- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 12, 2015


It’s not 50 shades of gray quite yet. Just in time for New York Fashion Week comes this news from Pantone - the industry organization which sets professional color standards for all design industries: “The fall 2015 palette is rooted in multi-faceted, androgynous colors that can be worn to portray effortless sophistication across men’s and women’s fashion; it is the first time we are seeing a truly unisex color palette,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Curious? The top colors for both men’s and women’s fashion are as follows, according to the group: Desert Sage, Stormy Weather, Oak Buff, Dried Herb, Marsala, Biscay Bay, Cadmium Orange, Cashmere Rose, Reflecting Pond and Amethyst Orchid.

Designers will pay homage “to progressive moments in American history - from the seductive ‘20s to the bohemian hippie and modernists of the ‘60s and ‘70s - while stringing together an affection for colors and styling that are innately easy to wear by both men and women,” the organization advises.

It all emphasizes “poise and confidence on the runway,” says Ms. Eiseman.

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