Fall-winter 2020 color palette: from classic blue to dusty pink

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Annually every season gets assigned its specific colors. The fashion world has already prepared the upcoming FW/2020-21 palette and it is difficult not to be amazed by the range of the overtones we are being offered to choose our outfits from.


Classic blue 

The must-have hue, a.k.a. the color of the year is the flawless classic blue. Put on the pedestal by the Pantone Institute, this overtone can equally suit both blondes and brunettes, as well as almost any kind of occasion to go to. Classic blue incorporates a mature vividness, taking its place on the borderline with the cold and warm hues.


Carolina Herrera Louis Vuitton Carolina Herrera 
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All shades of grey

Sad but true: this tone comes to mind first when the talk turns to the gloomy and rainy fall or icy and snowy winter. The good news is that this color is one of the most wearable and basic colors of any time. Its neutrality can always be used for the shine-on moment of bright accessories, which might be played with, to create the desired look. Otherwise, one can use Dolce & Gabbana trick and combine altogether shades of grey from the lightest to the darkest.


Chanel Christian Dior Dolce & Gabbana
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Wet sand

It seems that the brownish color became quietly the all-year-round hue, reminding its owners of the seashore vacation times. It can be left in monotone as in Prada look or highlighted by the darker David Koma gloves. Burberry, for instance, chose to add an olive handbag to its beloved overtone.


Prada Burberry David Koma
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Creamy foam

This representative of the color palette must have been borrowed from the creamy foam, which gently covers the top of latte or cappuccino. Very tender and feminine, it perfectly goes hand in hand with another trend of the season - knitted dresses, creating the dream-like combo. JW Anderson and Loewe definitely should have benefited from the ideal match, whilst Cynthia Rowley's interpretation didn't give in with its enveloping model.


JW Anderson Cynthia Rowley Loewe
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Dusty pink

Once only Barbie-associated, this pink is far more modern. As if somebody had forgotten to add the vividness, the tint wins over with its delicateness and softness. If some black belt or boots are added, what Alexander McQueen exactly did, the hue suddenly transforms into the more brutal version. For those who want to go back to a princess-like look, Oscar de la Renta offers the ballroom dress that is never out-of-date.


Alexander McQueen Giambattista Valli Oscar de la Renta
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Military Olive

Originated from the Military style, this color has changed its Khaki partner on the palette arena. The olive overtone adds a softer impression and looks warmer in the combination with the other pieces. Ranging from yellowish light Acne Studios look to the just-as-love Fendi bell-skirt, it can also be found in its darkest shade by in a Loewe coat with golden buttons.  


Loewe  Acne Studios Fendi
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Green Ultramarine

Depending on the mood, ultramarine green is a choice to make the most depressing day brighter.  Black or beige footwear, as in Hermes and Kenzo outfits, might even dim the color's moving outward richness. Nevertheless, Philipp Plein neon yellow boots are for those who are not afraid of contrast matches and are ready to shine bright like a diamond.


Kenzo Philipp Plein Hermès
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Whirling red

Red color has always been the reflection of passion and love. This has not changed for the upcoming season as well: the hue holds the name 'samba," after the passionate Latina dance. So, there is no need to be afraid of its vividness - instead, follow your desire wearing the stunning dresses from Rodarte and Marс Jacobs or in more serious but not less sensual Elie Saab suit.


Marc Jacobs Elie Saab Rodarte
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Royal magenta

Its purplish overtone creates a truly royal impression and not without a hidden reason. Historically, magenta, even by its name, was a rare color and was worn only by the elite. This predetermined the fate of the color.  A favorite for the dresses, it unfolds in such materials as satin and silk.


Alejandra Alonso Rojas Akris Christian Siriano
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Another brick in the wall

There is no one specific word to describe this hue but, perhaps, it can be put between dark red and crimson. It is best revealed in the leather fabric - Zadig & Voltaire jumpsuit, Adeam coat, and Alejandra Alonso Rojasare are the best examples for this. Being quite self-sufficient, they might not even need any additional embellishments. However, the golden buckles belts have a trait of blending in with the brick color.


Alejandra Alonso Rojas  Adeam Zadig & Voltaire
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