Pantone chooses marsala as its pop colour for 2015
So, what will the top trends in fashion be for 2015? Fortunately, the crystal ball of style is always multifaceted, giving a wide range of “look” forecasts to suit vastly differing tastes. Silhouettes which are cinched in at the waist, with full skirts frosted by layers of tulle in a mixture of ballerina and retro, will still be popular, and the trend for sheer fabrics continues.
Crop tops are back, but this time around worn – thankfully – with high-waisted pants or skirts in a look that whispers back to the 1950s and 60s.
Think chiffon, mesh, lace and organza – sheer-covered cutouts and leather detailing will be on-trend, to be worn with beautiful or embellished bras under transparent tops.
When it comes to colours, Pantone has announced a soft plummy shade called marsala, after the fortified red wine, as its colour of the year.
Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman says: “Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability.
“Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.”
Pantone describes it as a tasteful hue which translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.
Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle, marsala is a great go-to colour for beauty, as it can be used on nails, shadows lips and hair.
When used in a sheen fabric, it conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.
“Many feel compelled to be connected around the clock because we are so afraid we’ll miss something important.
“There is a growing movement to step out and create ‘quiet zones’ to disconnect from technology and unwind, giving ourselves time to stop and be still.
“Colour choices follow the same minimalistic, ‘en plein air’ theme, taking a cue from nature rather than being reinvented or mechanically manipulated.
“Soft, cool hues blend with subtle warm tones to create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle,” Eiseman says.
– Gillian McAnish