Ahead of the F/W22 women’s wear buying season, we present key color
predictions using the extensive color swatch collections from
Recharge and reset
In Fall/Winter 2022 American society continues to pursue “a new
normal” with a slower pace of life and a renewed emphasis on health
and wellbeing. It’s time to recharge the batteries and reset one’s
value system, focusing on spirituality, community and the environment.
Weather patterns are unpredictable and consumers will become more
aware of seasonal changes, while still desiring trans-seasonal color
palettes in some instances. This will have a direct impact on color
Celebrating a successful harvest with a feast or festival dates back
centuries and can be found in various forms the world over. It’s a
busy time of year for farming communities as they gather in the crops;
imagine golden fields of wheat under pink and orange skies. It’s a
modern take on a classic fall palette.
Color Palette: A variety of yellow, ochre, brown, rust and orange
shades associate with mauve.
Indian philosophers believe that flowers have a spiritual
significance; that when they share their beauty with us, they can put
us in touch with a sense of eternity. Flowers speak to us when we know
how to listen to them. As the trend for trans-seasonal palettes
increases so does our desire for these beautiful floral colors in all
seasons. This palette works for dresses and blouses in solid colors or
prints all season long.
Color Palette: Shades of peach, pink, plum and violet are tempered by
dark green, earthy brown and cream beige.
Visiting the beach in the off-season can be just as alluring as in
summer. The pale fire exuded by the sun, full of Vitamin D, can fight
off winter blues. Walking on sand is beneficial to strengthening
muscles. This palette works well for faux fur, feathers and knits.
Color Palette: Icy shades of peach, pink and violet work back to sand
colored neutrals and navy, plus blue and green the colors of sea
In many U.S. and European places it snows less often than 20 or 30
years ago, due to global warming. Now and then, swirling snowstorms do
cover city streets and country fields alike. It’s an opportunity to
dress in layers and enjoy a winter wonderland that is often fleeting.
It’s a classic palette for heavier knits, plaids and teddy fur.
Color Palette: Classic shades of forest green, ochre, bright red, dark
red and blue are key colors. They are mixed with greyed neutrals, navy
and white popped with neon blue.