Let’s welcome Fall 2014 and all the beautiful colors you will love to wear in Austin. The soft pastel colors of Spring 2014 are darker and richer and are added to a sea of pearl gray called Aluminum, black and rich navy. As I started to photograph the shows, it was apparent black, yet again, will be at the forefront of color choices for Fall 2014. I saw this paired with another strong while at New York Fashion Week back in February, with winter white seen at the Jill Stuart collection. Amazing how creative you can get with just two colors. And two colors that dominate most women’s closets these days.
At the Tadashi Shoji collection, two blues on the Pantone fall color palette were shown. Royal Blue and Bright Cobalt will add that timeless sophistication in any wardrobe. Rich, elegant and always camera ready. Remember Princess Kate’s blue engagement dress?? Yeah THAT blue. The red color family, seen at the the Carolina Herrera collection in bright flowey chiffon printed gowns to amazing solid gowns with large encrusted jewels in the red color for Fall, Aurora Red. For the more traditional, “gotta have that red dress” gal, Aurora Red is a beautiful option for a red statement dress but there was plenty of room for a more blue red (think red flag red). Sangria, an exotic and rich berry color was a nice new option to the traditional red and was actually seen in many collections in coats, accessories and even fur accents. Rebecca Minkoff had an amazing showing of Sangria in her collection. Radiant Orchid, color of the year for 2014, was the highligh of the Lela Rose collection. Two key pieces in that color were runway show stoppers, one in a strapless ball gown and the other a short cocktail version with a classic v-neck with a fuller skirt. Amazing!!
Coming off the 2013’s color of the year Emerald, the green for fall 2014 is called Cypress and yes it is just like the tree. In many cases, the Cypress was mixed with Sangria as I saw in the Vivienne Tam collection or Cognac. A beautiful, rich earthy green I saw in several collections in eveningwear at Angel Sanchez, coats and jackets. The other colors seen across the runways were metallics, from silvers and golds it seemed like a disco bonanza. While you are now up-to-date on what the hot colors are for Fall 2014, let’s get through the start of Spring! Thank you to The Garden Room for sponsoring The Color Trend coverage at New York Fashion Week. See the Fall 2014 Colors from New York Fashion Week Here!