The element of color effectively contributes to the direction of an outfit. Every outfit is like a story and color always has a huge role to play in it as it decides the course of the story as one of the most communicative, descriptive and powerful element. It is a great way to set the mood of the collections and outfits. In more ways than one colors are to the sartorial world what words are to poetry. Serving as one of the building blocks to a collection, every color palette has a character of its own. According the trends and the moods, season after season new colors dominate and are fondly favored. The color trend for the Spring/Summer 2012 are all about acid brights and sorbet hues which is a cue why the color trends for Fall/Winter 2012 spell the neutral palette of Beiges and Nudes as these come as a fresh change after a season dominated by color.
The Runway Saga of the Beiges
The runway trends spotted in various forms so far overall establishes the Beige/ Nude color trend leaning towards the clean approach of the head-to-toe look of nudes.
Defined by minimal, neat and elegant this color palette is the strongest offering the color trends Fall/Winter 2012 have slotted for us. Here are a few forms in which the nude color palette translated into wearable fashion forms :
Sophisticated ‘Nude’ suits:
Basharatian collection for Fall/Winter 2012 demonstrated the chic earthy sophistication of nude jumpsuits. Accentuated with metallic embellishments and coordinated with sleek hair and nude make up and shoes to match, the look spoke and dripped of uber class. The color palette is feminine and delicate but the overall effect talks of power. A look great to wear for work and when dressed well with metallic accents it can see one through an evening of cocktails too.
Champagne and Pearly Sheers:
The nudes when presented in the hues of the gold of champagnes and sheen of the pearls are nothing short of a beautiful dream. The dressy sheer is always dramatic and the subtle nudes balances it out. Elegance to its perfection, these looks have always been a red carpet favorite as these have a tendency to bring out so much in you and do justice to the color trends for Fall/Winter 2012 too. A touch of metallic perfects it more.
The runway favored color trend of Beiges and Nudes effortlessly translated into smart knee length dresses soft in palette but making a powerful statement. The two versions seen at Toronto Fashion Week and at a fashion week in Manhattan respectively are great inspirations. Embellished shoulders and sheen fabric were the highlights of the two adding some character to the nudes and complete the look. The looks reflect how bold red lips or classy black stockings make a perfect accessory to wear with the big color trend for Fall/Winter 2012.
Basharatian showed a great alternative by wearing a well cut nude corset lining under sheer navy.
Layering is a great way to embrace most of the trends and it did not differ from the fact as smart well fitted jackets were aptly layered over another in more ways than one. The looks achieved can be drastically different from each other.
Cropped jackets over flowy dresses and the classic overcoat over high neck shirt were two of the various forms the color trend was spotted in.
The possibility of a color hangover cannot be denied after the color burst from the Spring/Summer 2012. Hence it is predictable that a few trends will carry on to the next season too which is why Tangerine Tango seemed to make an appearance along with the nudes and formed a perfect contrast and an edgy look to conclude.
The most classic approach to the nude and in a way not only restricted to the Fall/Winter 2012 is nude color shoes. All the runway looks were completed with the nude shoes and these also make a great match to various other outfit in the form of prints , color blocking and pastels.
Owing to the great visibility on the runway the Beige/Nude color trend surely is promising and the color trend too watch out for in the next season.