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Fall 2016 Color

Key Trends from the Womenswear Catwalks

Fall 2016 Color

Key Trends from the Womenswear Catwalks

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. Color 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 color palette right to help ensure the success of a product. Here, we present Trendstop readers with 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.


Black Navy

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Images courtesy of Trendstop.com: Jasper Conran, Emilia Wickstead, Rag & Bone, all Fall/Winter 2016-17.


Navy evolves with intense new depths of color, as darkened infusions inspire an ultra-dark shade for winter. Stopping a shade away from pure black, designs express formal sophistication with matte surfaces. Highlights include woolen outerwear, cosy knits and chunky suede footwear.


Beetroot Extract

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Images courtesy of Trendstop.com: Eudon Choi, Rodarte, Anya Hindmarch, all Fall/Winter 2016-17.   


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, including heavyweight woolens and chunky knits. White contrasts add cleanness, while beauty looks create vampish statements for evening.


Navy Sateen

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Images courtesy of Trendstop.com: Lacoste, Anya Hindmarch, Jason Wu, all Fall/Winter 2016-17. 


This winter, 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 elegant sheen finishes like velvety paddings, soft woollens and glossy ponyskins.

F/W 2016-17 Colours on the Catwalks


Trendstop’s trend experts compile catwalk analysis into trend reports seasonally. Today we offer you a complimentary copy of our complete Fall/Winter 2015-16 Colours on the Catwalks online report on Trendstop.com.

The report highlights those seasonal manifesting trends we haven’t seen in the previous seasons, and therefore are likely to continue as mainstream fashion trends for a year ahead. As we focus on the newest developments in our directional reports, the forecast will give you a good idea of existing accessories trends to look forward to in your sourcing and planning.

Be inspired for the new season!


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