As we fly into a fresh I mean "cold" 2018, we as roving fashionistas look forward to the colours and styles for the warmer months, it helps us plan our wardrobes and decide which clothes will coordinate next season's themes.
The color of the year for 2018 is Ultra Violet which is described as "dramatically provocative a thoughtful shade of purple" by Pantone Ltd, an institute that created an official "colour match system" to allow creative people like me to plan our collections for future occasions.
Credits: Pantone Ltd
Fashion trends change with the seasons, sometimes even monthly if a famous person endorses an item, but in general the research and reporting is done up to two years in advance.
For This coming year of 2018 the key features present themselves in 4 directions with the idea that the designer will choose a focus as the starting point.
Arty - bold, geometric,
Expedition - safari, earthy tones,
Greenery - roses, garden, kitschy, vintage
Makers Camp - Simple, classic, smocks, denims
By using the Pantone Colour of Year Ultra Violet and the greenery theme we are can find complimentary colors which will create some inspirational ideas based around the country cottage lifestyle of Cornwall.
Ideas using the mixing violet in combination with other colour focuses to create a set theme. Colour swatches for the ss18 seasons.
Textile ideas, embroidery and more cutout patterns which will make an appearance during the coming months.
So with all these ideas, fabrics and imagery click here to see what I made using the ideas from my mood board.