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S/S 22 COLOR DECODING: Casual wear

The abundantly colorful, cheery and relaxing Spring Summer 22 color range infuses casual wear with a nourishing and refreshing light.

Continuing on from winter, reds secure their special place in the coming casual collections, in mouthwatering and sunny harmonies of oranges and pinks. Pastels vaunt a simplicity marked by poetic light, wrapping next season’s fashions in a benign halo.

UNDER A SOLAR INFLUENCE

Powered by reddish shades, the color harmonies for S/S22 exude a bright, sunny energy. Casual fabrics are bathed in a soft summery light, enhanced by tender wash-outs. Garment-washed developments are envisioned in “Candy Pink” hues or “Peachy Pleasure” oranges, with worn effects exposing the irregularities in deliberately thicker wefts.

Cottons are teamed with Lyocell to lend softened handles and a sensual simplicity to no-gender garments such as loose-fitting jeans and overshirts.

The use of naturally pigmented cotton results in harmonies forged of spicy hues such as “Burning Cinnamon” and “Frosty Lobster” oranges. Woven shirts combine the look of cotton with the suppleness of cellulose to create fluid shapes. Influenced by solar tone-on-tones, prints invite us to recall memories of far-off lands, thanks to summery travel vignettes illustrated in pinkish and reddish tones.

Graduated stripes evoke warm sunsets, while ethnic-style prints blur into hazy shades of “Fiery Orange” and “Spicy Raspberry” pink. These are perfect for embellishing smaller pieces such as short skirts and shorts, for a confidently innocent look. Knits are enlivened by intense chiné tones in shades of “Frosty Lobster” orange for second-skin dresses or tops. In knits, light jerseys incorporate cotton and polyamide-elastane, worked in soft hues like “Candy Pink”. Cotton and viscose blend fleece with a punchy, energized look punch up easy-living athleisure tops such as square zip-up hoodies and oversized cardigans.

REFRESHING PASTELS

Pastels cast a refreshing light over the season’s casual apparel. Soft harmonies are inspired by a poetic simplicity, and are coupled with neat textures for a style exuding pale refinement.

Nudes like “Digital Skin” and “Pearl” beige feature on cotton piqués and micro-jacquards, for dresses and men’s and women’s polo-style tees. Light double-face fleeces in cotton/linen reveal a “Citrine” yellow face that plays on surprising chromatic effects. Viscose blended with cotton lends a certain fluidity to ribbed knits. Ribs are embellished with a chiné look, and come in fresh pastels like “Acidic Atoll” or “Peachy Pleasure” orange. Terries go in for “Nitrogen Mauve” and “Poly-Periwinkle”, imparting a relaxing note to the ensemble. 

Classic prints including stripes and checks are worked in acidic pastel harmonies tinged with a refreshing sweetness, combining graduated warm shades like “Candy Pink”, “Pharma Blue” and “Dizzy Menthol” green, diluted with deeper shades such as “Spicy Raspberry”, “Blazing Orange” and “Nicotine Blue”.

In wovens, a chambray style is conveyed in very pale blues such as “Poly-Periwinkle”, right for Lyocell blends that are a mix of comfort and sophistication. In shirts and dresses, cotton/linen blends vaunt a clean casual look, as if caressed by a setting sun, generating very subtle wear and washout effects.

Surfaces catch the eye with shivering textures, worked in nuanced pastels like “Dizzy Menthol” green, for feminine blouses and dresses –  promising a very tactile freshness for the upcoming spring-summer collections.

You can find our other color decodings here, and the Première Vision Paris Spring/Summer 22 color range.

 

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