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New York Fashion Week color trends for fall 2020

Cho Cheng fall/winter 2020/21 New York Fashion Week

Pantone has released the top ten colors, and top four neutral hues, for the fall/winter 2020/21 season straight from the runways of New York! They are vivid, happy, and uplifting. Three cheers for a bright fall season!

The fall/winter 2020/21 season is returning to simplicity. As trends move towards a more sustainable fashion industry, and consumers look to a more minimalist lifestyle, the color trends for the fall season have moved towards simple, common hues which you could easily find in the least expensive crayon box.

While brighter hues may not instantly scream “minimal” to you, they are being simplistic through their uncomplicated pigmentation, and easy-to-identify shades. This is a clean, and easy, color palette to incorporate into any wardrobe. You may even find you already own many of these colors! Love that!

Top ten color trends from New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2020/21
Top four neutral colors from New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2020/21

While not listed as a top ten color, fuschia and bright pink were also spotted frequently on the runways for the fall/winter 2020/21 season at New York Fashion Week. Designers such as Cho Cheng, Ulla Johnson, and Self-Portrait, showed this happy and bright hue in their collections.

Without further ado, here are a few examples of the top colors on the runways of New York! I included the bright pink, because I kind-of love it!!

What do you think of the new fall 2020 color palette from New York Fashion Week? Do you have a favorite hue? Mine, of course, is blue!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

*all photos courtesy of imaxtree.com©

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Trends for spring 2019 from New York Fashion Week

photo: Taoray Wang spring 2019 runway NYFW photo courtesy of Matt/In Spades Blog 2018©

What would I do without my crew? If you have been following along, you know I had to suddenly cancel my trip to New York Fashion Week due to a medical emergency. I was planning on traveling to New York with three of my fabulous blogger buddies; Dawn from Fashion Should Be Fun, Laura from Have-Need-Want, and Kali from In Spades Blog. Unfortunately my plans fell through due to my health.

After my emergency room visit I kept my friends in the loop until I knew for certain if I would miss fashion week. It was clear after a couple of days there was no way I could travel to New York, so my friends flew into action and covered different shows for me so that I could still get photos and also know what was actually on the runway; and how the fabrics looked in person. This is why I go to fashion week, there is only so much you can decipher from a photograph. Seeing the fabrics in person, and watching them flow down the runway, helps craft the vibe of a collection and an entire season.

With a little help from my friends this season, I was able to forecast a few fabulous trends for the spring 2019 season, and be able to share them with you! I apologize for not having my usual full coverage, and the street style posts I promised, but I will be back in New York next February and will ensure full coverage of the shows and the streets!

Spring 2019 is proving to be a re-birth of sorts. We are seeing designers favor happier silhouettes and brighter hues. There is an earthy vibe combined with a free-spirited 1980s party vibe. The power suit is back with a vengeance, and our minds are instantly taken back to images of the 1980s when women wore a power suit with power pumps, and big hair. While the power suit was dominant on Wall Street in the 1980s, in 2019, look for it morphing into more of a dinner look, evening look, and anytime you want to flex your power look.

photos from left: Just in XX (PR photo) / Taoray Wang (photo Matt/In Spades Blog 2018©) / Vivienne Hu (PR photo)

Bright colors dominated the runways, in sharp contrast to the softer hues we have been seeing in past seasons. Blush or “Millenial Pink” has been replaced with a more vivid shade of pink, while neutrals have softened and lightened up. You can read my full post on the spring 2019 color trends here. Of course, my favorite color of the season is blue.

From left: Chromat (photo by ©IMAXtree) / Vivienne Hu (PR photo) / Tadashi Shoji (photo by ©IMAX Tree)

Sparkle and shine like it’s Studio 54 time! The late 1970s and early 1980s party vibe appeared once again on the runways for spring 2019. Designers loved any type of fabric with a sheen to it. They used everything from clear plastic to sequins to metallic threads to create pieces which catch the light, and shine bright. You can sparkle and shine at any time during the day, so wear your sequins to brunch and shimmering skirt to lunch; it’s time to shine!

photo from left: Vivienne Hu (PR photo) / Custo Barcelona (PR photo) / Fashion Palette (photo by ©IMAXtree)

Ball and chain got you down? It could be because you saw an awful lot of prison stripes on the runways for spring 2019! Perhaps appearing to be locked up is the new trend. This spring 2019, look for bold, black and white stripes alone, or mixed with other stripes and/or prints. Be bold, and wear your stripes proudly; just don’t let the cops see you or they’ll take you back 😉

photo from left: Just in XX (PR photo) / Son Jung Wan (photo: In Spades Blog) / Tadashi Shoji (photo by ©IMAX Tree)

Trench coats are a classic piece many of us have stuffed in the back of our closet. They started to emerge as more than a classic piece last year, and for spring 2019, the classic trench has taken on new life. When the weather warms up early next year, look to invest in one statement making trench. You can rock this trend with a lightweight, avant-garde trench coat to top off your spring looks, or wear one as a dress! Either way, the trench could be your most important investment next spring.

photos from left: Just In XX (PR photo) / Taoray Wang (Photo Matt/In Spades Blog 2018©) / Romeo Hunte (PR photo)

Well, that is only five trends from the runways which stood out to me during New York Fashion Week this season. As store buyers decide what will sell, and what won’t sell, we will get a better snapshot of what’s to come in spring 2019! What do you think of these five trends? Which ones will you wear and which ones will you skip?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Vivienne Hu spring 2018 New York Fashion Week

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photos: Vivienne Hu spring/summer 2018 New York Fashion Week / credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2017©

Vivienne Hu sent her spring 2018 collection down the New York Fashion Week runway on September 10, 2017 at the Skylight Clarkson in New York. It was a chic yet light and airy collection featuring all-white, city-chic looks paired with classic handbags which were both functional, and  fashion-forward. Love!

There was a certain sophistication to Vivienne Hu’s spring 2018 collection which elevated the way a woman should dress this upcoming warm weather season. The pieces were perfect for the office, or mixed and matched for fundraiser luncheons, brunch, dinner, the theater, or weekend activities. The overall vibe of the collection was chic, sleek, and sophisticated. Love!

Vivienne Hu managed to incorporate spring 2018’s trends into her collection with understated flair pants, cropped tops, and peek-a-boo, cold shoulders. The all-white, and all-black looks on her runway were timeless yet modern; making them ideal for anyone’s closet.

My apologies for my photo quality, I did my best to capture my favorite looks from between heads 😉 The black suit and the off-the-shoulder look are my favorites from the runway, which look is your favorite? You can see the entire collection in my iPhone final walk video below.

To learn more about Vivienne Hu, please visit her website at VivienneHu.com.