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Fall Color Palette by Cinthia Contreras


Anna Sui

Photo by me

I never really cared about wearing the latests trends or wearing specific colors depending on the season, that was maybe because I hail from an island that pretty much have the same weather the whole year or maybe because all I really cared about was being at the beach surrounded by sand and blue crystal waters!

Now living in a completely different city where you have to yes or yes change your wardrobe every three months, changed my point of view and lifestyle (bummer for the bank account) and now with this blog even is more imperative for me to keep up with what is going on in the fashion industry and that can be kind off exhausting, don't get me wrong I love fashion (after my internship at Buenos Aires Fashion Week, which was my first encounter with fashion and the beginning of my amazing journey and understanding on what fashion is) but I used to admire it on others, I didn't necessarily needed to keep up with it on me.

This tone of green

is my favorite for Fall

What do I want to know now, COLORS for Fall!

Every season the team at the Pantone Color Institute evaluates the colors shown by fashion designers in their collections at New York Fashion Week. This information is then used to create The PANTONE Fashion Color Report where we highlight the top 10 colors for men’s and women’s fashion for the upcoming season. For the first time ever we have added London Fashion Week to our seasonal color reportage.


“There is a commonality between the colors we are seeing on the runway in New York and London.” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “However, individuality is evident and we are seeing a distinct difference between the shows in the two cities in the way these same colors are being combined.”

Color Palette for New York

“Bookended by a dynamic Grenadine red and a tawny Autumn Maple, the color palette for Fall 2017 leans more to warmth, “ says Eiseman. “While comforting, enveloping colors and ease are crucial to the seasonal feeling, standout shades include a pale pink Ballet Slipper, a refreshing Golden Lime, and a bright Marina blue. These hues add a striking touch when paired with the classic autumnal shades of Navy Peony, Neutral Gray, Butterrum and Tawny Port.”


PANTONE 17-1558 Grenadine

A powerful, evocative, dynamic red, Grenadine is a confident and self-assured attention-getter.

PANTONE 19-1725 Tawny Port

Taking the Red family to new depths, Tawny Port is elegant, sophisticated, and tasteful.

PANTONE 13-2808 Ballet Slipper

Descended from the Red family but with a softer touch, Ballet Slipper is always flattering and reminiscent of the rosy glow of health.

PANTONE 16-1341 Butterum


Oscar De La Renta

Photo by me

This snug, warming, and toasty shade is evocative of drinking a glass of Butterrum by a roaring fire on a cool autumn evening.

PANTONE 19-4029 Navy Peony

A mainstay for the season for both palettes, Navy Peony is a dependable and an anchoring shade. Solid and stable, the hue takes some of the load off of black as a go-to neutral.

PANTONE 17-4402 Neutral Gray

The standard bearer of all neutrals, Neutral Gray shares the anchoring role with Navy Peony in this palette. It can be used as an accent or a head-to-toe statement shade.

PANTONE 19-4524 Shaded Spruce

This is a green you might see in the forest – sheltering and protective as evergreen trees.

PANTONE 16-0543 Golden Lime

Earthy tones with a twist, the golden undertones of Golden Lime makes this yellow-green shade a refreshing complement to fall classics.

PANTONE 17-4041 Marina

Cool with an enhanced vitality, Marina is the only truly cool color in the fall palette that brings with it freshness and brightness.

PANTONE 17-1145 Autumn Maple

A quintessential autumn color, Autumn Maple is tawny and russet, introducing warmth into the palette.

Color Palette for London

“Led by a vivid Flame Scarlet, the color palette for Autumn/Winter 2017/2018 is comprised of strong classics colors complemented by a few unpredictable shades for the autumn and winter seasons,” noted Eiseman. “Unexpected combinations such as Royal Lilac and Otter Brown or Lemon Curry with Bluebell are eye-arresting and create an unusual color dichotomy.”



PANTONE 18-1662 Flame Scarlet

A vivid, powerful red, this strong shade leads the way in for Fall in London.

PANTONE 12-2904 Primrose Pink

An embracing and gentle pale pink shade.

PANTONE 16-1331 Toast

Toast brings a comforting, warmhearted presence to the autumn winter season.

PANTONE 14-4121 Bluebell

This tranquil blue reflects connection and a soothing sense of peace.

PANTONE 18-3531 Royal Lilac

An enchanting purple, Royal Lilac provides a theatrical linkage to the other colors in the palette.

PANTONE 18-1018 Otter

A country color that comes to the city, Otter adds an earthy grounding and a sense of rootedness.

PANTONE 19-4029 Navy Peony


Just as we saw in New York, the dependable and anchoring Navy Peony is a mainstay for the season. Solid and stable, the hue takes some of the load off of black as a go-to neutral.

PANTONE 16-1338 Copper Tan

Copper Tan, a burnished shade known for its welcoming warmth.

PANTONE 15-0751 Lemon Curry

Exotic and spicy, Lemon Curry adds a touch of piquancy to the seasonal color story.

PANTONE 16-0639 Golden Olive

A staunch yet stately green Golden Olive provides sturdiness.

Transient Garden by Cinthia Contreras

Jardin Transitorio: New York Fashion Week Fall|Winter 2017

Y así comenzó el fashion week, con una de las tormentas de nieve mas fuertes que he visto desde que me mudé a New York! El tipo de viento que empuja pero el hey show tenía que continuar y así fue! Nicholas K fue el primero en presentar su colección. Una colección con un aire gitano moderno y accesorios que le daban la bienvenida al año lunar.

No estoy segura si el problema soy yo o que, pero la mayoría de los shows y colecciones que vi me parecieron super monotonos, los 15-20 minutos que dura un show me la pasé bostezando detras de la cámara y orando para que ser terminara. Muy pocas colecciones llamaron mi atención e hicieron brillar mi cerebro y curiosamente fueron aquellas que cargaban mucho color (de lo que ya no soy muy fanática, pero al parecer voy a ser) las que mezclaron texturas y materiales, tonos rojos, complejos y exquisitos bordados florales pero no del tipo dulce y tierno sino del tipo rock star! En esa lista estuvieron Desigual, Anna Sui, Jeremy Scott, Tadashi Shoji, Nicole Miller y Adam Selman.


I'm not sure if the problem was me or what the heck but a lot of the shows and collections during New York Fashion week were so boring that I spent the 10-15 minutes the shows last pretty much yawning behind the camera and praying for them to be over. Very few collections caught my attention and made my eyes and brain pop, and for some reason they all happened to have a lot of color which I'm not a fan anymore (but apparently I'm going to be again), textures, layers which I love but I suck at doing, all tones of red and leather and the complexes and exquisite embroideries. The mix of flowers and leaves with a lot of rock and roll involved got me seriously excited about next fall and turned me into a groupie of some brands I can't afford but hey we will always have Zara...