Men's Top Color Trends S/S 2015
The New Neutrals Color Palette
There’s no denying that all shades of brown have shifted to be a more mainstream option for classifications like outerwear, knits and tailored clothing. After two seasons of rich shades of chocolate and hazelnut, the key brown for S/S 2015 is rooted in the Earth - with saturated shades of red as an undertone.
Utilitarian influences and uniform-inspired silhouettes are nothing new to menswear, so shades of olive green always hold a place in seasonal collections. This shade has transitioned from being slightly blue-based in S/S 2014, to warm, yellow-based pea green in F/W 14, to finally landing as a dry sage for S/S 2015. The washed-out appearance is more in keeping with the season’s relaxed fits and techno materials.
Inky shades of navy blue and indigo have become the must-have option for all collections and markets - no matter the season. The “almost black” shades of S/S 2014 and F/W 14 lighten up just a bit for S/S 2015, but still maintaining a saturated look. Multiple shades of indigo seem contemporary when styled together as a monochrome look. For S/S 2015, there’s also a subtle hint of purple under the rich shades of blue.
Rich and juicy shades of claret and wine have been around for several seasons, but they’re quickly transitioning to be more commercial for knits and jackets. After the super-saturated colors in F/W 14, the vineyard of S/S 2015 is more multi-faceted with novel currents of pink and purple fused together.