What Will Be This Fall's Big Color Trends?
And how do they come up with the fabric pallette forecast?
Fall is when the latest fashions make their debut. But it's also when the people who monitor style come up with their predictions for the trendiest color combinations for the following year. We'll see them in clothing, on furniture, and at the fabric store.
You might suspect otherwise, but there's no single authority that hands down a verdict on what colors many of the big retailers will be carrying in their fall lines. And, like a weather report, the predictions are updated as collections are rolled out.
Fashionising.com has been monitoring two different color forecasts, one for clothing and one for textiles. (See the actual colors on their blog.) But where they get their info is also interesting.
For the garment industry, they get their fall/winter 2011 colour trends from Design Options, a trend forecasting company from Southern California.
For textiles, they get their predictions from Spin Expo, an international trade fair for yarns, fibres, knitwear and knitted fabrics that is held in both New York and Shanghai.