Contemporary Juniors FW 2008-09 Color Report

Courtesy of Design Options Inc

Fall / Winter 2008-2009 - Dramatic, radical and chic but with a soft side, just a few descriptions of the top color trends for the young contemporary juniors market for Fall 2008, Winter 2009 season. Drama queen details, soft alluring pastels, and tonal color play are found in this Design Options color trend report. View six key color palettes for young contemporary apparel and insightful mood boards.

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Drama Queen… Acting out… Drama Queen.

Blue and turquoise shades of starlet sky and director’s chair grace ribbed cheviot favored by divas. Brushed arrasene threads are used to craft dazzling floral designs. Three-dimensional bossele accents transform the latest fashions into works of art. Red and orange hues of rising curtain and center stage color flocked stripes and dots that are not for the faint of heart. Yellow and purple tones of playbill and thespian cover bright genappe fringe. Dramatic license… Drama Queen.

Radical Chic… A fashion rebel… Radical Chic.

Pewter and indigo tones of anarchy’s angel and provocateur cover algoa corduroy separates. Traditional stripes and argyle designs are placed side by side for cutting-edge style. Brighton weaves enhance winter coats and vests that keep urban dwellers warm. Green and purple shades of punk plaid and mod velvet update tweed frocks for a new generation. Ruby and rust tints of Britannia and village pub color layers of altesse fabrics. Follow your own rules… Radical Chic.

Soft Side… Ever so soft… Soft Side.

Silver and green hues of fragile rain and delicate moss cover caroset flannel separates worn on crisp fall mornings. Favorite shirts and jackets feature bourre detailing or abattre surfaces that beckon touch. Ombre effects infuse aged, faded denim with feminine style. Pink and peach tones of peony cloud and last petal shade blurred stripes and geometric motifs. Tan and gold tints of tiny pebble and frosted sunflower highlight armure weaves. Stand by my side… Soft Side.

Star Struck… Seeing stars… Star Struck.

Indigo and purple tones of true amethyst and sapphire pave shade layers of lacquered dervish tulle. Tiny dots outlined with sequins and glass beads look like glowing planets. Metallic bayko yarns are used to create glistening embroidered designs. Blue and green hues of cerulean diamond and clear turquoise give rinsed denim added polish. Lime and yellow tints of pale peridot and citron gemstone are mixed and matched on glace fabrics that light up the night sky. Starry-eyed… Star Struck.

Timeless Beauty… A classic beauty… Timeless Beauty.

Olive and gray tints of opulent leaf and embellished rain are paired on glistening paillette satin. Silver goureux yarns give knits a sophisticated sheen. Full-scale foliage motifs and tone-on-tone paisley patterns decorate dresses and skirts. Pale yellow and platinum hues of cool citrine and filigree are blended on luminous nacre prints. Sterling and charcoal shades of polished sky and burnished night cover bouilonne surfaces. True beauty… Timeless Beauty.

Tres Chic… So stylish… Tres Chic.

Silver and blue tints of cloche and silk taffeta are placed side by side to enhance doublete fabrics. The French countryside serves as the inspiration for bergerie embroidery designs. Marseilles quilting is the finishing touch on elegant coats and wraps. Green and brown shades of velvet slipper and mink stole fill in prints that feature petite tendrils and leaves. Mauve and purple tones of fleur and violet parfum are blended on flamme yarns. A fashionable lady… Tres Chic.


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