OPR presents Color Portfolio’s A/W 18-19 Trend Report

Trend 1 Fall 18 for PV


The Renaissance time period influences the modern day woman.
Velvet, Chiffon, Silk, and Brocade fabrics are key.  Jeweled embellishments emerge on sweaters, blouses, dresses and outerwear.
Dark floral patterns feature Roses and a garden variety of flowers. 
Hazy, worn out wallpaper patterns and paisley prints create a vintage look. 
Silhouettes feature puff sleeves, and voluminous sleeves.
Bodices and corsets emerge on dresses and blouses, creating a feminine silhouette.  Longer hems are key in dresses and skirts.

Double exposure portrait of young confident businessman.


As the stock market climbs, and companies promise to bring back more jobs, people are going back to work, and they will be dressing up or dressing down. 

In Menswear, sports and the classics combine to promote a new informality. There is a play on sartorial tradition but it is built around re-inventing the suit or the jacket and pants combo, trying to make the classic 2-piece suit relevant for the modern or younger consumer. Dressing down continues taking tailored clothing and mixing it with streetwear.  New silhouettes feature loosely fitted and baggy apparel, coats are boxy.

Menswear continues to inspire women’s apparel.  Classic wool, double breasted blazers are worn over loose fitting slacks.  Jackets feature exaggerated shoulders, and trousers are flowing. Casual separates create a less formal look, featuring sweaters, blouses, and longer skirts which create a more feminine look. 

Classic patterns such as Herringbone, Glen plaid, and Tartan plaids are relevant.

colorful autumn leaves on wood background, nature


Country Ready features apparel inspired by the outdoor country side and Scandinavian influence. Autumn shades emerge such as burnt Gold, rustic Browns, organic Greens, and Red. Vegetable tone colors are new for Leather and Suede.  Soft, brushed finishes emerge on fabrics, quilted fabrics continue, and corduroy is an important fabrication. Heavy textured knits and low gauge sweaters create a hand-crafted appeal.

In Men’s, shirt jackets, vests, and sweaters are key layering pieces.  Silhouettes feature cargo pockets on tops, jackets, and bottoms. Rustic plaids and hunting patterns are key.

In Women’s apparel, warm and cozy is the key look, with emphasis on layering of silhouettes. Long skirts and dresses create a country, casual look. American motifs, buffalo plaids, bandana prints, and bed quilting designs emerge.  Feathers and fringe are key details.

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