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Forecasting: Fashion & Trends


Pantone Color of the Year 2020

ANNOUNCING PANTONE 19-4052‚Äč  CLASSIC BLUEPantone 19-4052 Classic Blue

"Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era."  (Color of the year 2020: PANTONE®)

Announcing changes ....

New databases! 

  • Sophicolor - A color service with more than 4,500 unique colors. Includes Trend Intelligence with the latest color palettes (3/2017)
  • WGSN Insight, focusing on trends and reports about  consumer insights, retail strategy, marketing and innovation, attitudes, culture, technology, social media and more.  Link is below.  Check it out!  (10/2016)

Forecast Collection, a related research guide, lists all historical & current forecasts in the FIT Library collections by company and by subject. (7/2016).  Our Historical forecast & trend reports achive collections spans from the late nineteenth century through 2016. Appointment required for all users. The materials in this collection are available for current FIT students and personnel, as well as outside researchers. Check it out!

Also, see for more information: the FIT Library Periodicals Dept. Forecast Services page.

What's Pantone?

Pantone's Color of the Year announcement for 2016 gave the best answer to this question!

Pantone Color of the Year 2019 - Fashion

ANNOUNCING PANTONE 16-1546  LIVING CORAL    Pantone Color Institute Logo (2019 - Living Coral) 

"Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment." (Color of the year 2019: PANTONE®)

Pantone Color of the Year 2018

ANNOUNCING PANTONE 18-3838 ULTRA VIOLET           Logo - Pantone Color Institute

"A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future." (Color of the year 2018: PANTONE®)

video above: ABC Television Stations, 12/7/17

For more:

Color of the year 2018: PANTONE®
New York Times article: The Future Is ... Purple, by Vanessa Friedman, 12/7/17

NPR article: Purple Is The Color Of The Year For 2018, by Camila Domonoske, 12/7/17

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