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Monday, December 10, 2012
The color emerald was just announced as Pantone's color of the year for 2013. According to the color agency, the hue represents “clarity, renewal and rejuvenation.” One fashion designer Nanette Lepore was clearly clairvoyant on the importance of emerald in her spring 2013 collection.
The bright jewel shade was the most prominent color on her runway in both solids and a range of botanical prints, often mixed together. Her accessories of handbags and shoes also reflected the significance of emerald green. There was an upscale garden party feeling to this collection, with white, back and shades of last year's color of the year, tangerine thrown in. (See the rest of the collection here.) You would think the cheerful look of the clothing would transfer into happier looks on the models, but they looked rather annoyed as a whole. Why is that necessary?
Nanette Lepore is one of the most prominent advocates for Save the Garment Center and keeping fashion manufacturing in New York. Believe it or not, with the efforts of designer like herself, garment production in this country has actually risen 11% in the recent year. Let's hope more designers jump on this bandwagon.
Pantone chooses the color of the year based on factors like travel destinations, uses in popular art and film. After the color is announced, watch the trickle effect into home interior and fashion design, beauty trends and advertising graphics. Peter Pan has never been so fashionable.