Color Intelligence - Fashion Colour Trend Report London Autumn/Winter 2020/2021


London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020/2021

Creatively conscious colour reflects optimistic sense of purpose

  • Laurie Pressman
  • Pantone Color Institute
  • February 13, 2020
  • 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

    Images Courtesy of Adobe Stock. Left to right: Rob Cros / Stocksy United, Stocksy United, Leandro Crespi / Stocksy United, Alek Szmytko, Addictive Stock, Westend 61

    According to Pantone Color Institute’s colour experts, Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 colours for London Fashion Week (LFW) reflect our desire for a substantial palette of meaningful colour. These colours expressive of a classic British sensibility offer longevity, durability and can endure. These are colours that exhibit uplift, convey an optimistic sense of fun and purpose and whose intrinsic versatility encourages creativity and instills confidence.

    "Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 is a story of mindfulness as we see a stripping back of colour to the essentials,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. "Prevailing in singular colour statements, our colour story for Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 conveys a message of strength and purposefulness with a sense of optimism."

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

    A robust palette for autumn/winter 2020/2021 blends our desire for meaningful colour with optimistic determination and purpose.

    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:

    A range of seasonal staples that can stand alone or serve as the foundation for personalized colour combinations.

    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.

    Get the LFW Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 Palette

    The London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020/21 colour palette is now available in Pantone Connect, a time-saving color 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.


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