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May 15, 2009

Yellow was the new black but orange is the new yellow for summer and hot pink and green shades will be the new orange for Fall

Did ya get all that?

Now of course I can’t take any legitimate credit for the Summer color scheme considering it is made up by the design elite close to two years in advance,  but both my closet and eye is happy with such a fitting transition from the yellow of 08. Upon planing my Summer color palette a few months back, I knew my main staples were going to be orange and white, and bold magenta type hues. As everyone is likely sick of hearing, I have been really into contrasting colors (or in fashion industry lingo “harmonizing opposites”) and finding ways to make them work successfully, which initially came about when I couldn’t resist purchasing an opalescent pseudo army green and pink skirt that I adore…

My favorite harmonizing opposites are army green with pink, creamcicle orange with pastel pink, red and pink,  and aqua or teal with rust orange. Noticeably many are pairing up rust orange and browns, orange and red and deep purple with dark or bright blues (but unfortunately these aren’t really working for my tone). Spring/Summer 2009 implies the idea that fashion is not the serious matter we know it to be in reality. The fun lies in mixing and combining pieces or the possibility of changing the volumes of clothes through invisible mechanisms. The color preferences, general fashion considerations and styling directions in this years Color Trends & Fashion Inspirations are divided up into three categories: Chic, Classic and Casual.

***NOTE***The TFL Color Trends & Fashion Inspirations catalog (spring / summer 2009 season) was originally realized in association with the two well-know designers Carmen Rimoldi and Sergio Belloni. The main advantage of this trend book for TFL’s customers is that it is published 21 months in advance of the retail season.

TFL Fashion & Color Inspirations

Spring/Summer 2009

Chic                                       Classic                          Casual

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