key new fashion colours for Autumn Winter 2007/8 are as usual darker tones
than the summer palette. This winter the
strawberry ice of summer has gained strength to become the red colour
called chilli pepper. Purple, also a summer hue, is now a key
colour in the Autumn Winter 2007/8 fashion colour
According to Pantone the colour specialist, their main colour
fashion in autumn 2007 concentrates on the base colour palette of purple wine, cashmere rose, lemon curry,
green moss, a soft violet blue, a blue grey green,
a deep turquoise, chilli pepper red, burnt
ochre and an espresso brown.
sequin embellished vest see right, is from
UK's trend hotspot Topshop. The garment picks up on all
the most fashionable colour trends of Autumn 2007/8.
multi-coloured flame sequin vest £55/€80, Black opaque tights
Copyright image from Topshop left is courtesy of Arcadia/Topshop
Pick a rich wine
infused tone of crushed purple grapes and you hit the hottest
colour trend. Buy almost any tone or shade of purple and
your choice will fit in with the current purple mood.
Left - K Aadnevik purple dress and jacket image courtesy of
Coat and purple dress on the right available from House of Fraser.
Winter 2007/8 you can easily select
a top colour from mauve, lilac, lavender
rose, amethyst, aubergine, puce
Vivid purple is destined to be one of the most fashionable colours
this Autumn 2007.
You will find coats, tunics, handbags and shoes
in rich and lush purple, the most majestic of colours.
Purple has not been this important or prominent a colour choice
for 2 decades and it was very important colour in the late 1960s
and 1970s as well as a 100years before when discovered as the
first aniline dye.
For Autumn Winter 2007/8
golden liquid lame disco diva dresses
glimmer and dazzle especially suiting the young. This
lovely dress to the right from
Miss Selfridge moves through
silver, gold and olive
green capturing the essence of the autumn colour
palette for 2007/8.
Past the point of baring all in a skimpy dress? Then instead join the golden trend by buying a golden toned bag for
Military battle dress trends look good made up in dusty
tones such as olive and khaki. But gold, taupe,
snuff, tobacco and dark navy also work well. These are the autumn colours that
take on a military fashion look with ease.
the yellow tones moving for instance toward olive, moss and cardamom as in
the Miss Selfridge dress above. Gold also moves from palest gold, richer
deeper 24k gold, through into rose
gold, copper and ginger effects.
is everywhere. Watch out for metallic copper effects
on leather jackets and evening fabrics. Image left
in terracotta tones is courtesy of Noli Autumn Winter 2007/8 womenswear.
The sun dried rich ochre and terracotta of spring, has gained
ground and autumn sees a move toward chartreuse greens. The effect is
that of a tangerine with that hint of green to the citrus skin.
burnt orange colours take on a dustier look more suited to the season of
Some of the burnished
terracotta tones are shown here.
camel, orange and tan are used as a mainstay fabric colour for
materials especially leathers.
If you are terrified of wearing such a hot bright colour near
your face, then
opt for the simple solution of a new hand bag like this bag from
Accessorize below. It can add
that jolt of colour that makes your self styling pop.
Chisato design image above left courtesy of IFTF. Rust
available from of Matalan.
Bag - Autumn Winter 2007/8 Nova suede and stud tote is from Accessorize
£40/€62. Rucci ginger jacket image
courtesy of IFTF.
Black on Black - Black texture on texture, matte
against shiny, against dull, against shimmering.
Monochrome Options - Black with white
optical effects give many options. This summer saw lots of black
and white spot variations, now for autumn 2007 notice
how this current trend plays well to plaids and checks. This fashion
trend for black and white has been a fashion love affair for
years. Last autumn 2006, black and white looks favoured dog and houndstooth checks. This winter check out the
alternative bold black and white tablecloth
This year the blue hues have taken off. In particular
manufacturers have worked on springs electric blues. Royal blue
is used for parkas and jackets. There
are strong bold blues in the stores now as well as many greyed
blues. Notice how these examples below move from sapphire
to turquoise sea green.
Far left - Dorothy Perkins Cobalt blue short jacket price £50. Centre Left -
Evans Autumn Winter 2007/8 blue spot dress.
Centre right features an evening dress from Monsoon Originals Autumn Winter 2007 range.
The Pip Sequin Tunic costs
£150/€235. The Originals collection is a limited edition range of
exquisitely designed evening wear available in 33 stores and also online.
Inspired by vintage pieces the range is sourced and handpicked by the Monsoon design
team. The range has its own exclusive colour palette and has a signature
unique to the high street.
Sumptuous fabrics and beautiful
embellishment are characteristic of the collection. Each stunning
piece is a luxury to own, not least because no more than 400 pieces of each
style are ever produced.
Far right - Monsoon Storm - Elgar Dress - £65/€99 from Monsoon Storm – a new
capsule collection launching Autumn Winter 2007. Monsoon Storm is an
exclusively designed, trend driven capsule collection that will be refreshed
monthly. Monsoon Storm range goes into 30 top stores across the country in
September and will also be available online. The range complements the main collection, but
has its own distinctive design influences and handwriting.
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