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Fashion Week F/W 2009-10 Pantone Women's Color Trend Report

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Color Trend Report Fall 2009 Womens: “Subtle contrasts, like those found in a painter’s masterpiece, make up the diverse color palette for fall 2009. Designers play with a broad spectrun of unique color combinations resulting in distinct yet cohesive color palettes.” On view, a snipette of the Pantone color report which features New York designers, and as you might suspect, their inspirations for the F/W 2009. season. Courtesy of Pantone LLC.

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“The fall 2009 palette is more unique and thoughtful than the typical autumnal hues of years past, “ said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Designers recognize the desire for fundamental basics that speak to current economic conditions, but also understand the need to incorporate vibrant color to grab the consumers’ eyes and entice them to buy.”

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Templerly London, left. Inspiration: The Orient and traditional dress of the geisha, Steichen photography, and travels. Deep Reds and Crimsons with hints of Black that evoke the sumptuousness of the Orient.

Yigal Azrouel, right. Inspiration: Toughened-up romanticism, luxe decadence for a strong woman. Cardinal paired with Jet Black feels both past and novel.

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Cynthia Steffe by Shaun Kearney, left Inspiration: The rich jewel tones of Elizabeth Payton’s rock ‘n’ roll portraits. Gilt paired with raven evokes urban glamour.

Yigal Azrouel, right Inspiration: The works of Tamara de Lempicka, vivid vibrant colors of nature - butterflies, peacocks and birds of paradise. Sophisticated floral prints with Sapphire Blue mixed with accent colors such as Purple that help bring patterns to life.

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Ports 1961 by Tia Cibani, left Inspiration: A journey to India, one of color and joy. Begonia Pink, a staple color that is treated as a neutral.

Douglas Hannant, center Inspiration: Sophisticated off bright hues reminiscent of the ’30s and ’40s. There isn’t a single important color - rather, it’s the sophisticated way they play off one and another.

Tadashi Shoji, right Inspiration: A dark palette with bright accents. The color Rose - it’s freshness and vivdness offer a bright furture with clarity in an economic climate that desperately needs a stimulus plan.

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Ella Moss by Pamella Protzel Scott, left Inspiration: Thailand, where the colors in nature are not to be believed. The shades of Green in the water, the abundant flowers and the colors or the local dress.

Thuy by Thuy Diep, center Inspiration: A sense of renewal and optimism with designs that breath ease, cleaner lines, shapes and forms.

Adam Lippes, right Inspiration: The rich shades of the Istanbul spice market - earthy, real, wearable colors.

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Maria Pinto, left Inspiration: A sense of smoky calmness. The juxtaposition of unpredictable colors.

Lela Rose, center Inspiration: Insects and the rain forests they thrive in. All colors play a vital role in reflecting the prism of nature, No color can be singled out as the most important because together they tell a complete story.

Adam Lippes, right Inspiration: The range of colors found in varigated marble. Elegant with cool undertones.

The Pantone color report is one of the many highlights of New York Fashion Week. View the complete Fall 2009 report. pantone-f09_palette

“The fall 2009 palette is more unique and thoughtful than the typical autumnal hues of years past, “ said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Designers recognize the desire for fundamental basics that speak to current economic conditions, but also understand the need to incorporate vibrant color to grab the consumers’ eyes and entice them to buy.”

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Templerly London, left. Inspiration: The Orient and traditional dress of the geisha, Steichen photography, and travels. Deep Reds and Crimsons with hints of Black that evoke the sumptuousness of the Orient.

Yigal Azrouel, right. Inspiration: Toughened-up romanticism, luxe decadence for a strong woman. Cardinal paired with Jet Black feels both past and novel.

pantone-f09_color2pantone-f09_2

Cynthia Steffe by Shaun Kearney, left Inspiration: The rich jewel tones of Elizabeth Payton’s rock ‘n’ roll portraits. Gilt paired with raven evokes urban glamour.

Yigal Azrouel, right Inspiration: The works of Tamara de Lempicka, vivid vibrant colors of nature - butterflies, peacocks and birds of paradise. Sophisticated floral prints with Sapphire Blue mixed with accent colors such as Purple that help bring patterns to life.

pantone-f09_color3pantone-f09_3

Ports 1961 by Tia Cibani, left Inspiration: A journey to India, one of color and joy. Begonia Pink, a staple color that is treated as a neutral.

Douglas Hannant, center Inspiration: Sophisticated off bright hues reminiscent of the ’30s and ’40s. There isn’t a single important color - rather, it’s the sophisticated way they play off one and another.

Tadashi Shoji, right Inspiration: A dark palette with bright accents. The color Rose - it’s freshness and vivdness offer a bright furture with clarity in an economic climate that desperately needs a stimulus plan.

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Ella Moss by Pamella Protzel Scott, left Inspiration: Thailand, where the colors in nature are not to be believed. The shades of Green in the water, the abundant flowers and the colors or the local dress.

Thuy by Thuy Diep, center Inspiration: A sense of renewal and optimism with designs that breath ease, cleaner lines, shapes and forms.

Adam Lippes, right Inspiration: The rich shades of the Istanbul spice market - earthy, real, wearable colors.

pantone-f09_color5pantone-f09_5

Maria Pinto, left Inspiration: A sense of smoky calmness. The juxtaposition of unpredictable colors.

Lela Rose, center Inspiration: Insects and the rain forests they thrive in. All colors play a vital role in reflecting the prism of nature, No color can be singled out as the most important because together they tell a complete story.

Adam Lippes, right Inspiration: The range of colors found in varigated marble. Elegant with cool undertones.

The Pantone color report is one of the many highlights of New York Fashion Week. View the complete Fall 2009 report.