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Set the tone for the 2015-16 autumn-winter season

Pantone’s trending colour this year is Marsala – red and brown mixed together – a “rich and charismatic” hue that “expresses sophisticated elegance and refinement”.

While our wardrobes are filled with Marsala for a few more months until the new 2016 Pantone colour makes its appearance, take note of other trendy tones for the 2015-16 autumn-winter season.

Black is always a reliable, if slightly stern, choice. Year in, year out, it is unfailingly used for day and night clothes and accessories. Bringing guaranteed elegance, detailed fabrics this year manage to tone down its dramatic effect with precious appliqués, shiny decorations and select fabrics and leathers. Emporio Armani choses black silk, while Balenciaga opts for a richer and thicker black and Alberta Ferretti dazzles with her sophisticated black long dress. Just a tip: liven up dark wintry tones with gold and glitter to catch the winter sun rays.

The purest white has made a big comeback on the runway, in combination with rich and lavish fabrics as in Ermanno Scervino‘s runway.

Red comes in a dark and lush tones and takes over your wardrobe. Worn from head to toe, it is ubiquitous not only as clothing but in the accessories department too.

Yet caramel will certainly be one of the warmest and most intense nuances for next winter, perfectly combined with a burgundy top at Gucci‘s.

Orange is also a warm colour and might seem more appropriate for the summer season, but is just what you need to give some zest to a drab day. It can also be combined with purple and black to give you a multicolour look as in Fendi‘s outerwear and furs.

Pastel colours also would appear more suited to the spring and summer months, but this autumn and winter season the likes of Christian Dior and Ermanno Scervino have decided to bring a sweet and soft look to their collections.