Fashion week has come and gone. Tear.
In the collections we saw a lot of white, and even a lot of black and white prints, but designers can’t help themselves when it comes to painting the runways red (and blue, and yellow, and green, and… well you get the idea). And what would fashion be without color? Pretty depressing, if you ask us. So let’s talk about it.
We like to report on color trends, and what better way to do so than actually mapping the colors of fashion week? Fashion is visually oriented, so a visual guide to the color trends seems logical, right? Don’t worry, we did the hard work for you. After wading and sorting through the collections from spring 2013, we’ve divided up the looks and colors by city. The results, to say the least, were very pretty. And also very informative.
Broadly speaking, blue was most represented across the board, followed distantly by green. Tints and hues depend on the city, but there is no question as to blue’s dominance. We’re not exactly caught by surprise by this as cooler colors tend to be favored for spring collections.
Meanwhile, purple ended up by far the biggest loser of the season. It made up less than 5% of color looks in every city. Ouch. You’ll notice it as a hanger-on for all cities, it’s miniscule representation making it the skinny Chile of all our color maps.
The differences may look subtle, but they’re there. And don’t worry, we’ll help you through it. Click through to see each city.
Photos: Style.com, StyleBistro