Just as the Green Movement has become entrenched in many Americans’ lives, so, too, is it gaining a foothold in their wardrobes. This fall the greenery, so to speak, will only be more prevalent, with three shades of green ranking in the season’s Top 10 colors for women and men. Leading the pack, deep lichen green (somewhere between army and khaki) topped the women’s list and finished third on the men’s side. While green is not exactly a shocker of a fall color, it turned up in the more unusual hues of emerald and linden green on both lists.
Sizing up fall’s prizewinning palette, Pantone Color Institute’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman said, “If you ever walked in the forest or the woods in the fall when the leaves have fallen, there is such a gorgeous mélange of color. This palette reflects those wonderful fall colors but at the same time there are colors that bring a certain sturdiness and structure.”
The aptly named turbulence, a deeper degree of charcoal, qualifies on that front, as does carafe, a rich brown. But fall will also bring livelier colors like acai, Beaujolais, Mykonos blue and samba. Many designers are embracing unconventional color combinations, such as using three hues from the same color family. “That is a fantastic approach. It gets you to stop and think, ‘Oh, I never thought of doing that before.’ That, of course, is what you as a designer want consumers to do,” said Eiseman.
With the exception of the rosy vivacious on the women’s list and the more burgundy Beaujolais on the men’s, each list had the same nine colors but in varying order. Eiseman said of the similarities between the two sexes, “There is really a sense of unity and continuity.”
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)