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New York Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2020

  • Laurie Pressman
  • Pantone Color Institute
  • September 6, 2019
  • Published for the fashion industry by the Pantone Color Institute, Pantone’s trend forecasting and color consultancy, the Fashion Color Trend Report is your guide to the season’s most important color trends. This report features the top 12 colors, as well as four classic neutrals, we can expect to see on the New York runway as fashion designers introduce their new spring/summer collections.

    New York Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2020 New York Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2020
    Images: Sergey Filimonov / Stocksy / Adobe Stock, Stocksy / Adobe Stock, Leandaro Crespi / Stocksy / Adobe Stock, Stocksy / Adobe Stock, Julia K / Stocksy / Adobe Stock, Guerilla Images.
    Click here to view the Adobe Stock x Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report gallery.
    Images: Stocksy / Adobe Stock, Julia K / Stocksy / Adobe Stock, Stocksy / Adobe Stock.
    Click here to view the Adobe Stock x Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report gallery.

    According to Pantone Color Institute color experts, colors for Spring/Summer 2020 New York express our desire for a sense of the familiar. Friendly and relatable, a palette of colors that conveys a sense of ease. At the same time, in this era of personalized self- expression, this palette of recognized favorites uses the familiar to take some unique twists and turns highlighting elements of humor, modernity and entertainment.

    “Combining our desire for stability, creativity, and more spontaneous design approaches, the color palette for Spring/Summer 2020 infuses heritage and tradition with a colorful youthful update that creates strong multi-colored combinations as well as energizing and optimistic pairings,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

    About the Spring/Summer 2020 NYFW Color Palette:

    Colorful favorites coupled with seasonal core shades come together to create a palette of modern color classics.

    PANTONE 18-1662 Flame Scarlet
    PANTONE 18-1662
    Flame Scarlet
    Burning bright, Flame Scarlet exudes confidence and determination.
    PANTONE 14-1064 Saffron
    PANTONE 14-1064
    Pungent Saffron adds a flavorful brilliance to the palette.
    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 15-5718 Biscay Green
    PANTONE 15-5718
    Biscay Green
    An aqua shade connected to cleansing waters, Biscay Green cools and refreshes.
    PANTONE 19-0323 Chive
    PANTONE 19-0323
    A savory herbal green, Chive imparts a healthy and restorative harmony.
    PANTONE 17-4021 Faded Denim
    PANTONE 17-4021
    Faded Denim
    Faded Denim, a relatable and dependable blue conveys comfort and ease.
    PANTONE 16-1359 Orange Peel
    PANTONE 16-1359
    Orange Peel
    Piquant Orange Peel introduces a tasteful tang.
    PANTONE 18-4528 Mosaic Blue
    PANTONE 18-4528
    Mosaic Blue
    The teal Mosaic Blue displays an air of mystique, grace and depth of feeling.
    PANTONE 13-0822 Sunlight
    PANTONE 13-0822
    Soft Sunlight invites happiness, pleasant cheer and a smiling presence.
    PANTONE 14-1318 Coral Pink
    PANTONE 14-1318
    Coral Pink
    Coral Pink wraps you up in a warm and welcoming embrace.
    PANTONE 18-1345 Cinnamon Stick
    PANTONE 18-1345
    Cinnamon Stick
    Earthy and warm, Cinnamon Stick is sweet yet spicy.
    PANTONE 18-3513 Grape Compote
    PANTONE 18-3513
    Grape Compote
    Grape Compote is a composite of mysterious and mellow purple shades.

    About the Spring/Summer 2020 Classics:

    Displaying an element of natural sophistication and versatility, this season’s core hues serve as singular color statements or as a foundation for playful color contrasts.

    PANTONE 16-1324 Lark
    PANTONE 16-1324
    Authentic and low-key, Lark is an understated and versatile khaki.
    PANTONE 19-3923 Navy Blazer
    PANTONE 19-3923
    Navy Blazer
    Deep blue Navy Blazer is stylish and self-assured.
    PANTONE 11-4001 Brilliant White
    PANTONE 11-4001
    Brilliant White
    Clean, crisp and pristine Brilliant White is suggestive of simplicity and modernity.
    PANTONE 16-3802 Ash
    PANTONE 16-3802
    Solid and strong, eternally timeless Ash conveys a message of longevity.

    Adobe Stock x Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report

    To support the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report for Spring/Summer 2020 for NY and London, Pantone has partnered with Adobe Stock to curate a collection of images that reflect the palette of 12 top fashion colors 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 Color Trend Report Gallery.

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