Designers spent the month showing their spring-summer 2022 collections. This highlighted a return of joy and optimism for the season ahead. Pantone’s 10 SS22 fashion colors were spotted on the runway, in all styles. We break down each of the key color palettes that will shape fashion next year.
Pantone’s Cascade combines the power of emerald with the delicateness of almond green to create a refreshing summer color. It is a green-based color with a hint of blue to give it a bright, cool effect that really catches your eye. It has been paired with florals and white at Auralee at Dolce & Gabbana and Antonio Marras shows.
Pantone’s Coffee Quartz is a soothing, yet elegant colour that can be used all year. It blends chocolate brown with lighter undertones to make it feel more summery. Andrew GN wore the shade in a structured, mini-dress while Blumarine wore a pair skinny leather trousers with cutouts.
Pantone’s Coral Rose is sure to inspire optimism in wardrobes. It embodies summer and, this time, it comes in an even more saturated version. It is full of energy and excitement, but still close to floral inspirations. Batsheva opted for a total look. Nicole Miller wore a ruched mini-dress with puff sleeves, while Nensi Dojaka wore a light pink swimsuit to balance it.
Pantone’s Super Sonic is a nod to Mediterranean blue and will turn heads if worn as a complete look. This vibrant, intense, and electric look can be combined with other blue shades to create a powerful tone effect. Alaia’s gown is versatile enough to be worn on its own, while Acne Studio’s ensemble can be easily mixed and matched.
Popcorn is Pantone’s seasonal version of yellow. It’s subtle and both laid-back and cheerful, and it’s filled with warmth. It was paired with black sandals and a strapless top by Chloe. Acne Studios matched it with white, while Dawei chose a casual look of layers.
Pantone’s Potpourri, a light and refreshing baby pink, is soothing for the eyes. The new pink version has a calmer feel and is more subtle than other blush colors. Brandon Maxwell used it in a modern gingham print. Elisabetta Franchi presented structured and draped shapes, while Dawei opted for the softness of Potpourri.
The spring-summer 2022 version of lavender is cheerful and celebrates a love for vibrant flowers. Pantone’s Orchid Bloom, which is less pastel-yet and more saturated than traditional light violet shades, has been seen on draped pieces at Issey Myake and Dawei. Marco Rambaldi used the colour in a knitted dress that was knee-length and mixed it with classic white.
Pantone’s Bubblegum is a vibrant, vibrant and cheery color. It can be used as both a block colour or as a base color for prints in the next summer’s collection, and will highlight any shade it is paired with. Adam Lippes and Andreas Kronthaler from Vivienne Westwood chose it as a plain colour for maximum impact, while Agnes B. used it in an abstract, colourful design.
Pantone’s Sudan Brown is a reference to the great outdoors and a return back to nature. Pantone’s Sudan Brown is a mix of classic tan and mustard tones. It works equally well in cities as in nature. Akris and Elisabetta Franchi both chose to wear tonal looks. This creates an elegant, sophisticated silhouette.
This striking, sharp shade is somewhere between apple green and neon yellow. Fragile Sprout, the most vibrant of Pantone’s SS22 colours, is all about making an impact. It was paired with contrast black and grey at Blumarine and David Koma, and bright orange trousers from Eudon Choi.