5 Trends from Fall 2014 Fashion Weeks
The weather just started warming up, but you already need to think about chunky knits and long-sleeve tees for programs in fall 2014. To get you started, here are five trends from the Fall 2014 runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris, plus Pantone numbers for the "it" colors for next autumn.
1. Tone-on-tone Prints & Bows
Zimmerman showed gray on gray plaids and other prints. Also shown o the runway were bows either on accessories or on the collars of women's blouses, which would work well for corporate apparel programs that include women.
2. Textured Knits & Deep Greens
Fringe, cable-knit and furry sweaters graced the Paul & Joe runway. The collection also had bright hues mixed with dark greens and rich browns. Use Kombu Green (19-0417 TPX) or Rifle Green (19-0419 TPX) with Cocoa Brown (18-1222 TPX) to recreate the looks.
3. Blue & Gray
Temperley London showed metallic grays and blues mixed with matte versions of the same hues. Acne showed versions of blue as well, mixed with black and white. Try Imperial Blue (19-4245 TPX) and Gray Violet (14-4103 TPX) to create your own look with colors.
4. Geometric Prints
Roberto Cavalli showed bold geometric prints in neutral hues. Try a Black (6 C) design on a Frost Gray (17-0000 TPX) or Rugby Tan (15-1315 TCX) background to create a promotional version of the look. The designer also showed capes, which have yet to be fully embraced in the promo market. 2014 may be the year.
Chloé had a runway filled with Pastel Yellow (11-0616 TCX), Cradle Pink (12-2905 TPX) and Ethereal Green (11-0609 TPX). (Also, capes. Seriously, lets make capes happen this year.) Temperley London also showed pastels for fall. For your promotional purposes, a pastel imprint could add something lighter and different to an apparel program that usually focuses on autumnal hues.