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THE COLOR WAY

Does your product mix have a runway-ready palette? Get up to speed with our Fall/Winter 19/20 color report.

TOP 12 TONES FOR FALL 2019

Dark Cheddar, Orange Tiger, and Sugar Almond. Intriguing names aside, the color palette for Fall is rich, delectable, and surprising.

The experts at the Pantone Color Institute have pinpointed 12 standout hues from the Fall/Winter 19/20 New York Fashion Week runways for the upcoming season. And, it’s a multifaceted mix of savory and sweet (like Chili Pepper or Peach Pink) and adventurous and thoughtful (such as Biking Red or Galaxy Blue).

“Colors for Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 range from easy and sophisticated to strikingly different and unique,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “This palette of versatile hues builds a sense of empowerment and confidence, enabling the wearer to choose the colors that best reflect his or her mood and persona.”

To bring this new palette to life, we scoured Fall/Winter 19/20 runways from New York to Milan plus ID’d the hottest, tone-trendy eyewear styles.

Mix and match these hues within your eyewear assortment and optical interior for a fresh feel. —KERRI ANN RAIMO

1 BIKING RED

This deep red rocked the Rebecca Minkoff runway, topped off with the brand’s Gloria 2 frame from Safilo.

Photo: Rebecca Minkoff/Safilo

2 BLUESTONE

Marc Jacobs has got it covered with this thoughtful blue hue.

Photo: Marc Jacobs/Safilo

3 CHILI PEPPER

The Roberto Cavalli RC5093 from Marcolin turns up the heat.

4 DARK CHEDDAR

Cheddar is chic with the Salvatore Ferragamo SF950SL from Marchon Eyewear.

5 EDEN

The Michael Kors runway served up fierce forest green, topped off with a sun style inspired by the Michael Kors MK2101 from Luxottica.

Photo: Michael Kors/Luxottica

6 FRUIT DOVE

The Balenciaga BB0064O from Kering offers an over-the-top pop of pink.

7 GALAXY BLUE

Out-of-this-world style was achieved on the Max Mara runway. Plus, the brand’s MM Linda sunglass from Safilo added a touch of bold blue embellished by an all-over crocodile pattern.

Photo: Max Mara/Safilo

8 ORANGE TIGER

Orange roars this season—illustrated here on the Carolina Herrera runway.

9 PEACH PINK +
10 CRÈME DE PÊCHE

All was peachy on the Carolina Herrera runway.

11 Rocky Road

The Tom Ford FT5532 from Marcolin stays on trend with its earthy brown hue and keyhole bridge, plus features ready-to-wear Blue Block lenses.

12 SUGAR ALMOND

The Fendi runway featured sweet shades of brown, plus the brand’s Karligraphy sunglass, style FF 0399/S from Safilo.