London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020/2021



London 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 Colour 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 London runway as fashion designers introduce their new Autumn/Winter collections.

Pantone's London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 Pantone's London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020/2021

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According to Pantone Color Institute experts, colours for Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 London 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 prioritises 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 London Colour Palette:

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

PANTONE 17-1562 Mandarin Red
PANTONE 17-1562
Mandarin Red
An amplified and provocative orange-infused red tone, Mandarin Red is a dynamic force.
PANTONE 19-1662 Samba
PANTONE 19-1662
A voluptuous sultry red, Samba introduces an upbeat energy.
PANTONE 19-4057 True Blue
PANTONE 19-4057
True Blue
A definitive and reliable blue hue, True Blue is constant and ever faithful.
PANTONE 17-1349 Exuberance
PANTONE 17-1349
A good natured and expansive orange shade, Exuberance conveys a message of spontaneity and happiness.
PANTONE 19-0622 Military Olive
PANTONE 19-0622
Military Olive
Military Olive is a strong and stalwart green tone imbued with a rich narrative.
PANTONE 14-0647 Celery
PANTONE 14-0647
Botanical in feeling, Celery is a vital yellow green that reflects the natural freshness of nature.
PANTONE 18-5338 Ultramarine Green
PANTONE 18-5338
Ultramarine Green
Ultramarine Green, a deep cooling blue-green, exudes self-assurance and poise.
PANTONE 18-4051 Strong Blue
PANTONE 18-4051
Strong Blue
The red undertone we see in Strong Blue injects vibrancy into this confident blue shade.
PANTONE 19-1540 Burnt Henna
PANTONE 19-1540
Burnt Henna
A robust red shade, Burnt Henna combines heartiness with sophisticated earthiness.
PANTONE 17-1225 Tawny Birch
PANTONE 17-1225
Tawny Birch
A rugged and woodsy tan shade evocative of rustic nature.

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 11-0605 Jet Stream
PANTONE 11-0605
Jet Stream
Jet Stream is an off-white suggestive of our affinity for raw and recycled.
PANTONE 14-1122 Sheepskin
PANTONE 14-1122
A rich camel tone emblematic of naturally coloured fleece.
PANTONE 19-4024 Dress Blues
PANTONE 19-4024
Dress Blues
Dress Blues conveys a message of integrity and credibility.
PANTONE 16-3916 Sleet
PANTONE 16-3916
Highlighting our desire for longevity, Sleet is a timeless gray that is dependable, solid and everlasting.

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The London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020/21 colour palette is now available in Pantone Connect, a time-saving colour extension for Adobe® Creative Cloud®. The palette, along with every other Pantone Colour, are available to browse through and integrate directly into design files within Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator®, and InDesign®. Pantone Connect also offers designers an easy way to convert to Pantone from non-Pantone colours and collaborate on palettes with teammates.