Gold & Silver
The red carpet is always about sparkle and shine, but this year’s actresses brought it to a new level. Many appeared in head-to-toe shades of golds and silvers knowing just how to turn heads in the spotlight.
Open Chest Dress
A huge trend we have been seeing on the award show red carpet for years has been the plunging neckline. Each year celebrities have been a little more bold with this trend, but this might be the year for the farthest they can go.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
With spring just around the corner, these celebrities have paved the way with pretty pastels and delicate appliqué details and a touch of drama. Some key elements of the trend are light and sheer fabrics, tight busts, and a long silhouette. Get ready for some spring flowers, because this trend has just bloomed.
Bold & Bright
Celebrities are always looking for ways to be inventive on the red carpet, and this year we saw some simple fabrics with bright colors that packed a bunch. Out with the classic reds and in with the hot pinks and vivid yellows.
Several stars appeared on the red carpet with gowns that made a big (and poofy) statement. This trend plays on the traditional ball gown but with an exciting modern twist, such as a high-low cut like Janelle Monae or a deep neckline like Zendaya.
The flawless hair, the beautiful smile, the supermodel figure- the 70’s would not have been the same without Fawcett. She was an angel on the screen and cool on the street. Farrah was the inspiration for most fashions during the hippie loving decade and lately it seems like the fashion world now! These past few seasons we’ve seen a flood of 70’s inspiration which led me to this collection of favorite Fawcett style moments.
Right down to the bell bottoms, her style communicates a mix of fun, sexy, and a touch of attitude. Granted, with gold locks like that who needs anything but jeans and a t-shirt?
Hot colors sprinkled with tints that make you want to stop and smell the flowers. Delicate yet bold this trend emphasizes the natural shapes of nature and leading the eye throughout the scene. An important piece to this trend is the closeness and clustered shapes, creating a cluster of hues and shades. A perfect way to warm up to spring.
Note: Although not added to the color palette, it is important the flowers lay against a grey or dark background.
This mood board communicates the natural mystery of the color blue, playing off its bright highlights and deep shadows. Different from the vibrant blue often seen when looking at the color blueberry, this Bright Blueberry focuses on the bright light blue when shining against the dark shaded blue. Although blue is the center color, mixes of purple is often seen as a transition color within the palette.
A mix of misty greens and pastels, turquoise gives an underlying shine which pulls simple designs into the modern world. It is often accompanied by neutrals and straight lines, but for this mood board it is important it holds a stream-like fluidity. It has a washed-out look that holds an antique atmosphere.
Bold orange softened by light yellows, peaches, and mild greys. Features rich colors, romantic scenery, and flowers, making it fresh and youthful. Includes pops of orange which bring excitement, but do not overwhelm the picture.
For the 2016 Color of the Year, Pantone experts chose two colors that they felt truly represent the spirit of the times. Rose Quarts and Serenity- a dreamy duo seen throughout photography and fashion which has set new standards for modern art. Just as the pieces we see, these colors are simple yet hold a strong message behind them.
“In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, stated in this year’s press release.
To summarize this year’s shining moments in the design world, here is a color mood board I have collected. What do you think- were these the right colors to choose for this year?