I was really happy that you liked the first part of the guide, so here is a part II.
Since the late 1960s and the whole of the 1970s have been the biggest inspirations for the whole year, it seems only fit that Pantone declared Cadmium Orange as part of the trendiest colors for fall 2015. It is a color that offers with it a sense of optimism, a rather laid back desire to see the sun shine and knowing that it will be smiling right back at us. Maybe that is the hippie in me talking, but Cadmium Orange defines fun and fantasy for me and I will certainly take that when it comes! It is a playful color that brings out the youthful nature hidden within us all, no matter what our age, while still maintaining an air of sophistication, appealing to the masses and certainly gentle on the eyes. It is a warm color that does not burn you like the sunshine yellow or the pure orange pieces seen of late on the runways. Instead, it offer a relaxing atmosphere, reduces the amount of drama in our lives, yet is strong enough to stand on its own as a striking color used as a contrast among the layers presented.
While roses certainly were a big part of the fall 2015 fashion trends utilized in the collections presented on the different Fashion Week runway shows, including Alexander McQueen’s rose crafter dresses, one in the Cashmere Rose style color actually (though it appears to be the dustier version) and the other in a bloody blackened red tone, the color was also quite popular throughout, a soft pink coloring that is rich in vision and quite chic in itself. It appears to belong in a posh neighbourhood, far away from the noise and pollution that a place like downtown New York or London would offer. It is of the earth, but holds a touch if the divine to it, depicting a woman with a persuasive nature who is always calm and composed.
The Marsala wine hue was named the Pantone color of the year 2015, inspiring a whole range of outfits by many a designer through the fall/winter collections. “Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us into its embracing warmth,” states Executive Director of Pantone Colour Institute Leatrice Eiseman. It is a versatile color that is equally appealing to men and women, as are most of the other colors chosen to represent the fall and winter months of 2015, with a woody flavour to it and so much space for experimentation. Plus, as the “go-to” color for beauty, it had to be a hue that would flatter most skin tones, adding a lovely highlight to the cheeks and really turning into one of the loveliest, most captivating colors when turned into lacquer for nails.
The darker blues of the Reflecting Pond color were very much in during the fall/winter 2015-2016 runway shows. It was a constant and one, which we found to be quite alluring. Perhaps it was the fact that a clear pond with dark blue waters puts us into a contemplative mood, thoughtful and composed, still in meditation. It is a cool color, without any doubt to it, offering intrigue and chic sophistication, particularly when used on pantsuits.