baby Phat chose Apple Cinnamon as part of her palette for the season. She told Pantone she was inspired by the elegance and panache of 20th-century red-carpet glamour. "Expect to see vamped-up suits, dresses, prints and fabrics, where retro glam meets hip-hop royalty," she hinted. yanzic0515.