Fashion Color Trend Report New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020/2021



New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020/2021

A rich narrative of colour prioritising longevity and versatility

Published for the fashion industry by the Pantone Color Institute, Pantone’s trend forecasting and colour consultancy, the Fashion Color Trend Report is your guide to the season’s most important colour trends. This report features the top 10 colours, as well as four classic neutrals, we can expect to see on the New York runway as fashion designers introduce their new Autumn/Winter collections.

Pantone's New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 Pantone's New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020/2021

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According to Pantone Color Institute experts, colours for Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 New York reflect our interest in desirable seasonal classics imbued with personality. Colours whose timelessness and versatility convey a level of functionality, and at the same time lend themselves to unique colour statements that stand out. These colours encourage creativity as well as pragmatism, reflecting the changing mindset of today’s consumer, who prioritizes value and longevity over colour choices that are here today and gone tomorrow.

"Offering a rich narrative, the colour palette for Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 highlights our desire for versatile, timeless colour. Reflecting a 'less is more' mindset that is becoming increasingly important to consumers prioritising value and functionality, our colour palette is stripped of excess," said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. "Imbued with strength and personality, colours for Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 encourage our ongoing desire for unique self-expression through creative and unusual visual statements that stand out."

About the Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 NYFW Colour Palette:

Colourful favorites coupled with seasonal core shades come together to create a palette of fresh colour classics.

PANTONE 16-1350 Amberglow
PANTONE 16-1350
A radiant autumnal orange, Amberglow promotes self-confidence and creative self-expression.
PANTONE 19-1662 Samba
PANTONE 19-1662
A voluptuous sultry red, Samba introduces an upbeat energy.
PANTONE 16-1328 Sandstone
PANTONE 16-1328
Tied to nature, earthy Sandstone speaks of the rustic outdoors.
PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue
PANTONE 19-4052
Classic Blue
A boundless blue hue, Classic Blue is evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky opening us up to a world of possibilities.
PANTONE 13-0648 Green Sheen
PANTONE 13-0648
Green Sheen
Optimistically rebellious, Green Sheen is a bold acidic yellow-green shade that will always stand out.
PANTONE 16-1511 Rose Tan
PANTONE 16-1511
Rose Tan
A gentle dusky pink, Rose Tan imparts a sense of composure.
PANTONE 18-5338 Ultramarine Green
PANTONE 18-5338
Ultramarine Green
Ultramarine Green, a deep cooling blue-green, exudes self-assurance and poise.
PANTONE 19-1337 Fired Brick
PANTONE 19-1337
Fired Brick
Strong and sturdy, Fired Brick adds gravitas.
PANTONE 14-1220 Peach Nougat
PANTONE 14-1220
Peach Nougat
Nurturing Peach Nougat embraces with its inviting warmth.
PANTONE 19-2428 Magenta Purple
PANTONE 19-2428
Magenta Purple
A hypnotic purple shade, Magenta Purple intrigues and mesmerises.

About the Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 Classics:

This season’s core hues are equally comfortable as singular colour statements or as the foundation for a rich colour narrative.

PANTONE 12-0713 Almond Oil
PANTONE 12-0713
Almond Oil
Tasteful Almond Oil is a smooth and subtle off-white shade.
PANTONE 19-3940 Blue Depths
PANTONE 19-3940
Blue Depths
Blue Depths implies an air of mystery and the unknown.
PANTONE 16-3916 Sleet
PANTONE 16-3916
Highlighting our desire for longevity, Sleet is a timeless gray that is dependable, solid and everlasting.
PANTONE 19-0622 Military Olive
PANTONE 19-0622
Military Olive
Military Olive is a strong and stalwart foundational green tone.

Adobe Stock x Pantone Fashion Colour Trend Report

To support the PANTONE Fashion Colour Trend Report for Autumn/Winter 2020 for NY, Pantone has partnered with Adobe Stock to curate a collection of images that reflect the palette of 10 top fashion colours as well as 4 core shades. With millions of visual assets, Adobe Stock is an amazing resource for creatives to seek visual inspiration and creative development. Click here to view the Adobe Stock x Pantone Colour Trend Report Gallery