Published for the fashion industry by the Pantone Color Institute, Pantone’s trend forecasting and color consultancy, this season’s report features the top 10 standout colors, as well as current takes on the five core classics we can expect to see on the New York runway as fashion designers introduce their new spring/summer collections.
According to Pantone Color Institute experts, colors for Spring/Summer 2021 New York emphasize our desire for a range of color that inspires ingenuity and inventiveness – colors whose versatility transcend the seasons and allow for more freedom of choice – colors that lend themselves to original color statements and whose flexibility easily adapts to our new and more fragmented lifestyle.
“Offering a range of shades illustrative of nature, colors for Spring/Summer 2021 underscores our desire for flexible color that works year-round. Infused with a genuine authenticity that continues to be increasingly important, colors for Spring/Summer 2021 combine a level of comfort and relaxation with sparks of energy that encourage and uplift our moods,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
The Spring/Summer 2021 New York Color Palette: Shades illustrative of nature coupled with new core classics come together to create a palette inspiring ingenuity and inventiveness.
The Spring/Summer 2021 Core Classics: Core hues whose versatility transcends the seasons and allows for more freedom of choice.
To celebrate Carolina Herrera’s presence in New York Fashion Week for the past four decades, this season the fashion house will be airing The Conversation, an intimate, never-seen-before conversation between our founder Carolina Herrera and Creative Director Wes Gordon.
Filmed by acclaimed filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland, this mini-documentary captures the unique bond between Carolina and Wes, as they discuss the past, present and future of fashion while sharing personal memories and anecdotes in this fun and witty toast to New York and the fashion industry. The documentary launches today on 14th September 2020.
TikTok has announced it is launching #TikTokFashionMonth until 8 October, coinciding with the end of Paris Fashion Week, the final week of global fashion month.
The mobile video platform will host a series of events, initiatives and hashtags dedicated to the world of fashion which sees high social interest during the catwalk season. The platform will host weekly livestream events, including the fashion shows of luxury brands such as Saint Laurent, J.W. Anderson and Louis Vuitton.
“We’ve seen the fashion industry reinvent what luxury fashion means to culture and society through TikTok by bringing fashion into the homes of our community during quarantine. With the launch of our TikTok Fashion Month, this is just another way for our brand partners to leverage the platform’s authentic and community-driven approach to showcase their art, creativity and personalities in a unique and truly TikTok way,” says CeCe Vu, Fashion Content Partnerships Lead at TikTok. “We’re so thrilled to be able to offer an inclusive and immersive virtual fashion month experience for our community and are excited to see how they engage with each piece of live programming, hashtag challenge and creative effect.”
FABRIC DAYS closed its doors after three successful fair days from 1 – 3 September 2020, where it explored its seasonal theme ‘Hopetimism’.
Around 1,300 visiting companies on site gathered new impulses and inspiration for the Autumn.Winter 21/22 collection. Around 300 suppliers presented in over 700 collections their novelties in the 6 areas Fabrics, Additionals, Denim & Sportswear, Innovations, Design Studios and Sourcing. The foyer of Hall 4 of the MOC was dedicated to innovative approaches with the proven ReSource Area and the Sustainable Innovations forum curated by Simon Angel.
“With the organization of the first fabric trade fair for the textile industry, we took on a great responsibility. After the cancellation of numerous trade fair events, we are particularly proud to have been able to realize FABRIC DAYS. The positive response and gratitude is overwhelming. We are very pleased about the cohesion and also the discipline with which everyone here on site worked together and we are happy to conclude the trade fair as an important source of inspiration with this result.” Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director Munich Fabric Start
DuPont has announced the 20th anniversary of its first commercial run for the 3G2 production line at the Kinston, North Carolina plant site, signifying the launch of the world’s first 3GT polymer, known by its trademark Sorona. To mark this milestone, celebratory events will be held to pay honor to the history of Sorona, and to focus on its future.
“We’re proud of the role Sorona has played over the past 20 years in making the textile industry a more sustainable place,” said Mike Saltzberg, DuPont Biomaterials global business director. “It’s exciting to be part of an industry that puts performance and sustainability at the forefront of everything they do.”
DuPont developed Sorona in the late 1990’s by leveraging the innovative bio-based monomer Bio-PDO as the basis for the polymer. The development process for DuPont Sorona begins by harvesting feedstock and extracting glucose from the crops. Next, proprietary microorganisms are added to ferment the sugar to create Bio-PDO. TPA (terephthalic acid) is added to the monomer to create Sorona polymer, offering spinners, mills, retailers and consumers a high-quality, eco-efficient product that doesn’t sacrifice performance.
Maison Christian Dior recently announced its support for the UNESCO Global Education Coalition. Created several months ago in response to the Covid-19 crisis, the initiative aims to support countries in scaling up best distance learning practices to provide education opportunities for children and youth who are most at risk. The first couture house to join the initiative, Dior is building on the engagement of its Women@Dior educational program for young female students.
“Never before have we witnessed educational disruption on such a scale,” said UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay. “Partnership is the only way forward. This Coalition is a call for coordinated and innovative action to unlock solutions that will not only support learners and teachers now, but through the recovery process, with a principle focus on inclusion and equity.”
Under the creative direction of Felipe Oliveira Baptista, KENZO has launched its new sportswear line ‘KENZO Sport’ which is “inspired by movement and protection”. The collection offers a wardrobe with a strong graphic design, where technical materials are worked to combine elegance and comfort. It is created as a distinct style, with functional and unisex accents, inspired by movement and protection.
Warming up to a strong S/S21 market season and Shanghai Fashion Week, DFO is presenting its latest sales campaign all throughout September. As the fashion market in China quickly rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic, buyers are seeking to spend their budgets on pre-orders and immediate delivery orders to keep up with growing consumer demand. With domestic travel allowed across the market, the DFO DI:LOFT will physically showcase collections for buyers who will visit the showroom in central Shanghai.
DFO’s showroom in downtown Shanghai is open for one month to welcome buyers at their convenience. Buyers who are not able to visit can place orders via DFO’s online platform which provides detailed photo and video content, live streaming sessions and possibility for one-on-one buyer appointments digitally.
Tommy Hilfiger has announced the launch of its new ‘Make it Possible‘ program: a bold approach to environmental and social sustainability that reinforces the organization’s commitment to create fashion that “Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All”. With Make it Possible, Tommy Hilfiger is initially committing to 24 ambitious targets centered around circularity and inclusivity, outlined across four pillars towards 2030. Namely:
–Circle Round: Make products to be fully circular, and part of a sustainable loop.
–Made for Life: Operate with sensitivity to planetary boundaries, for instance in the areas of climate change, land use, freshwater and chemical pollution, from what we buy to where we sell.
–Everyone Welcome: Be a brand that works for every TOMMY Fan, always inclusive, completely accessible.
–Opportunity for All: Create equal access to opportunity no barriers to success at Tommy Hilfiger.
“I opened my first store, People’s Place, in 1969 in my hometown of Elmira for people of all backgrounds to come together and share exciting pop culture experiences,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “As our brand has evolved over the years, driven by this inclusive spirit, so has our commitment to social and environmental sustainability. With Make it Possible, we will go even further with our commitment. We’re working towards our vision with the entire organization focused on it and, while we’re not there yet, we are going to get there.”
Throughout its journey, Tommy Hilfiger will share its progress.
In celebration of the Fall/Winter 2020 collection, GUESS has announced Michele Morrone as the new worldwide face of GUESS Men’s. Morrone is an international actor and singer who is best known for his lead role in the successful Netflix film 365 Days, one of the most popular movies in Netflix history that is currently streaming in over 200 countries.
Staged under the creative guidance of GUESS Chief Creative Officer Paul Marciano, the holiday advertising campaign was shot by fashion photographer Nima Benati in her first campaign with GUESS, at the breathtaking Villa Erba in Lake Como, Italy. Once the home of internationally renowned movie director Luchino Visconti, this historic villa was the perfect setting for an iconic campaign and a fundamental inspiration for Paul Marciano’s love of Italian movie history.
“This campaign marks the launch of our new GUESS men’s collection, reflecting our new focus on elevated, classic, and high-quality styles which is perfectly in-line with Michele Morrone’s personality,” says Paul Marciano.