Women's Fall 2016 Key Color Trend Presentation. Join Us!

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This week, WeConnectFashion readers can get a first look at Candy Pastels, a directional color group trend for Fall/Winter 2016-17. These youthful and sugary shades introduce a feel of girlhood nostalgia, recalling the milky effect of the Crayola pencils used at school. Candy Pastels is just one of the dozens of trends Trendstop will be covering in our upcoming Fall 2016 Trend Forecast Presentation, which we will be hosting live in New York next month.

Candy Pastels

image courtesy Trendstop: Prada Fall/Winter 2015-16, Acne Studios Pre Fall 2015, Damien Kim.
image courtesy Trendstop: MSGM.

Transseasonal Mood

Ideal for your first intake at the end of summer, this aspect of the Candy Pastels trend demonstrates how color is becoming much more transeasonal in fashion; the lines between seasonal intakes are blurring, and sales are starting earlier. As a result, lighter shades like these will be key for F/W16, bringing a touch of summery warmth to your deeper winter collection. We see how sweet pink, peach, lilac and mint tones look clean on spongy surfaces like neoprene, while cozy oversized knits create comfort.

images courtesy Trendstop: Next Generation Fall/Winter 2015-16, Charlie Engman, Karl Kleiner, Bence Bakonyi.

A Sports Influence

Candy Pastels can also be applied to collections with an activewear aesthetic, executed with simple yet contemporary shapes. Must-have pieces like tank tops, running shoes and cropped sweats are key. Apparel silhouettes can be saturated in a single pastel shade for a new take on minimal styling, while mixed color detailing adds interest in the form of contrast necklines or tactile stripe placements.

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