Pantone's Colour of the Year is called Classic Blue. Here is why it's relevant, and why it may help us save the planet.
Pantone's Colour of the Year 2020 is Classic Blue, a versatile, classic and above all, safe, hue.
But why so blue, Pantone? Where has your mojo gone? Where is the Tangerine Tango of 2012? The Marsala of 2015? Since when has fashion been 'safe'?
This conservative colour is actually a very good reflection of the current mood of fashion, and indeed of society as a whole. There is a lot of uncertainty about the future of the earth (thanks, Greta Thunberg) and a lot of questioning the wisdom of indulging in gleeful consumerism as we have known it. Sustainability seems to be the new black, Marie Kondo is a superstar (or at least a small planet), recycling shops are smiling, and wearing an outfit more than once is suddenly considered cool.
Enter Classic Blue, meant not only to soothe our frazzled nerves and restore our sanity, but to help us build more sustainable wardrobes.
How? Classic Blue is very versatile, and goes with a lot of other colours, meaning you can use it to create more outfits from what you already own. Not only that, but it suits a large range of skin tones, so it's harder to buy the wrong thing and letting it sit, head hanging, in the wardrobe because it doesn't suit you as well as the saleslady said it did. Plus, it's not going to go out of fashion in a hurry- you can wear it again next year
I'm excited! I love fashion that doesn't go out of fashion.
So stock up when Classic Blue hits the shops (look for good quality fabric) and use it to build your long-lasting, sustainable wardrobe.
Let's save the earth and look fabulous doing so!
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