Last season we decided that seeing one collection and one look at a time was not a good enough way to determine color trends. You can’t remember everything all at once. (At least, those of us who haven’t been blessed with a photographic memory cannot.) So what’s one to do? Put all the collections together, of course.
The experiment yielded some very interesting and very pretty results for spring 2013. Blue was in (isn’t it always?), purple was not. Seafoams, mints, and emeralds were also popular in almost every city–but you know what they say about seasons changing. In case you missed it–we have no idea how you could have–another four frenzied weeks of fashion have passed, giving us a whole new season of color to work with and analyze. So let’s get straight to it.
Compared to last season, every city welcomed darkness into its color palette for fall. Of course, you don’t need to be a fashion genius to know that light colors will dominate spring while dark colors dominate fall. But it’s nice to actually see evidence of it.
In other obvious news, the number of all-black looks went up (way up), while shades of blue slayed once again snatching at least 30% of the color looks in every city–note the big blue blotch on our map above. Meanwhile, shades of red came in second. Green was last season’s popular runner-up (emerald was chosen by Pantone as the color of the year), but its presence was missed at the fall shows. As the saying goes, it ain’t easy being green.
While shots of purple went up since spring, the color still didn’t exceed 10% of the looks in any city. What is everyone’s aversion to purple, exactly?
For a closer look at each city, click through. Don’t forget to click on each map for a bigger version!
Photos: Style.com, StyleBistro.com, Vogue.co.uk