Spring/Summer 2016 Trends

What are the trends for spring/summer 2016 you ask?

Well to be honest its all over the map.  The runways had everything from metallic, pleats, bows, 90’s, lingerie as daywear to off the shoulder looks.

I personally do not see any of these looks making an appearance in my closet.

I do, however love the colour palette for this upcoming season.  According to colour theorists, we will be seeing 5 colour palettes.  I am loving what they have forecasted.

Here is Amaranth Designs take on the upcoming spring/summer season.

 

1) SEASIDE – VIBRANT MID TONES PALETTE

Seaside is presented as a vibrant selection of mid-tones. Bubblegum pink plays an essential role, while newer shades of Coral and Melon are influenced by pink and grapefruit casts. Orchid and Aqua are offered as emerging fashion colors. Custard is lively, yet not overly saturated, shade of yellow.

CORAL

Tulip Dress

Tulip Dress

Coral is a new pink this season, with salmon undertones.

Seafoam Dress

Seafoam Dress

2) HEIRLOOM – JEWEL TONES PALETTE

Jewel tones remain relevant for Spring/Summer 2016 with a new offering of Heirlooms. Red and green continue to play the most significant roles, including familiar shades of dark Burgundy and brighter Ruby. Green becomes more influenced by blues with Evergreen and Dark Teal colors. While Navy progresses as an influential base color, Indigo offers a new alternative. Grape purple is featured as a new fashion color.

BURGUNDY

After much success in recent seasons, burgundy is back for Spring.

Peacock Double Pleated Dress

Peacock Double Pleated Dress

Cobalt

Watercolour Kimono

Watercolour Kimono/Cobalt Boatneck Dress

DARK TEAL

Teal Back Cowl Tank/Peacock High Waisted Pencil Skirt

Teal Back Cowl Tank/Peacock High Waisted Pencil Skirt

Dark Teal offers a new fashion color that adds newness especially to retro looks.

Purple

Colour Blocked Dress

Colour Blocked Dress

3) DESERT BLOOM – NEUTRALS PALETTE

The Desert Bloom colour palette combines earthy neutrals along with emerging fashion colors. Base hues of Khaki, Hazy Taupe and Twine are enlivened by richer bases like Dark Roast and Olive. Red casted Rust and orange casted Copper both play influential roles, while Marigold is a yellow with significant orange influence. Persimmon keeps the palette lively et to pink and orange casts. Cooler hues include Soldier Blue, Moonstone and Pine.

PERSIMMON

Cowl Neck Dress

Cowl Neck Dress

Persimmon combines desert orange with pink for a sunset fashion colour.

HAZY TAUPE

Key Shift Dress

Key Shift Dress

Hazy Taupe brings a darker grey casted neutral into the spectrum.

MOONSTONE BLUE

Printed Romper

Printed Romper

Moonstone Blue is an exciting new fashion color in the Desert Bloom palette.

LEMON CHIFFON

26 - Cross Over Top

Lemon Chiffon brings yellow to the pastel range with creamy undertones.

4) SOFT NOSTALGIA – PASTELS PALETTE

Soft Nostalgia addresses pastels as one of the most important groups of the season, lead notably by Blue Hydrangea. Chambray offers a greyer, saturated blue alternative. Pink is a focus from saturated mid-tones of Peony to whitened Ice Pink, peach tinted Rose Champagne and purple casted Lilac. Other fashion pastels include more saturated hues of Wisteria purple, Lemon Chiffon and Sea Glass green. Neutral base tones include a fleshy Buff, utility Ecru and Bone. Dust complements Soft Nostalgia as this season’s exclusive grey.

Amaranth Designs did not include Blue Hydragea in their S/S 2016 collection. 

We decided to go in a different direction and include a bit of black in our collection.

Black/White Maxi Dress

Black/White Maxi Dress

5) BACKYARD – BRIGHTS PALETTE

Backyard brights offer a lively conversation anchored by warm and cool hues. Green plays a pivotal role in both Spring Green and a brighter shade of Grass, while Canary offers a brightly saturated yellow. Red progresses forward with Candy Apple as a key color. Another popular commercial option is Electric Blue, while Periwinkle really brings something new to the table. Though orange generally downtrends, Clementine remains.

Spring Green

Seafoam Dress

Seafoam Dress

 

 

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