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Women's Key Colors, Almost Black Darks F/W 2016-17

Immerse yourself in a spectrum of color, as the Trendstop team reveals all the essential new shades coming through for the upcoming winter season. This week, WCF readers can discover a key Color Group for Fall/Winter 2016-17, called In the Darkened Shadow. Updating apparel and accessories alike, intense almost-black darks are infused with new color casts, creating sophisticated shades that bring depth to products.

Darkened Shadow. Intense almost-black sophistication

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Midnight Aubergine

A classic midnight dark takes on rich eggplant undertones, inspiring elegant Fall/Winter looks.

  • Evening dresses combine matte fabrics with velvet panels and embellishment.
  • Chic oversized sunglasses add mystery with tinted lenses.
  • Glossy leathers work well on accessories, such as miniature bags.
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Metallic Black Onyx

A key Metallic for Fall/Winter 2016-17, Black Onyx introduces a darkly luxurious shine to the womenswear wardrobe.

  • Coated fabrics catch the light with shapes like striped midi skirts and snakeskin coats.
  • Pair garments with statement jewelry for a decadent look. layering.
  • Metallics contrast with soft knit accessories for a play on texture.
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Very Dark Navy

Navy tones are refreshed with enhanced depth, creating shades of the darkest ink that stop only a shade away from black.

  • Simple dresses express a formal new appeal.
  • Supple unlined leathers are juxtaposed with suede on footwear.
  • Beauty products look dramatic, applied here in bold strokes around the eye.
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