From the Runway to Your Way: Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Color and Fashion Trends

Find out what’s hot for this season and be prepared to look in style. Look out! Fashion trends from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s are making a comeback!

Every season, the Pantone Color Institute team creates a Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report that top fashion designers feature in their lines for upcoming seasons. Popular colors that are in for fall 2019/winter 2020 include chili pepper, creamy peach, biking red, peachy pink, dark chocolate, sensual strawberry, sugar almond, dark cheddar, galaxy blue, bluestone, and orange tiger. Classics include vanilla custard, evening blue, warm light grey, and guacamole.


Glitter Like Gold

Gaze upon fashion goddesses that look as if they’ve been dipped in gold – not just with jewelry, but with the entire attire. The gilded gown from Brock’s Collections is a holiday winner that says “successful” as it glimmers and glints. Daring designers include Altuzarra, Acne Studios, Missoni, Mochino, and Celine.

Silk Is Sexy

Silk makes its mark on the runway, not just for formal attire, but for office blouses, too.  ‘90s satin slip dresses are shown by Versace in modern neon colors. Other designers, including Off-White, Brandon Maxwell, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Giorgio Armani, and Christopher Kane also showcase their silk.

Sweet, Sassy and Slouchy

Draping, asymmetrical necklines stand out among the crowd with Carolina Herrera’s off-the-shoulder laidback style that says “sweet, sassy and slouchy” all rolled into one. Other designers who follow suit include Rejina Pyo, Zimmermann, Self-Portrait, Kate Spade New York and Cushnie.

Pretty In Purple

Purple is in – like lavender and violet – as seen in the collections of Tom Ford and Michael Kors who presented electric purple sequins in evening gowns galore.

Tiny Bags

Mini bags make their mark on the runway with inspired purses by Salvatore Ferragamo, Givenchy, Chloé and Jacquemus. A tiny tube of lipstick may be all you can fit into these compact handbags, but they work for the minimalist who likes to KISS (keep things simple, sweetie).

Fanciful Feathers

From feathered collars to feathered heels – in fanciful cotton candy colors – these soft materials will tickle you pink.

Renaissance Revival

Renaissance attire with square necklines in neutral hues, as well as brighter shades like vibrant red and pretty prints that draped elegantly, were spotted on the runway. They said “period piece,” but with a modern twist. Designers included the likes of Rochas, Thorton Bregazzi, Emilia Wickstead, Y/Project, Vaquera, and Simone Rocha.

Cool Capes

From superheroes to supermodels, capes are in from Chanel’s tweed twist to Hedi Slimane’s second collection for Celine.


Beat the Cold

As the weather grows colder, wrap up in long coats this season with super long hemlines. These coats are not your typical lightweight shells, but are made of heavy wool. Designers include Max Mara, Agnona, Tory Burch, Jil Sander, Alberta Ferretti, and Chanel.

Outdoorsy Outerwear

The “puffer” may have been popular in 2018, but these new colorful zip-up leather vests and jackets pair with pants and skirts. Lots to choose from, from leopard print to black and white, to shades of yellow to a medley of colors. Designers who sport this outdoorsy outerwear include Fendi, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Sandy Liang, Ashley Williams, Ekhaus Latta and Coach 1941.

Top It Off With Top Hats

These toppers can best be described as “bucket hats.” A current must-have accessory is the new Burberry heritage plaid bucket hat. From classic black to green to faux animal print, these hats make a definite statement. Hats are designed by House of Holland, Christian Dior, Tom Ford, Loewe, Nina Ricci, and Gucci.

Do Your Own Thang!

When it comes to what works best, opt for what is flattering in fashion and not just in vogue. Try your own variations on a theme. Don’t follow trends slavishly, but seamlessly customize them to make them your own. And, as with every piece in your wardrobe – try it on, make it work and wear it out!



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