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Pantone and more

The Pantone brand, a point of reference for any designer, has already set the tone for 2016 and carefully selected two nuances that have inspired past fads but are now blended together for the first time, Serenity and Rose Quartz.

The Pantone team claims that a softer approach to colour was needed for 2016 in order to embody increased awareness and well being as an antidote to our hectic and stressful modern-day lives. The two tonalities, Serenity and Rose Quartz, blend together in an inherent balance and move from warm pink to a colder and peaceful light blue, providing us with a sense of order and peace.

Trending colours this winter certainly include rust for those of you who love warm hues. Rust is a changing tone, reminiscent of burned soil with hints of red, orange and brown. An intense colour, used by Alberta Ferretti and Etro in their newest collections as a base for many of their dresses and coats, and chosen by Gucci to give their lamé dresses a 70s feel.

The classic black and white optical combo and geometrical patterns as well as colour blocks are once again ubiquitous. Stripes and checks for Valentino, the total look by Emilio Pucci inspired by Victor Vasarel’s kinetic art, and pop art zebra prints by Saint Laurent are just a few examples of a new minimalist and modern look that is here to stay.