Greenery- Pantone 15-0343. Image PANTONE
On December 8th 2016, Pantone released its Color of the Year for 2017. it’s a colour that’s meant to influence all facets of design for the following year, including fashion, jewelry, architecture, electronics, interior décor, et cetera.
Greenery- Pantone 15-0343- is the lucky colour slated to be seen everywhere this year, an invigoratingly bright shade of yellow- green that “evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew… Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.” It’s the colour of all things springtime, a truly lovely shade.
I’ve no doubts that we’ll be seeing Greenery everywhere in fashion this year, especially given it’s frequent appearance all over the runways for the past few seasons. I’m excited to see how designers incorporate it into their collections.
Greenery- Pantone 15-0343. Image PANTONE
Even if bright green garments don’t fit your style, it’s an easy colour to incorporate into your wardrobe using green hued accessories, jewelry and makeup. Vividly bright and eyecatching, it’s a colour that will add pep to everyday outfits, and because it’s so striking, it takes only the smallest touch of green to create a memorable outfit. For instance I love black and the darker shades of blue, charcoal and grey- often going for days in dark looks. But my favourite accessories to add are either a pair of beautiful emerald and yellow gold solitaire earrings or another of giant peridot and white gold solitaires (that I just realized are very close to the Pantone colour!). Though they’re different shades, the green of the stones seems to glow even in the dimmest light and is the perfect touch of colour.
Here’s some Greenery inspiration to get you in the mood!
Vionnet F/w 2014. Image VOGUE.COM
Oscar de la Renta S/s 2015 (both looks on left), Jeremy Scott’s S/s 2016 (both looks on left). Image VOGUE.COM/BUSINESSOFFASHION
Jasper Conran S/S 2017 (far left, centre left), Gucci Resort 2016 (centre right), Gucci F/W 2017 (far right). Image VOGUE UK/VOGUE/COM
Emilio Pucci S/s 2017. Image VOGUE.COM
Accessories are the perfect thing to add punch to your outfit, especially if you’re not drawn to lime green garments: (clockwise from centre left) Judith Leiber ‘Born Whilst Travelling’ Camel Crystal Pavé Minaudière, Moschino Fluo Green Logo, Prada Patent Leather Belt, Dior ‘Lady Dior’ mini bag, vintage Hermes Birkin bag, Charlotte Olympia Cirtus Clutch, Jimmy Choo Anouk Patent Leather Pointy Toe Pumps, Kat Maconie Abigail Neon Platforms, Charlotte Olympia Neon Edith Sandal, Jimmy Choo Varia Colorblock Patent Slingback Pump. Image BERGDORFGOODMAN.COM/NEIMANMARCUS.COM/LYST.COM/KATMACONIE.COM/ENDOURCE.COM
Smaller accessories: (clockwise, from top left) Versace Butterfly Barocco silk scarf, Dolce & Gabbana Lime Aqua Panther Print cotton scarf, Sonia Rykiel pear green fur scarf, Fratelli Orsini fur cuff leather gloves, Fendi Alphabet iPhone 6 case, Dolce & Gabbana Verde Leopard iPhone case, Prada Postcard sunglasses, Gucci Green Mirrored square sunglasses, Fendi Pom Pom and Alphabet fur handbag charm. Image LYST.COM/FASHIONPILE.COM/PRETAVOIR.CO.UK/PRET-A-BEAUTE.COM/MODAOPERENDI.COM/COMOMILANO.COM/iKRIX.COM
Peridot perfectly matches the zesty, bright colour of Greenery, luckily high end jewelers often feature the vivid stone in their designs. Some fabulous sparklers: (clockwise from centre left): Pomellato Nudo rings in rose gold, Ippolita Lollipop earrings and bracelet in rose gold, a vintage peridot and tanzanite Chanel Haute Joaillerie clover ring in yellow gold, a pair of lacy Plima chandelier earrings, an Ippolita Rock Candy tennis bracelet in rose gold, a pair of Madhouse designs diamond, peridot and tsavorites “Melting Ice” earrings in white gold, a Tiffany & Co. Rainbow Drop lariat necklace in white gold, Theo Fennell diamond and peridot Empress Drop earring sin white gold, Theo Fennell peridot and pink coral Parrot cufflinks in yellow gold, vintage Bulgari Chandra ring in peridot, yellow gold and white ceramic, Elsa Perretti for Tiffany & Co. Open Heart peridot pendant in yellow gold. Images THEJEWELLERYEDITOR.COM/THEOFENNELL.COM/1STDIBS.COM/LUXURY5TH.COM/NEIMANMARCUS.COM
There are plenty of bright green options available for those who prefer fashion jewelry as well: (clockwise, from centre left) Oscar de la Renta resin and enamel Lily pad necklace, Atelier Swarovski by Sandy Powell Leaf necklace, earrings and cuff bracelet, Jonette Jewelry “Lime Slice” pendant necklace, Amrapali x Manish Arora Naho necklace, vintage Hermès enamel cuff, Tribe Amrapali x Manish Arora stud earrings, Neolithic Jewelry resin bangle. Image BERGDOFGOODMAN.COM/CRYSTALBLOG.COM/AMAZON.COM/AMRAPALIJEWELS.COM/1STDIBS.COM/NEOLITHICJEWELRY.COM
Fabulous runway makeup- clockwise from top left: Thierry Mugler S/s 2012, Vivienne Westwood Red Label S/s 2012, Dior Haute Couture Spring 2010, Atelier Versace S/s 2013. Image VOGUE.COM/WWD
So what do you think? Will you be adding some green to your ensembles?
Xx – Ana