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Key Color Trends for Fall/Winter 2016-17 Menswear

Key Color Trends for Fall/Winter 2016-17 Menswear

An inspiring spectrum of shades comes through in new season menswear, as directional designers refresh their collections with an array of contemporary colours for Fall/Winter 2016-17. Across Fashion Colors, Neutrals & Core, Accents & Active and Metallics, the trend experts at Trendstop.com have distilled the most essential shades forecast to influence men’s fashion for F/W16-17 to help inform your color decision-making. This season, a warming palette comes through for fall with a play on edible colors and soothing, creamy skin tones. Ideal for textured surfaces and winter outerwear, shades add a sense of comfort and richness to products. Below, Trendstop blog readers are presented with three essential color directions for Fall/Winter 2016-17.


Apricot Tan

Trendstop - Apricot Tan

Images courtesy of Trendstop.com: J.W. Anderson, Paul Smith, Pigalle, all Fall/Winter 2015-16.  


This season a winter Neutral is infused with a touch of summer warmth, as classic beige is upgraded to Fashion Color status. With its subtly heated peach cast, Apricot Tan works well on soft woolen outerwear, as woven surfaces take on a rustic quality.


Chocolate Liquor

Trendstop - Chocolate Liquor

Images courtesy of Trendstop.com: Ermenegildo Zegna, Jil Sander, Salvatore Ferragamo, all Fall/Winter 2015-16.


In the Neutrals & Core sector, Chocolate Liquor adds a splash of sophistication to collections with a dark, rich tone that brings out the deepest depths of brown. A perfect shade for leather textures, footwear expresses a formal quality, as bags appear with supple, glossy surfaces. Casual sportswear shapes also look newly refined.



Trendstop - Oyster

Images courtesy of Trendstop.com: Nasir Mazhar, Paltex Company, Versace, all Fall/Winter 2015-16. 


Pale gold incorporates a subtle pink cast for a refined shimmer, creating one of Fall/Winter’s key Metallic tones. This shade brings a luxe statement to men’s evening or occasion wear, from ornate patterning to subtler soft accessories. Dusty grey contrasts add a distinguished touch.

F/W 2015-16 Men’s Emerging Colour


Trendstop’s menswear experts put together directional colour reports every season and today we would like to give you a complimentary copy of our full F/W 2015-16 Men’s Emerging Colour report.

The fall season inspires the menswear palette with a spectrum of sophisticated shades, lending new interest to casual and formal styles alike. These inspirational and commercially relevant colour trends are applicable to both fashion designers and buyers for product development.

As we focus on the newest developments in our directional reports, this free overview is packed with exciting trends to look forward to in your Fall/Winter sourcing and planning, as well as giving you a preview of our colour trend reporting.

Be inspired for the new season!


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