As we’re in the midst of New York Fashion Week, Pantone unveiled the top 10 shades called upon for the women’s and men’s collections for Spring/Summer 2015.
“Many feel compelled to be connected around the clock because we are afraid we’ll miss something important. There is a growing movement to step out and create ‘quiet zones’ to disconnect from technology and unwind, giving ourselves time to stop and be still. Color choices follow the same minimalistic, ‘en plein air’ theme, taking a cue from nature rather than being reinvented or mechanically manipulated. Soft, cool hues blend with subtle warm tones to create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.” – Leatrice EisemanExecutive Director, Pantone Color Institute®
I thought that was so on point and so interesting and so ON PURPOSE, believe it or not. Think about how glued we are to our technology, and how we’re going a million miles an hour, moreso in today’s times than any other time. Everyone is on their cell phones, on their wearable technology (guilty as charged!), and we don’t take enough time to decompress and breathe and take a break. These calmer, more soothing colors will hopefully play a positive role on our mental selves as well, helping bring some kind of stress reduction and a more peaceful state of mind.
Me, personally, I’ve always loved softer colors.
In order from above: Cynthia Steffe, Monique Lhuillier, Dennis Basso. Jay Godfrey, M. Patmos, Trina Turk, Herve Leger, Nicole Miller, Rebecca Minkoff
See the full report here.