Some are referring to this as pastels but we prefer the title sherbet. It can be bright, clean and fresh but also softer or more subdued. Next season is very feminine and this youthful palette is very new. Think soft sharp shades of blue, yellow, apricot, pink, lilac and green.
Naomi Harris in flowing shade of sherbet tulle from Gucci at the opening of the Cannes 2017 Film festival.
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Marie Clare UK
Jess Wood this week writes;
Delicate sugared almond shades have shaken off their Hyacinth Bucket connotations and turned themselves into a fashion statement. Preen’s standout show, inspired by saris and womens’ rights movements, was a masterclass in how to do pretty and powerful – with one-shouldered dresses and draped shapes in delicate shades of palest pink and green. The big news: lilac, that most Queen Mums-y of shades, is set for a major comeback. Buy a lilac bag now. Or have yourself a scoop of Neapolitan, like Celine’s cream and pink combo.
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While Pantone are predicting a bright palette for Spring Summer 2018 for prints. Do look at their reviews and forecasts at pantone.com.
At The Print affair we advocate using as many spheres of influence as possible. You make go soft, brighter or dustier but which ever way you go these new colours are a welcome change.