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Fashion Color Report Fall by Pantone Color Institute
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Feb '08
Pantone Inc released the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Fall 2008. The report features the top 10 colors for women's fashion for fall '08, along with designer sketches, quotes and headshots. The availability of the PANTONE Fashion Color Report coincides with the beginning of New York Fashion Week and is available free-of-charge from the Pantone Web site.

According to the report, the fall '08 palette is best described as a season of change and is defined by rich, elegant hues that offer a vibrant selection. New York's fashion designers emphasize cooler blues, greens and purples in the top five tones used in their collections, followed by variations of warm red, orange and yellow.

“Fall is traditionally a time for subdued, quiet colors, but this season we are seeing a shift toward cool hues with bright, exciting undertones,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

“Conventional tones such as warm autumn hues, chocolate browns and steel grays are also among the fall color choices. Blue and purple tones have become staples, as illustrated by Blue Iris, one of the top 10 colors chosen by designers this season, and Pantone's Color of the Year for 2008.”

The top 10 fall '08 colors for women are:
• PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris
• PANTONE 18-1550 Aurora Red
• PANTONE 18-3531 Royal Lilac
• PANTONE 14-1036 Ochre
• PANTONE 18-4525 Caribbean Sea
• PANTONE 16-1448 Burnt Orange
• PANTONE 18-5624 Shady Glade
• PANTONE 18-1015 Shitake
• PANTONE 19-3938 Twilight Blue
• PANTONE 18-1435 Withered Rose


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