Every season, The Pantone Color Institute, Pantone’s trend forecasting and color consultancy, releases its ‘Fashion Color Trend Report’. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute stated that AW22 colors "contrast our competing desires for calm and comfort with energy boosting vitality, through a range of restful and restorative colors, in tandem with exuberant tones.” She went on to say that “As we move forward into an environment filled with contradiction, hues for AW22 enable consumers to move fluidly between a range of contrasting shades, allowing them to spontaneously express who they are and how they feel on any given day.” Here is how ten designers incorporated Pantone's seasonal colors into their fall runway collections.
Pantone Color: 16-1358 Orange Tiger
Description: A high vis orange with whimsicality
Designer: Albert Kriemler
Color Harmony: Orange Tiger was used with other shades of orange plus lime green, kelly green, white and brown in a geometric pattern for sweater knits
Pantone Color: 14-0851 Samoan Sun
Description: Cheerful Samoan Sun enlightens and illuminates
Designer: Izumi Ogino
Color Harmony: Samoan Sun was used for a quilted suit with grey underpinnings and accessories.
Pantone Color: 19-4127 Midnight
Description: A hypnotic deep blue evocative of the evening sky
Designer: Bruno Sialelli
Color Harmony: Midnight was used in conjunction with other shades of blue and brown for a whimsical ice-cream print on a sophisticated dress
Pantone Color: 14-4618 Waterspout
Description: Cleansing Waterspout cools and refreshes
Brand: Miu Miu
Designer: Miuccia Prada
Color Harmony: Waterspout was used for a sheer dress encrusted with crystal over a turquoise bra and boy shorts and in contrast to brown strappy boots and grey socks.
Pantone Color: 14-2806 Nosegay
Description: A fragrant floral pink that envelopes the senses
Designer: Marco Capaldo
Color Harmony: Nosegay was used in conjunction with rust for a faux fur jacket, knit top and crushed velvet skirt.
Pantone Color: 18-1552 Lava Falls
Description: An impassioned orange red with a captivating presence
Designer: Donatella Versace
Color Harmony: Lava Falls red was used in conjunction with black and other shades of red for a tweed coat and corset
Pantone Color: 18-0625 Martini Olive
Description: a fruit inspired green tone with a touch of brine
Brand: Marine Serre
Color Harmony: Martini Olive was used with army green and khaki for a pieced-in fitted coat.
Pantone Color: 18-1148 Caramel Café
Description: A delicious brown hue that tastefully tempts
Designer: J.W. Anderson
Color Harmony: Caramel Café was used in conjunction with orange and a darker brown for a window-pane plaid on a pair of pants.
Pantone Color: 17-2624 Rose Violet
Description: Vivid and vibrant, Rose Violet is full of zing
Designer: Pierpaolo Piccioli
Color Harmony: Rose Violet was used for a total look that included a sweater knit sweater and skirt, tights, platform boots and a mini satchel.
Pantone Color: 18-6024 Amazon
Description: A lush and fertile broadleaf green
Designer: Alberto Caliri
Color Harmony: Amazon was used with other shades of green and an off-white tone for a spaced dyed sweater matched to a pair of wide legged pale blue pants.