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Trend Concepts A/W 20/21

Global Colour
WGSN presents the essential tones to kickstart your A/W 20/21
design development, plus our five key colours for the season
Action Points
WGSN's Global Colour Forecast provides your first view of what A/W
20/21 will look like. This season, colours will be inspired by the duality
of life at the start of a new decade, when we will spend more time
inhabiting the digital world, and the urge to connect with and protect
nature will also intensify. This is reflected in two palettes – one
featuring true natural tones, and the other with unmistakably artificial
hues.
1. Celebrate digital tones: We will continue to spend more time
interacting through screens, and this will change the way we view
colour. It's time to embrace unashamedly artificial hues.
2. Focus on sustainable colours: Explore tones that can be produced
with less harm to the environment, as well as colours that will feel
relevant beyond autumn/winter.
3. Embrace single-colour statements: In an era overloaded with
information, focusing on a single colour will be an increasingly
important way to stand out and make a pure statement, especially on
social media.
4. Upgrade your neutrals: We will expect more from colour in an
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increasingly visual age, and this includes neutrals. Browns, blues and
greys will become more sophisticated, and consumer preconceptions
of them as being dull or boring will shift.
5. Make palettes transseasonal: Include typically summer hues in
winter collections, and vice versa, to create designs that are more
flexible, and less tied to a particular season.

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Palette A/W 20/21

Global Colour
Natural
Colours have an authentically
natural quality, ranging from deep
berry hues to true autumnal yellows

Blackened Brown
and inky blues. Browns are prevalent,

Danish Brown

Golden Verde

Lemon Cream
Coco de Mer

Velvet Cake

Composite

Dark Lichen
Maple Leaf

Soft Moss
Redwood

Xanthoria

Amazon
Damson

Furnace
Choccy

Lagoon
Truffle
highlighting their growing

Icicle
Sloe
importance as fashion tones, and a
selection of greys and greens offers
a calm, crisp counterbalance to the
palette's heavier and more fiery
colours.

Digital
Artificial hues are embraced with a
series of off-kilter brights and mid-
Electric Kumquat tones, which can be used to enliven

Violet Spectrum
Vivid Turquoise

Dynamic Cobalt
Molten Matter
autumn/winter collections. Bold
Gingko Green
Gravity Grey
Astro Green

Pink Crystal

Plastic Pink
Marmalade
Digital Teal

Purist Blue

Ultra Cyan

Cyber Red
Neo Mint
Bio Lime

Real Red
Lilatech

blues and greens signal the

Glow
continuing shift of these colour
groups from core to fashion territory.

* All colour names are specific to WGSN. For colour codes, please refer to the following colour system reference pages:
Coloro / Pantone TCX / Pantone Coated / Archroma / CSI
Palette A/W 20/21

Global Core Colours


Our selection of essential base
colours becomes more sophisticated
for A/W 20/21, with slightly richer
browns and inky blues. These are the
tones to build your collections

Unbleached
Optic White
around, but also play into a growing

Camel

Olive
Slate
focus on neutrals in a fashion
context. We also include a new
colour, Unbleached, which highlights
the increasing importance of
sustainably produced tones.

Bitter Brown
Marine Navy

French Navy
Silver Grey

Black

* All colour names are specific to WGSN. For colour codes, please refer to the following colour system reference pages:
Coloro / Pantone TCX / Pantone Coated / Archroma / CSI
Palette A/W 20/21

Global Colour Hues


Grey Brown Yellow Orange Blue

Red Pink Purple Green


Green is the most prevalent colour group
this season, ranging from off-kilter artificial
tones to deep natural hues. Blues will
continue to transition from core to fashion
colours, and browns will also become
increasingly relevant in a fashion context.
Greys return in a more confident way,
offering a weighty counterpoint to
maximalist brights.

* For colour codes, please refer to the following colour system reference pages:
Coloro / Pantone TCX / Pantone Coated / Archroma / CSI
Coloro 107-31-20 / Pantone 18-4231 TCX

Key Colour A/W 20/21

Digital Teal
Why is it key? This commercial colour is a fusion of
blue and green, which have both been gaining
popularity over recent seasons. Its duality gives it a
versatile and transseasonal appeal, and the
saturation level also adds a sense of confidence and
gravitas.
How to use it: Digital Teal has a retro and sporty
quality that will work well for active looks and
utilitarian designs. It also has the effect of igniting
other hues, making it an ideal tone to pair with a wide
variety of colours.
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To find out more about Coloro, click here

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S/S 19 A/W 19/20 S/S 20 A/W 20/21

Fresh Teal Blue Lightning Skydive Blue Digital Teal

A/W 19/20 S/S 20


Coloro 020-42-21 / Pantone 18-1343 TCX

Key Colour A/W 20/21

Redwood
Why is it key? The perception of brown has seen a
180-degree shift recently, from a tone with sludgy
connotations to one that feels aspirational and
luxurious. Redwood offers a warmer evolution of
brown for A/W 20/21, and follows on from the
popularity of reds.
How to use it: This colour is versatile enough to
appeal across a range of categories. It has a
masculine depth that will appeal to men, and an
earthiness that will work for interiors. It will feel most
progressive when used for women's fashion.

To find out more about Coloro, click here

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A/W 18/19 S/S 19 A/W 19/20 S/S 20 A/W 20/21

Satchel Tan Wood Smoke Pumpkin Latte Summer Cinnamon Redwood

A/W 18/19 S/S 19 A/W 19/20 S/S 20 A/W 20/21


Coloro 042-45-01 / Pantone 17-0613 TCX

Key Colour A/W 20/21

Gravity Grey
Why is it key? After the undeniable impact of
maximalism, we expect to see a swing back towards
more understated sentiments in A/W 20/21. This
weighty grey embodies this shift, and calls to mind
1990s mimimalism.
How to use it: Gravity Grey has a confidence that will
work across the spectrum of categories, from apparel
to accessories and interiors. For fashion, it will work
best as a head-to-toe statement.

To find out more about Coloro, click here

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S/S 19 A/W 19/20 S/S 20 A/W 20/21

Battleship Burmese Grey Blue Lead Gravity Grey

S/S 20
Coloro 053-79-38 / Pantone 13-0550 TCX

Key Colour A/W 20/21

Bio Lime
Why is it key? Bio Lime highlights the importance of
greens for A/W 20/21, and offers an effervescent
antidote to the season's more subdued tones. It is an
unashamedly artificial hue that would more typically
be expected in summer, signalling the growing
importance of a transseasonal approach to palettes.
How to use it: This colour will work well for athleisure
and sporty designs, and as an accent for interiors. It
will have strongest commercial appeal as a trim or
highlight, but can also be used all-over for a strong
directional statement.

To find out more about Coloro, click here


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A/W 18/19 S/S 19 A/W 19/20 S/S 20 A/W 20/21

Nuclear Yellow Punchy Lime Bitter Absinthe Key Lime Bio Lime

A/W 18/19 S/S 19 A/W 19/20 S/S 20 A/W 20/21


Coloro 065-80-23 / Pantone 13-0117 TCX

Key Colour A/W 20/21

Neo Mint
Why is it key? Neo Mint will continue as a key colour
from our S/S 20 forecast, highlighting its enduring
appeal and the growing importance of transseasonal
tones. It evolves from the popularity of soft pastels
that was established by Millennial Pink, and
embodies a forward-thinking and optimistic mood as
a new decade begins.
How to use it: Contemporary womenswear,
activewear and footwear are easy entry points for this
directional tone. It will also work well for kidswear,
menswear, technology, and interiors.

To find out more about Coloro, click here

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S/S 20 – A/W 20/21

Neo Mint

S/S 20 — A/W 20/21


Core Colours

037-93-00

036-89-06

033-64-15

038-50-05

040-36-11

039-75-01

124-27-16

115-23-11

153-19-00

156-22-05

070-28-13 118-41-31
083-38-09 127-40-25
103-55-26 015-64-12
083-53-10 046-80-31
Colour Reference A/W 20/21

068-78-05 042-70-24
Coloro

010-52-00 012-41-36
139-31-07 008-44-36
008-31-26 020-60-35
017-46-31 028-67-41
043-89-25 091-55-27
033-76-36 098-44-30
031-63-34 093-76-17

* This is a reference guide only. Colours on computer screens vary.


046-45-22 065-80-23
025-34-20 072-55-27
020-42-21 053-79-38
028-43-28 152-77-09
020-36-07 128-74-16
013-27-08 042-45-01
028-24-06 069-43-23

Natural

Digital
156-25-13 107-31-20
Core Colours

11-4800 TCX

11-0701 TCX

16-0928 TCX

18-0312 TCX

19-0622 TCX

14-6305 TCX

19-4215 TCX

19-4019 TCX

19-4004 TCX

19-0608 TCX

19-6311 TCX 18-4048 TCX


19-4818 TCX 18-3932 TCX
17-4328 TCX 15-1512 TCX
Pantone TCX

17-5111 TCX 14-0755 TCX


Colour Reference A/W 20/21

13-5305 TCX 13-0739 TCX


17-0000 TCX 18-1662 TCX
18-3410 TCX 18-1764 TCX
19-1656 TCX 16-1361 TCX
18-1448 TCX 15-1164 TCX
12-0825 TCX 16-5127 TCX
15-0955 TCX 17-4735 TCX
15-1045 TCX 14-4814 TCX

* This is a reference guide only. Colours on computer screens vary.


17-0836 TCX 13-0117 TCX
19-1241 TCX 16-6127 TCX
18-1343 TCX 13-0550 TCX
18-1163 TCX 14-3803 TCX
18-1415 TCX 14-3911 TCX
19-1420 TCX 17-0613 TCX
19-0840 TCX 18-6024 TCX

Natural

Digital
19-2816 TCX 18-4231 TCX
Core Colours

Black 7 C
7541 C

7562 C

2329 C
663 C

417 C

428 C

296 C

547 C

426 C

560 C 3506 C
5477 C 2374 C
Pantone Coated

2221 C 5015 C
2462 C 7752 C
Colour Reference A/W 20/21

5595 C 458 C
2332 C 711 C
7666 C 199 C
202 C 1645 C
7619 C 1495 C
1205 C 326 C
2007 C 7688 C
7563 C 630 C

* This is a reference guide only. Colours on computer screens vary.


4495 C 344 C
7602 C 2417 C
7524 C 2297 C
154 C 5235 C
7616 C 2106 C
7617 C 416 C
2479 C 7723 C

Natural

Digital
5185 C 2153 C
Core Colours

660-120

215-140

213-630

548-530

217-910

659-280

432-830

653-980

660-940

660-860

323-940 431-570
325-920 432-460
328-570 542-270
324-510 215-550
Archroma
Colour Reference A/W 20/21

651-120 216-560
658-510 106-770
655-550 104-660
103-870 108-560
107-570 212-480
216-230 326-480
213-180 327-770
213-580 326-270

* This is a reference guide only. Colours on computer screens vary.


547-860 321-180
110-940 323-460
108-850 218-280
110-850 657-170
542-630 433-140
541-750 659-630
543-930 322-730

Natural

Digital
438-820 329-850
Core Colours

0900393 MC

0903767 MC

0501121 MC

1000180 MC
1200317 CO

0101324 CO

1100987 CO

0503595 CO

0403585 CO
0800580 CK

0902925 MC 0500282 MC
0903493 CO 0500380 MC
0602026 CO 0201830 CO
0902936 MC 0102285 CO
Colour Reference A/W 20/21

0902960 MC 0101451 MC
1101102 MC 0301062 MC
CSI

0402390 MC 0303438 CO
0303079 MC 0201530 MC
0200174 MC 0200377 CK
0100936 CO 0600109 MC
0100373 MC 0600426 MC
0101053 MC 0601226 CO

* This is a reference guide only. Colours on computer screens vary.


0903137 CO 0906197 CO
0700474 MC 0902997 CO
0700501 MC 0900380 MC
0701603 MC 0401991 CO
0701402 CO 0401978 MC
0701573 MC 1100119 MC
0701379 CO 0902994 CO

Natural

Digital
0402020 MC 0600378 MC

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