Lately, I have seen so much berry, burgundy and merlot colored fashion that I have deemed it the Official Color of Fall. “Tawny Port”, as the hue is dubbed by the Pantone Color Institute, is a more mature cousin of the red family. In my opinion, it is much more classic than red and so much more sophisticated than the traditional fall colors of brown, black and gray.
I’ve gone head over heels for this color, and so have many designers and brands. Tawny Port is an elegant and tasteful hue that makes anything look rich. Just as this type of port wine comes from a blend of reds, Tawny Port mixes purple, plum and brick red with just a hint of a black undertone. The color made the Pantone list because it showed up on so many runways during New York Fashion Week last year. ThisOldHouse.com even named it the color of the month for August 2017.
So what is the Pantone Color Institute you may be asking. The organization helps companies make the most informed decisions about color for their brands or products. In fashion, the institute evaluates the colors shown by fashion designers in their collections at New York Fashion Week and use the information to create The PANTONE Fashion Color Report which highlights the top 10 colors for men’s and women’s fashion for the upcoming season.
This look is an ode to my favorite color on the Fall 2017 list. It’s also another example of a classic high-end meets affordable look. The off-the-shoulder sweater is from Fashion Nova and the skirt is from ELOQUII. I accessorized with a deep burgundy Louis Vuitton vernier clutch and Christian Louboutins pumps in a similar divine hue.
I am kind of a fashion nerd, so I look forward to the release of The PANTONE Fashion Color Report. It’s my ultimate guide to which colors will dominate within the fashion industry for years to come. Check out the post I wrote last year about the Pantone colors that were hot in Fall 2016 here.
As always, thanks for stopping by! Happy Fall!