Her catwalk is the sidewalk.
Her catwalk is the sidewalk.

Color Me Pink Flambé

Perfectly timed with the frenzy and fun of New York Fashion Week ~ Pantone’s Fashion Color Report Fall 2012 has arrived! Here is your front row seat to the It Girls of the Fall Color Season ~ and let me tell you they are some seriously sassy shades. Say hello to Pink Flambé, Rhapsody, Chartreuse and Olympian Blue ~ to name a few…

Left to right: French Roast, Honey Gold, Pink Flambé, Tangerine Tango, Ultra Marine Green, Bright Chartreuse, Olympian Blue, Titanium, Rhapsody, Rose Smoke.

The anticipation of each Fashion Color Report may actually exceed my glee for the arrival of my September Issues. I’m always giddy to see the chosen colors for each season ~ especially how the designers opt to translate the hues via chic illustrations for their collections. It’s the perfect picture book of pretty!

Rachel Roy ~ Pink Flambé

Her fall collection features a mix of “Urban architecture meets elements of nature.” Her must-have item? The dress. Pink Flambé and frocks ~ a girl after my own heart!

Nicole Miller ~ Rhapsody and Titanium

Her fall collection is inspired by “Listening to music from the ‘70s” and her must-have item is an alpaca vest in Plum and Pine.

Nanette Lepore ~ Pink Flambé and Bright Chartreuse

J’adore Lepore. Her inspiration this season stems from another collection, Francesco Clemente’s “The Tarots” at The Uffizi. Her must-have items ~ “Lots of shirts, a skirt with movement and a jacket with an elongated smoking shape.”

Charlotte Ronson ~ Titanium and Ultra Marine Green

Her seasonal inspiration stems from a “Free-spirited bohemian lifestyle…juxtaposed with a modern and sleek ‘70s silhouette.” Must have item ~ the Oba print slip dress.

James Coviello ~ Pink Flambé and Olympian Blue

His fall inspiration ~ “The quirky color combinations of early ‘60s interior decorations — think Olive refrigerator and Pink walls.” His lust-have is “A ‘60s inspired wool swing coat in an unexpected color such as Light Rust.”

Tracy Reese ~ French Roast and Tangerine Tango

The designer says, “I love looking at interiors for fabric and color inspiration.” Her can’t-live-without item is “A printed pencil skirt. I am loving this skirt right now and I want to wear colored and patterned bottoms.”

Ella Moss ~ Ultramarine Green

For the lovely Ms. Moss, Fall 2012 is “About ‘LOVE MAGIC’ — witches and warlocks, misty landscapes, love potions and dreamy skies set the mood for colors this season.” Her seasonal lust-have? “An Ella Moss dramatic high/low hem dress…it’s so easily transitional from late summer into the fall months.”

Tommy Hilfiger ~ Rhapsody and Olympian Blue

Love Tommy’s eternal prepster vibe! His inspiration for the season? “Classic prep meets military.” His must-have is “Military-inspired outerwear with a color blocking treatment in Zinfandel, Midnight Navy or Dijon.”

All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.” ~ Marc Chagall

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