As autumn 2006 settles down,
colour fashion trends for fall 2006/7 reveal that warm earthen tones and natural materials gain appeal as women shop for new clothes.
The strongest colours in this palette are golds, reds and violas.
In autumn 2006 the colours for apparel are firmly in accord with nature. Traditional
earthy tones with sun dried rich ochre and terracotta tones gain ground. Women's
clothes the colour of pollen, honey, scorched gold,
burnt earth and fox hues, meander amid a few livelier more shocking tones. Expect surprise with the jewel colours of purple and vibrant
Urban charcoal greys are enlivened with splashes of the brighter tones and look new
because many materials have glazes.
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With both greys and gold tones found in pebbles and stones so currently fashionable, either silver grey or golden metals make a good AW (Autumn Winter) 06/07 choice for
jewellery or accessory trims. Golden sequins, paillettes and beads,
shimmer and glimmer on fabrics that appear to look like molten gold and
sheets of liquid glistening glass.
Gold is one of the season's hottest
looks. I'm sure you will find gold dresses and jackets in every autumn
For lovers of pinks good news, pink is still around, but it is either warmer
becoming more coral/watermelon toned or more powdered and dustier toward
Spring and summer saw a move toward natural tones, especially creamy
and skin toned buffs or cameo pinks. Fall winter 2006/2007
predictions sees those
fashion trend colours merge into earthier and more softened powdered colours.
Powdery shades with brownish undertones are used as carob colours are teamed
with each other or mixed and layered with old rose or mauve rose pinks.
These clothing colours move through the mahogany tonal range and plum pinks. The latter
also work well as contrast highlights to grey, charcoal tones and indigo blue
dark inky shades. All are strongly
acceptable urban colour ways. Greys paired with plum pinks create a
seemingly fresh autumn colour scheme.
the colour forecast is to be prepared for more subdued, more
murky and subtle fashion colour combinations such as those shown directly left. Autumn
2006/7 colour combinations of the latest fashion palette really are the colours of the rustling leaves of a New England Fall.
The powdered soft-tones
help create the newness of a more reserved palette. This dusty palette of
the autumnal woodland floor is sometimes surprisingly livened by dashes or
strong vibrant red, mahogany or purple. Metallica fashion looks are
important - many colours are over burnished
with a metallic cast and the fashion trendsetter will already be garnering more
natural dusted earthy tones on their wardrobe rail.
Good colours to invest in for fall 2006/2007 are all the earth tones,
golden ochres, rusts, taupe, khaki, olive green, red, and purples.
Colour combinations of the palette this season really are the colours
of falling leaves. Golden mustards are key colours for fall. Read more
about Gold Looks
Sometimes because of
layering you will see colours that are not shown here as colour mixing takes
place on the layered garment. For example a garment with a layer of gold georgette over
a blue tone chiffon will create a variation of sea green.
Soft whites and subtle, but rich monochromes with texture on texture are
all very strong for fall.
Along with the shimmer of glistening gold materials,
red and purple
are both likely to provide the most vital injections of colour.
Even so all the colours of fall are more muted than in previous recent
When I was in Paris, earlier this summer, this glorious red gown
right was being photographed on the Seine at a photo shoot. I could not
resist snapping the wonderful dress back myself. This gown says top
fall colour for 2006/7.
These rich colours of ruby, purple, gold and green tones
means a higher demand for colour coordinating gemstones. Rubies, red and
rust garnets, amethyst, tanzanite, citrine, Peridot, emerald, and tourmaline
are all jewels which pick up the tones of fall beautifully.
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and charcoal ranges from pale grey to blue grey and deep ultramarine blue to darker
Premium denim is dyed deep indigo or black. Black denim is de rigueur.
The denim is premium pristine quality and is not distressed, torn or
2006/7 color Moodboard
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