Trend Alerts: Pantone's Amethyst Orchid

Pantone’s Amethyst Orchid

A shade fit for a king or queen, Amethyst Orchid is a gorgeous jewel tone – a pleasing interplay of poise and playfulness. “Purple and lavender hues can be found in popular flowers like lilacs, hydrangeas, irises and wisteria,” says Danny Tsai, vice president of merchandising for Tri-Mountain (asi/92125). Colors that pair well with it, according to Tsai, include pastels, deep raspberry, violet, fuchsia, lavender, khaki and light green, many of which also evoke images of plant life, abundance and growth.

When deciding on decoration pick a complementary color for the decoration that helps the logo stand out. “Color, along with new styles, is a great way to earn respect as a salesperson,” says Glen Brumer, sales director at Royal Apparel (asi/83731). “Newness sells. It’s usually the first thing a client wants to see, what’s trending and new.”

Charities and spirit/awareness events gravitate toward purple apparel, Brumer says, so it’s smart to bring samples when meeting nonprofit and cause-driven groups. Remind them that richness of spirit, the environment and – with a little help from you, their financial state – all resides in this color gem.

Tri-Mountain (asi/92125; Circle 93 on Free Info Card) offers the Layla Women’s Short Sleeve Sweater (LB921), 100% cotton with a rib-knit trim along its one-button Y-collar, cuffs and bottom.

Get the Next Level CVC Crew (6610) from Bodek and Rhodes (asi/40788; circle 94 on Free Info Card), made from 60% combed ringspun cotton/40% polyester jersey with a slightly heathered look and a 1x1 baby rib-knit set-in collar.

The Eco Tri-Blend Circle Scarf (32000) from Royal Apparel (asi/83731; circle 95 on Free Info Card) is made of 50% recycled RPET polyester/37% organic cotton/13% rayon with a soft hand; it measures 60” to 70” in circumference x 26” long.

Consisting of 60% cotton/40% polyester heathered jersey slub fabric, the Ladies’ Twisted Slub Long Sleeve Jersey Hood (8263) from J America (asi/62977; circle 96 on Free Info Card) features a V-neck and extended length self-fabric cuffs.

Check out the Eco Tri-Blend Scoop Neck (32112) from Royal Apparel (asi/83731; circle 95 on Free Info Card); consisting of 50% recycled RPET polyester/37% organic cotton/13% rayon, it features a double-needle sleeve hem and double-needle bottom hem.

This model showed off an Amethyst Orchid sweater at Missoni’s show during Milan Fashion Week.