“Reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature, our Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling. From the warmth of sunny days with PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow to the invigorating feeling of breathing fresh mountain air with PANTONE 18-0107 Kale and the desire to escape to pristine waters with PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise, designers applied color in playful, yet thoughtful and precise combinations to fully capture the promises, hope, and transformation that we yearn for each Spring.” Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
I love color and use it every which way I can to design and create the leather bracelets from Jewels of the Vineyard.
The main, standout color for Spring is “Greenery” and I’ve incorporated the spring green, peridot color in styles from the Stag’s Leap Spanish Leather, St. Helena fine Italian leather and Calistoga collection of wrapped multiple strands. It’s lively and fun and adds so much vava voom to an outfit. Wear it and mix it with pieces you already have or new ones you will be adding to your wardrobe.
And then there’s Primrose Yellow. Yellow appears again for Spring in a softer shade that reminds us of the loveliness of new Spring sunshine. How good it is to see the sun after a long, cold winter. I’ve mixed it with the Pantone Island Paradise color or on its own found in the St. Helena fine Italian leather collection and the Oakville cuffs. Look for more new designs in Calistoga wraps.
In keeping with the greenery theme of Spring/Summer 2017, Pantone has chosen Kale. We all know how healthy Kale is for inside, now you can wear it on the outside! Well, not Kale itself, that would be weird. I like to use bits and pieces of Kale in designing the leather bracelets found in the Stag’s Leap and St. Helena Collections.
Pantone Spring would not be complete without a collection of blues to add to the Fall/Winter blues. Bring the blue hues of 2016 into 2017 with leather bracelets in Stag’s Leap Spanish leather, St. Helena fine Italian leather and Calistoga memory wire bracelets.
And, one more of my personal favorites from the list of colors is Flame. We can’t have fashion without some orange and Flame is it for 2017. Hot and spicy; it takes away the snow, sleet and rain of a too long winter. Think of the warmth of a flame from your fireplace and add it to your wardrobe and jewelry box in bold Spanish leather bracelets in the Stag’s Leap collection to a simple set of five orange leather bangles from the Calistoga Collection.
Whatever your color palette is, the fashion for Spring/Summer 2017 embodies the delight in new growth and the warmth of the year to come.
Keep in touch. I’ll be adding many more designs in the weeks to come. Can’t wait to start!
Written by: Jewels of the Vineyard, Napa, CA