With the end of Paris Fashion Week comes the conclusion of the Fall/Winter 2016-17 women's catwalks, rounding up an inspiring month full of runway shows, presentations, exciting events and directional new season trends. The Trendstop trend experts have been following each and every new collection as it was revealed to the industry, analysing the latest developments across every aspect of fashion design. Colour is a key component of Trendstop's ready-to-wear catwalk coverage, because when it comes to setting the mood and feel of a range or season, colour is essential it is vital to get the colour palette right to help ensure the success of a product. This week, FashionUnited readers can get a first look at three key colour trends coming through for Fall 2016, as designers demonstrate a focus on deep, dark tones that create sophisticated looks.
Navy evolves with intense new depths of colour, as darkened infusions produce an ultra-dark shade for winter. Stopping a single shade away from pure black, designs express a formal sophistication with matte surfaces. Highlights include woollen outerwear, cosy knits and chunky suede shoes.
Dark and rich, beetroot is distilled to its purest essence to produce a saturated red-purple tone with berry qualities. Warm textures complement the autumnal mood, from heavyweight woollens to chunky knits. White contrasts add cleanness, while beauty looks create vampish statements for evening.
This season, navy blue takes a luxurious direction with a sheen-like quality, inspired by the lustre of sateen fabrications. Introducing a refined depth to products, key applications focus on sophisticated sheen finishes like velvety padding, soft woollens and glossy ponyskins.
FashionUnited readers can get a free copy of Trendstop's complete Fall/Winter 2015-16 Colour on the Catwalks Report, containing essential trends across Fashion Colours, Neutrals & Core, Accents & Metallics and Groups, as analysed from leading runway collections in the world's fashion capitals. Simply click the banner to receive your complimentary report.
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Images courtesy of Trendstop.com: Jasper Conran, Emilia Wickstead, Rag & Bone, Eudon Choi, Rodarte, Anya Hindmarch, Lacoste, Anya Hindmarch, Jason Wu all Fall/Winter 2016-17.