Men's Accessories FW 17/18 Top Color Forecast
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On view the five top men’s accessories colors for the Fall/Winter 2017-18 season as picked by the editors at Fashion Snoops. The dominant palettes for men’s accessories all confirm various themes that place a renewed focus on contemporary sport, archetypes of men’s uniforms, and plenty of luxe classics that can translate to cityscapes or casual scenes.
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The color stories for next fall/winter are an indicator of palette shifts to come in seasons ahead. Decidedly relatable earthtones represent the acceptance of non-seasonal (or all-season) colors that emphasize many different silhouettes and fabrics — a kind of “new neutral” that works for a variety of looks and markets. They are as warm as they are rugged.
Evolving from last fall’s icy pastels, the faded mid-tones for next fall hint at the importance of novel colorways that can help transition the selling seasons, creating newness for time-honored basics, and offering up intriguing color combos with more expected hues typically seen in the season. Hyper brights inject a burst of active-inspired energy into cold weather assortments. They add a welcome level of novelty into a season full of somber and sophisticated hues.
Finally, an important batch of jewel tones bring back a level of pomp and circumstance that the men’s market continues to demand, helping to emphasize the new interpretation of contemporary masculinity and the many surprising contrasts.
Dutch Tile - Soul Earth Tones Palette
Replacing navy as the new neutral for next season is Dutch Tile, a teal color with refreshing warm tones that complement denim hues.
Tawny Owl - Soul Earth Tones Palette
As a refreshing alternative to camel, tawny owl has a warm red foundation that easily translates to every classification for a great take on a new neutral.
Marcona Almond - Atmosphere Faded Mid-Tones Palette
The new option for beige next season is marcona almond, a neutral with a pink-ish cast that works well for plush fabrics and suede.
Midnight Pine - Imperial Jewel Tones Palette
One of the key accent colors for F/W 17/18 is midnight pine, which brings a rich and sophisticated level to a basic green. The subtle blue base makes it one of the most masculine options for next season, great for all classifications and markets.
Cotton Candy - Joy Brights Palette
Sweet tones of light pink are now used on traditional smooth leather for an expressive and novel take on classic accessories.
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This visually comprehensive online report by Fashion Snoops features the Key Men's Accessories Forecasted Color for FW 17/18.