Fashion Color Trend Report London Autumn/Winter 2019/2020


PANTONE Color Institute


London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2019/2020

A nuanced color story displays sophistication and empowerment

Each season the team at the Pantone Color Institute creates the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report; a color overview highlighting the top colors fashion designers showing at NY Fashion Week will be featuring in their collections for the upcoming season. With color on the catwalk a key indicator of the color stories we can expect to see showing up across all areas of design, the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report is your easily accessible guide to the season’s most important color trends.

Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report London Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report London Autumn/Winter 2019/2020
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Published for the fashion industry by the Pantone Color Institute, this season’s report features the top 12 stand-out colors, as well as current takes on the four classic neutrals we can expect to see from fashion designers on the runway as they introduce their new autumn/winter collections.

Colors for autumn/winter 2019/20 reflect an emergence of confidence; bold and strong, a visceral palette of colors that are relatable yet display some clever tweaks for the winter season. Expressing our wide-ranging acceptance of color, combinations for Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 suggest a thirst for liberation and a desire to realize our own individualized unique identities.

“Colors for Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 range from easy and sophisticated to strikingly different and unique,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “This palette of versatile hues builds a sense of empowerment and confidence, enabling the wearer to choose the colors that best reflect his or her mood and persona.”

About the Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 LFW Color Palette:

Visceral hues coupled with seasonal core shades create a versatile palette inclusive of the following:

PANTONE 17-1545 Cranberry
PANTONE 17-1545
Cranberry is a vital red that adds a pungent punch to the palette.
PANTONE 19-1534 Merlot
PANTONE 19-1534
A fortifying wine shade Merlot display sophistication and depth.
PANTONE 17-1450 Summer Fig
PANTONE 17-1450
Summer Fig
Rich in flavor, Summer Fig infuses a touch of exoticism to the fall palette.
PANTONE 16-1532 Crabapple
PANTONE 16-1532
Bringing warmth and comfort, orangey- rose Crabapple looks as though it were baked by the sun.
PANTONE 19-1419 Chicory Coffee
PANTONE 19-1419
Chicory Coffee
Robust and tasteful Chicory Coffee introduces an element of heartiness.
PANTONE 18-4217 Bluestone
PANTONE 18-4217
Bluestone is a color of quiet resolve.
PANTONE 19-4055 Galaxy Blue
PANTONE 19-4055
Galaxy Blue
A thoughtful blue hue, Galaxy Blue is evocative of the greater galaxy.
PANTONE 16-0840 Antique Moss
PANTONE 16-0840
Antique Moss
An arresting yellow-based green Antique Moss displays sharp contrast to the autumn/winter color palette.
PANTONE 19-5230 Forest Biome
PANTONE 19-5230
Forest Biome
Forest Biome is a foresty green shade suggestive of the color of autumn flora.
PANTONE 17-1143 Hazel
PANTONE 17-1143
A mellow brown, Hazel is thought of as an organic natural tone.
PANTONE 15-1147 Butterscotch
PANTONE 15-1147
Butterscotch is a deliciously appealing golden yellow.
PANTONE 18-3211 Grapeade
PANTONE 18-3211
The distinctive Grapeade is a notable muted mauve tone.

About the Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 Neutral Color Palette:

Serving as a foundation, a range of seasonal staples that can stand alone or act as a contrast for individualized color mixes.

PANTONE 12-0806 Rutabaga
PANTONE 12-0806
Rutabaga is a basic beige both rooted and timeless.
PANTONE 17-0535 Green Olive
PANTONE 17-0535
Green Olive
A definitive olive, Green Olive sets the standard for green.
PANTONE 19- 3815 Evening Blue
PANTONE 19- 3815
Evening Blue
Confident and classic, a deep blue symbolic of the evening sky.
PANTONE 17-0000 Frost Gray
PANTONE 17-0000
Frost Gray
An eternal gray shade, Frost Gray conveys gravitas and stability.

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