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Our Ultimate Color Trend Breakdown For Fall 2013 — Expect the Unexpected!

Oct 12 2013 - 6:30am

Who says you can't wear pink in the Winter? Fall 2013 broke the rules when it came to color trends. Head-to-toe black knocked riotous prints off the runway, while pink, orange, and red warmed things up. Cream and camel provided palette cleansers, while moody moss green and inky sapphire brought sophistication. Click through to see all the ROYGBIV glory or play favorites below.

Perfectly Pink [1]
Outré Orange [2]
Racy Red [3]
Cool Cobalt [4]
Regal Purple [5]
Mossed Out [6]
Slinky Sapphire [7]
Black Out [8]
All in Black and White [9]
Shades of Grey [10]
Snowy White [11]
Creamiest Camel [12]
Golden Age [13]

— Additional reporting by Jennifer Michalski

Perfectly Pink

If you think pink is just for sweet Spring dresses or Easter baskets, think again. Phoebe Philo, the reigning queen of Parisian cool, sent out a parade of slim coats in the palest pink, while at Carven, models rocked saturated bubble gum. If that's not enough proof, Karl Lagerfeld and Miuccia Prada [14] both sent out head-to-toe looks in the shade. Just don't call it pretty.

At left: Roksanda Ilincic [15] Fall 2013

Perfectly Pink

Chanel Fall 2013

Perfectly Pink

Miu Miu [16] Fall 2013

Perfectly Pink

J.Crew Fall 2013

Perfectly Pink

Roksanda Ilincic [17] Fall 2013

Perfectly Pink

Céline Fall 2013

Perfectly Pink

Carven Fall 2013

Outré Orange

If you are mourning neon falling out of the trend cycle, this is the shade for you. Bright, traffic-cone orange kept a sporty edge on the runways with Michael Kors [18] championing the shade in sleek, urban shapes. Try it paired with black as seen at Creatures of the Wind and Miu Miu [19] for a more wearable take on the hue.

At left: Michael Kors Fall 2013

Outré Orange

J.Crew Fall 2013

Outré Orange

Creatures of the Wind Fall 2013

Outré Orange

Michael Kors [20] Fall 2013

Outré Orange

Miu Miu [21] Fall 2013

Outré Orange

Zac Posen [22] Fall 2013

Outré Orange

Tom Ford [23] Fall 2013

Racy Red

When the finale of the Dolce & Gabbana [24] Fall 2013 show is a flood of gorgeous, crowned models all in bejeweled crimson, you know it's a major color moment. Mostly seen unadorned in suits and sheaths, red took the forefront at Nina Ricci [25] and Valentino in Paris, while Marc by Marc Jacobs [26] made it downtown friendly.

At left: Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013

Racy Red

Nina Ricci [27] Fall 2013

Racy Red

Dolce & Gabbana [28] Fall 2013

Racy Red

Carolina Herrera [29] Fall 2013

Racy Red

Marc by Marc Jacobs [30] Fall 2013

Racy Red

Valentino Fall 2013

Racy Red

Oscar de la Renta [31] Fall 2013

Cool Cobalt

Cobalt seems to be the color with the most staying power, continuing its popularity season after season. And why not? It's one of the most universally flattering shades, stands out without being loud, and works with every neutral in your closet. Valentino took it for a Delft-inspired trip, while Milly hit the streets of NYC with easy separates. Can you take your favorite cobalt piece from Summer to Fall? Yes, you can.

At left: Valentino Fall 2013

Cool Cobalt

Milly Fall 2013

Cool Cobalt

Missoni [32] Fall 2013

Cool Cobalt

Michael Kors [33] Fall 2013

Cool Cobalt

Valentino Fall 2013

Cool Cobalt

Kenzo [34] Fall 2013

Cool Cobalt

Oscar de la Renta [35] Fall 2013

Regal Purple

A more traditional Fall jewel tone, rich purple laid claim to its throne this season. Stella McCartney [36] went for oversize shapes while Ralph Lauren [37] brought out the luxe in the hue with plushy velvets. Keep an eye on the color for nighttime with embellished options from Zac Posen [38] and shimmering shifts at Vera Wang [39].

At left: Stella McCartney Fall 2013

Regal Purple

Ralph Lauren [40] Fall 2013

Regal Purple

J.Crew Fall 2013

Regal Purple

Vera Wang [41] Fall 2013

Regal Purple

Stella McCartney [42] Fall 2013

Regal Purple

Elie Saab [43] Fall 2013

Regal Purple

Zac Posen [44] Fall 2013

Mossed Out

When Pantone [45] predicted deep lichen green as one of Fall's top colors for 2013, a collective groan was heard. But leave it to the cool crowd to make a prediction a must-have reality. At Céline and Calvin Klein [46] Collection, it took the form of sculpted coats, while 3.1 Phillip Lim [47] gave an almost military spin in slouchy separates. Who's groaning now?

At left: 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2013

Mossed Out

Calvin Klein [48] Fall 2013

Mossed Out

Céline Fall 2013

Mossed Out

Louis Vuitton [49] Fall 2013

Mossed Out

Ralph Lauren [50] Fall 2013

Mossed Out

3.1 Phillip Lim [51] Fall 2013

Mossed Out

Prabal Gurung [52] Fall 2013

Slinky Sapphire

Time to join the navy! As part of the more subdued palette of Fall 2013, inky shades of blue stepped front and center for day and evening alike. It's a great option for those who feel black looks too harsh. Whether in a navy coat at Miu Miu [53] or peekaboo lace at Elie Saab [54], there's a seductiveness to the hue this season that isn't to be missed.

At left: Miu Miu Fall 2013

Slinky Sapphire

Elie Saab [55] Fall 2013

Slinky Sapphire

J. Mendel Fall 2013

Slinky Sapphire

Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2013

Slinky Sapphire

Miu Miu [56] Fall 2013

Slinky Sapphire

Mulberry Fall 2013

Slinky Sapphire

Christopher Kane [57] Fall 2013

Slinky Sapphire

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti [58] Fall 2013

Black Out

After seasons of clashing colorful prints dominating the runway, the fashion flock rebelled. And what's more rebellious than all black? Riccardo Tischi's Givenchy [59] Fall 2013 collection was almost entirely black, while Hedi Slimane ended his Saint Laurent [60] show with an armada of black-leather-mini-clad models. Suddenly, black is the new black.

At left: Elie Saab [61] Fall 2013

Black Out

Givenchy [62] Fall 2013

Black Out

Chanel Fall 2013

Black Out

Dolce & Gabbana [63] Fall 2013

Black Out

Ralph Lauren [64] Fall 2013

Black Out

Saint Laurent [65] Fall 2013

Black Out

Prada [66] Fall 2013

All in Black and White

OK, OK, black and white are technically two colors, but they were seen together so often on the Fall 2013 runways that they became their own unique color trend. Try it colorblocked like at Chloé or The Row, or do contrasting B&W prints like Proenza Schouler [67]. If it feels too stark, add a colorful accessory, but for us, it's all about the contrast.

At left: Proenza Schouler Fall 2013

All in Black and White

Derek Lam [68] Fall 2013

All in Black and White

Valentino Fall 2013

All in Black and White

Chloé Fall 2013

All in Black and White

The Row Fall 2013

All in Black and White

Proenza Schouler [69] Fall 2013

All in Black and White

Carolina Herrera [70] Fall 2013

Shades of Gray

Do we dare blame the prevalence of gray on the ever-popular book? Or are we just ready for the ultimate in minimalist colors? Alexander Wang [71] made a strong textural statement at his NYC show, while Armani [72] gave his signature beige a break for shades of slate and stone. The wonderful part of such a neutral color being worn head to toe is that it puts all the focus on the cut of the clothes — the perfect accent to this season's sculpted shapes.

At left: Alexander Wang Fall 2013

Shades of Gray

Hermès Fall 2013

Shades of Gray

Louis Vuitton [73] Fall 2013

Shades of Gray

Emporio Armani [74] Fall 2013

Shades of Gray

Alexander Wang [75] Fall 2013

Shades of Gray

Chloé Fall 2013

Shades of Gray

Stella McCartney [76] Fall 2013

Snowy White

Winter white is back! Isabel Marant [77] showed nearly half of her pared-down Fall 2013 collection in ivory (down to the wait-list-ready boots), while Sarah Burton depended on the hue for much of her highly edited Alexander McQueen [78] show. Ivory, cream, white — doesn't matter what you call it, but trust us, you'll be wearing it come Fall.

At left: Alexander McQueen Fall 2013

Snowy White

Proenza Schouler [79] Fall 2013

Snowy White

Isabel Marant [80] Fall 2013

Snowy White

Elie Saab [81] Fall 2013

Snowy White

Alexander McQueen [82] Fall 2013

Snowy White

Mulberry Fall 2013

Snowy White

Altuzarra [83] Fall 2013

Creamiest Camel

Is there anything more classic than a camel coat for Winter? Not only did we get standout toppers at Donna Karan [84] and Derek Lam [85], but Hermès and Rachel Zoe [86] worked it into seductive suede and leather separates. The most modern way to wear the neutral shade is with black or white — can you tell it's all about simplicity yet?

At left: Donna Karan Fall 2013

Creamiest Camel

Marc Jacobs [87] Fall 2013

Creamiest Camel

Hermès Fall 2013

Creamiest Camel

3.1 Phillip Lim [88] Fall 2013

Creamiest Camel

Rachel Zoe [89] Fall 2013

Creamiest Camel

Derek Lam [90] Fall 2013

Creamiest Camel

Donna Karan [91] Fall 2013

Golden Age

You got to have a little glitter, right? From day to night, designers were seeing plenty of gold for Fall 2013. Work it into a luxe brocade like Temperley or let it turn liquid like Marc Jacobs [92]'s slip dresses. Want to stand out at a holiday party? Pick Wes Gordon [93]'s multimetal dress and coat combo. Go get gilded!

At left: Marc Jacobs Fall 2013

Golden Age

Wes Gordon [94] Fall 2013

Golden Age

Marc Jacobs [95] Fall 2013

Golden Age

Christian Siriano Fall 2013

Golden Age

Paul & Joe [96] Fall 2013

Golden Age

Temperley London [97] Fall 2013

Golden Age

L'Wren Scott Fall 2013


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