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Pantone color of the year 2018 and it's relevance to fashion industry

Pantone color of the year 2018 and it's relevance to fashion industry

Pantone introduced Ultra Violet as the color of the year 2018, the composition is all about blue and red to form the bluish purple hue for the season. Last year the Panton's color of the year 2017 "greenery" failed to create the buzz in the fashion world as that was too basic and was always part of the season. Since than Pantone learned from the mistake and came up with the carefully analyzed color for 2018.

The color could be equally used for men's and women's fashion as well as applicable to luxury fashion, footwear and accessories. This is natural as well as very neutral, luxurious, and dazzling.

ULTRA VIOLET and Fashion industry

According to Pantone
"On the runway or the streets, Ultra Violet is an enchanting purple that provides a theatrical linkage for both men’s and women’s styles. True to the coupled nature of Ultra Violet, created by combining red and blue, Ultra Violet lends itself to unique color combinations in fashion and is easier to pair with all colors on the spectrum than one might think. With golds or other metallics, Ultra Violet becomes luxurious and dazzling; with greens or greys, it evokes natural elegance. Similarly, Ultra Violet takes on distinct appearances with different materials. Lush velvets in the color suggest intrigue for an evening, but are also unexpectedly modern in athleisure or sneakers. In accessories, jewelry, and eyewear, Ultra Violet suggests the complexities of natural gems, textures, and florals."

Ultra Violet for the women's fashion

Gucci Aw17

Gucci Aw17

Bally Fall 2017

Bally Fall 2017

J w Anderson

J w Anderson

The designer added ultra violet hue for their Autumn wear and spring summer 18 collections. The core of the palette is blue base and red. The collection is rich and luxurious when used on silk and satin. The color works well for the women's blazer, dress as well as for the sleepwear comfort.

Ultra Violet in Men's fashion

Kenzo PFW AW17

Kenzo PFW AW17

Christopher Shannon

Christopher Shannon

Balenciaga SS18 Milan

Balenciaga SS18 Milan

For the men's wear, the hue is useful for the winter jacket, sweatshirt as well as also for the luxurious evening blazer. 

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