PANTONE Color Institute


NY Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2019/2020

Embrace of identity promotes color confidence with a clever touch

  • Laurie Pressman ┃ Pantone Color InstituteFebruary 7, 2019

  • Each season the team at the Pantone Color Institute creates the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report; a color overview highlighting the top colors fashion designers showing at NY Fashion Week will be featuring in their collections for the upcoming season. With color on the catwalk a key indicator of the color stories we can expect to see showing up across all areas of design, the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report is your easily accessible guide to the season’s most important color trends.

    Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report New York Autumn/Winter 2019/2020  
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    Published for the fashion industry by the Pantone Color Institute, this season’s report features the top 12 stand-out colors, as well as current takes on the four classic neutrals we can expect to see from fashion designers on the runway as they introduce their new autumn/winter collections.

    Colors for autumn/winter 2019/20 reflect an emergence of confidence; bold and strong, a visceral palette of colors that are relatable yet display some clever tweaks for the winter season. Expressing our wide-ranging acceptance of color, combinations for Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 suggest a thirst for liberation and a desire to realize our own individualized unique identities.

    "Colors for Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 range from easy and sophisticated to strikingly different and unique,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “This palette of versatile hues builds a sense of empowerment and confidence, enabling the wearer to choose the colors that best reflect his or her mood and persona.”

    About the Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 NYFW Color Palette:

    Visceral hues coupled with seasonal core shades create a versatile palette inclusive of the following:

    About the Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 Classics:

    This season’s core shades are strong enough to stand alone or work equally well as a foundation for distinguishing color contrasts.