Michael Hoppen Gallery in London is hosting a group show on the subject of Colour. An inspiring photo is always a great starting ground for a fashion colourstory, and this isn't the first Tim Walker photograph to get us thinking about colour in recent months.
What is up with the colour Orange and Resort 2010? Was there a memo sent out? So far, like 80% of the collections have at least one silhouette dedicated to orange. Here are a bunch of examples. The softer versions of the colour are very beautiful, as well as red-oranges closer to the bottom.
As the resort collection photos roll in on Style.com, we immediately noticed a lot of beige, écru, cream, sand and off-white. Somehow for this season it comes off as romantic and dreamy, chic yet modest. Even backdrops and tan skin support this trend. We approve. The Alexander Wang lookbook photo below would make a great colour reference for a collection, from the hair to the skin to the belt to the shoes.
For Fall 2009, Chanel showed a mainly black and white collection with only two exceptions: baby pink and pale green. The baby pink made everyone look fat but the pale green was genius.
This green palette of granny apple, sea foam, pale moss - all these soft and grayish greens - have been on my mind for a while now. They feel very fresh. It's a nice depart from the chartreuse colour trend that's been going on the last few years and that blinds me every time I go into Monoprix.
I declare pale green is going to be major for Spring 2010.