Freeman Cebu Lifestyle

The 2013 color book

Stacy Danika S. Alcantara - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines - One of the most important aspects of fashion is color play.  You can have the perfect cut, the perfect style, the right kind of accessories but if there is something that’s sure to breathe life into all the key looks and fashion pieces, it is color.  Color has the power to change moods, to play with feelings, to excite, to enrage, to entrap.

As the years and seasons change, so do color trends.  Here, trend machine Lenzing tips us in on the perfect palettes to take note of as we welcome a fresh start and the end of the old world as we know it.

Theme 1: Sensual Summer

Think of a hot tropical sun blazing over limpid waters and pristine white sand and you have the perfect recipe for a hot and happening summer.  The 2013 sensual summer palette is all about hot days and even hotter nights marked with intense levels of desire best captured in textiles with a slinky and sophisticated feel, as Fashionisng.com would be quick to put it.  Fabrics that are perfect for this palette would be jacquards, light-reflecting satins, open weave skirts, and jerseys.


Theme 2: Serenity and the Blues

Calm waters, a cerulean sky, a soft salty breeze blowing over.  Serenity is all about the forces that seek to calm the spirit and what better palette to channel this vibe than a rich mix of the most peaceful blues from indigo to cobalt to turquoise.  This color palette brings us back to the simplicity of nature and the authentic desire to leave all tensions and pressures behind.


Theme 3: Colorquake

Bringing opposites together can make for a very interesting combination.  It’s no wonder Lenzing cited the clashes and contrasts of this mishmash between hard-core urban hues and lush earthy tones a palette perfect for those who are bursting with life.


Theme 4: Pop-up Lushness

The parched earth and the radiant leaves of the tropics feed into our thirst for swashbuckling adventures deep within the jungles of goodness-knows-where.  This palette transcends prints, making it a perfect play of textures.  Think about native materials and rough surfaces that lend an interesting tactility to the wearer.


Theme 5: Precious Opaque

The sartorial alchemy of gemstones and minerals is perhaps one of the easiest come-ons that this palette has.  Here, we part ways with the sweet pastel hues of the previous year as we make way to a bolder selection of modern tones that will lend a chic vibe to transparent and airy fabrics. (Sources: Fashionising.com; Lenzing)

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