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10-03-2008
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Pantone Color Forecast S/S 09
I'd like to start a discussion about the color forecast of summer 2009
Particularly to have a more accurate explanation to what the color categories from Pantone mean?
Some of the terms used are quite unclear..

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For summer 2009, Pantone is forecasting a trend toward color palettes that reflect individuality and make people feel good about who they are.”
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PANTONE VIEW Colour Planner showcases seven palettes for use in women’s wear, menswear, active wear, cosmetics, interiors, industrial design and graphics:
  • Female-ism celebrates women as being relevant, positive and beautiful through its use of medium pastels with a tinge of retro glamour.
  • Influenced by modern art and architecture, Classic-ism is almost devoid of color except for one medium blue accent. The palette emphasizes a feeling of restraint and austerity.
  • With its tart, bold and gregarious colors, Independent-ism is geared toward creative artisans who are unafraid of true originality.
  • The range of deep, dark shades of reddish blues and brown in Today-ism provides a proper balance to other more aggressive and colorful ranges.
  • Rejecting rationality and uniformity, Absurd-ism allows colors to be libertarian and focuses on the challenge of combining the disproportionate.
  • A carnal inspiration and desire for experimentation is the backdrop for Fetish-ism. The colors captivate and seduce to elicit an attitude of freedom.
  • Surreal-ism plays with scale, combination and expectation to create unexpected, and even strange, creations.
the whole article


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god, it's like reading through those blah blah sections in magazines. this article basically covers all colors! so their forecast is like a fashion magazine going "all goes!". which, as everyone with an interest in fashion should know, isn't neccesarily true in its' full extend.

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Hi,
If its helpful, I went to Premiere Vision for spring 09 and one of the stories was particularly bold, bright and overexaggerated... It was a fun look, colours clashed (ie pinks with oranges) and was all about having fun, having a sense of individuality and wearing colours "for the moment".. There were 3 colour stories, and this was by far the strongest as these colours predominated in prints as well.

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