Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report London Autumn/Winter 2018


London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018

Remarkable colour and creative nuances highlight a balance of artistry and comforting classics

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 London Fashion Week will be featuring in their collections for the upcoming season. With colour on the catwalk a key indicator of the colour 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 colour trends.

Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report London Autumn/Winter 2018 Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report London Autumn/Winter 2018
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Similar to what we predicted for the runways in New York this season, the London Autumn/Winter 2018 palette demonstrated designers’ passionate desires to express originality, ingenuity and creativity through fashion. In a colour story that combined classicism with creative expression, the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report for London Autumn/Winter 2018 features a bold palette of autumnal hues complemented by some more surprising shades.

Continuing to highlight the desire for colour that transcends the seasons, the report for Autumn/Winter 2018 underscores the top 12 colours for men’s and women’s fashion, as well as five new classics. Highlighting the experimental nature of London fashion, we called out two additional shades for London; PANTONE 15-1515 Mellow Rose, a beloved and subtle, traditional English shade, and PANTONE 18-2045 Pink Peacock, in contrast, a striking statement colour.

The continued transition away from cyclical trends, combined with a strong focus on self-expression and more exuberant colour mixes makes for some surprisingly delightful colour surprises in the autumn/winter palette. Exploring nuances within colour families and experimenting with the mixing of materials and textures freshens and reinvents the seasonal colour story.

Many of these unique shades easily stand on their own, however mixing and combining unexpected colours can help create a signature style or look. Adding an unexpected element allows for the artistry and originality that optimizes individuality.

About the Autumn/Winter 2018 Top 12 Colour Palette

Autumnal hues that evoke the feeling of leaves on the forest floor, rich plumage and twilight reveal a modern fall palette of deep and rich tones with outbursts of colourful surprise. With the addition of Pink Peacock and Mellow Rose to the London palette, we see an enhanced feeling of playfulness and a color range whose greater variety offers more opportunity for intriguing color combinations.

PANTONE 19-1536 Red Pear
PANTONE 19-1536
Red Pear
Deliciously deep red, whose luscious depth entices.
PANTONE 18-1549 Valiant Poppy
PANTONE 18-1549
Valiant Poppy
Brave and outgoing red shade effusive in its allure.
PANTONE 18-4048 Nebulas Blue
PANTONE 18-4048
Nebulas Blue
Reminiscent of twilight, a thoughtful, starry-eyed blue.
PANTONE 15-0850 Ceylon Yellow
PANTONE 15-0850
Ceylon Yellow
Savory and spicy yellow adds an exotic touch.
PANTONE 18-0625 Martini Olive
PANTONE 18-0625
Martini Olive
Smooth, sophisticated and urbane green adds depth to the Fall/Winter 2018 palette.
PANTONE 16-1255 Russet Orange
PANTONE 16-1255
Russet Orange
This forest floor orange speaks to earthen warmth.
PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet
PANTONE 18-3838
Ultra Violet
Inventive and imaginative Ultra Violet lights the way for what is yet to come.
PANTONE 15-3520 Crocus Petal
PANTONE 15-3520
Crocus Petal
A cultivated and refined hue adds a light and airy spring-like feeling demand.
PANTONE 15-1515 Mellow Rose
PANTONE 15-1515
Mellow Rose
A beloved traditional English shade adds unexpected intrigue.
PANTONE 12-0740 Limelight
PANTONE 12-0740
Animated and effervescent, a pungent yellow-green becomes the center of attention.
PANTONE 18-5025 Quetzal Green
PANTONE 18-5025
Quetzal Green
A deep elegant blue-green hue suggestive of rich plumage.
PANTONE 18-2045 Pink Peacock
PANTONE 18-2045
Pink Peacock
A bright and bold dramatic pink for a more experimental approach.

Download the Autumn/Winter 2018 London Top 12 Color Palette (Adobe .ase) >

About the Autumn/Winter 2018 Classic Colour Palette

While there is no ‘typical’ anymore, there remains a need for structure and foundation in everyday fashion. We increased the number of core colours from four to five due to the ease in which they can be implemented, and their ability to cross the seasons. These shades are more crucial than ever, serving as the critical building block as ‘trends’ stay relevant longer, and consumers look to add variety through new textures, fabrics and beautiful combinations.

PANTONE 19-4031 Sargasso Sea
PANTONE 19-4031
Sargasso Sea
Boundless and fathomless blue mooring the palette.
PANTONE 11-4801 Tofu
PANTONE 11-4801
Creamy white staple.
PANTONE 14-1116 Almond Buff
PANTONE 14-1116
Almond Buff
Natural baby camel hue with understated appeal.
PANTONE 14-4107 Quiet Gray
PANTONE 14-4107
Quiet Gray
Unobtrusive and timeless soft gray.
PANTONE 16-1438 Meerkat
PANTONE 16-1438
A highly adaptable toasty burnished brown.

Download the Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color Palette (Adobe .ase) >

Adobe Stock x Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report

To support the Fashion Color Trend Report Autumn/Winter 2018, Pantone has partnered with Adobe Stock to curate a collection of images that reflect the palette of 12 top fashion colours as well as the 5 core shades. With more than 100 million visual assets, Adobe Stock offers an amazing resource for visual inspiration and creative development. Click here to view the Adobe Stock x Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report gallery.

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