The colors of New York Fashion Week

Functionality and adaptability are clearly reflected in the colors of New York Fashion Week. According to the trend report for the fall/winter season 2024/2025 from the US color institute Pantone, natural, yet energetic tones support people’s hybrid lifestyle.

In New York, designers use a rich and earthy color palette that highlights tones derived from natural pigments, gives space to medium and neutral shades and has a mix of elegance and practicality. The conveyed timelessness slows down trend cycles and leads to more conscious consumption.

“The NYFW Fall/Winter 2024/2025 colors strive for a balance between the familiar and the new and exciting, representing longevity and seasonless style,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Functional and adaptable, reliable and robust, they serve our increasingly hybrid lifestyles by providing a strong chromatic foundation while adding playful and energetic accents for magical moments.”

Colors with reliability and energy at New York Fashion Week

Rich, cheerful colors form an ensemble of nuances that usher in autumn and winter, which are based on the tones that nature presents at the end of the year. Another classic, neutral palette that can be used timelessly and extensively completes the colorful experience. Pantone has identified 15 colors that will dominate the collections of the coming fall/winter season.

Bright autumn

The first component of the New York Fashion Week palette is reminiscent of the rich colors of autumn leaves in shades of green, red and brown. The inspiration of closeness to nature can be seen here in bright features.

Pantone 16-1348 TCX ‘Tomato Cream’ is a strong, warm color.

‘Tomato Cream’ at Juzui FW24/25. Image: ©Launchmetrics/spotlight

Pantone 19-1558 TCX ‘Scarlet Smile’ draws on the glamor and decadence of a rich red.

'Scarlet Smile' at Kim Shui FW24/25.
‘Scarlet Smile’ at Kim Shui FW24/25. Image: ©Launchmetrics/spotlight

Pantone 17-0839 TCX ‘Golden Palm’ reminiscent of a green illuminated by the autumn sun.

Golden Palm at Son Jung Fan FW24/25.
Golden Palm at Son Jung Fan FW24/25. Image: ©Launchmetrics/spotlight

Pantone 19-5421 TCX ‘Aventurine’ consists of a mineral clay that has power and combines rich green with hints of blue.

'Aventurine' at Patbo FW24/25.
‘Aventurine’ at Patbo FW24/25. Image: ©Launchmetrics/spotlight

Pantone 17-1464 TCX ‘Red Orange’ has energy as its defining characteristic, released through a mix of red and orange tones.

Pantone 16-0430 TCX ‘Fern’ with its leafy green radiates the settling down nature of autumn.

Bright lightness

Delicate blue and white herald the deceleration of winter. Light clouds, the winter sky and the ever-shortening days, which can bring mystical sunsets, express the following colors.

Pantone 14-4307 TCX ‘Winter Sky’ reflects an icy light blue that can have a cooling and calming effect.

'Winter Sky' at Lapointe F24.
‘Winter Sky’ at Lapointe FW24/25. Image: ©Launchmetrics/spotlight

Pantone 19-2514 TCX ‘Italian Plum’ has the rich purple of the Italian plum that gives it its name.

Pantone 11-0700 TCX ‘Lucent White’ shines in a simple white that brightens dark evenings.

'Lucent White' at Puma FW24/25.
‘Lucent White’ at Puma FW24/25. Image: ©Launchmetrics/spotlight

Pantone 14-4500 TCX ‘Moonstruck’ is reminiscent of light clouds that have a subtle gray.

Practicality through neutral tones

The color palette is supplemented with five additional neutral tones that have practical and essential characteristics. Due to their versatility, they can find a reserved factor in exciting combinations or be used monochrome as a haven of calm.

Pantone 12-0000 TCX ‘White Swan’ features an elegant off-white tone that has the grace of a swan.

'White Swan' at Halperin FW24/25.
‘White Swan’ at Halperin FW24/25. Image: ©Launchmetrics/spotlight

Pantone 17-1422 TCX ‘Raw Umber’ indicates a subtle connection to the earth.

Pantone 18-0403 TCX ‘Dark Gull Gray’ With a rich gray, it offers a timeless combination option.

'Dark Gull Gray' at Helmut Lang FW24/25.
‘Dark Gull Gray’ at Helmut Lang FW24/25. Image: ©Launchmetrics/spotlight

Pantone 19-3812 TCX ‘Baritone Blue’ has deep dark characteristics that represent elegance and quality.

'Barritone Blue' at Jason Wu FW24/25.
‘Baritone Blue’ on Jason Wu FW24/25. Image: ©Launchmetrics/spotlight

Pantone 18-0935 TCX ‘Buckthorn Brown’ reminiscent of the golden tones of autumn and offers a stable base for every look.

'Buckthorn Brown' at Private Policy FW24/25.
‘Buckthorn Brown’ at Private Policy FW24/25. Image: ©Launchmetrics/spotlight