Trend Alerts: Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Orange

A fusion of peachy summer sunsets and bright autumn leaves and, Pantone’s Cadmium Orange is a gorgeous fashion staple for the upcoming months.

“The market for orange is very wide,” says Eric Rubin, president of Blue Generation (asi/40653). “While it’s a youthful color often used in athletics, we see big-box stores like Home Depot that have become very identifiable by the color. ... Orange is particularly popular in 100% moisture-wicking shirts, which come in solids and colorblocking. These appeal to all ages.”

Rubin also mentions orange makes a wonderful backdrop against logos to help the message stand out. Shades that pop against orange include black and graphite, “to give it an up-to-date techno look,” Rubin explains. He has seen orange’s popularity in athletic wear glide seamlessly into streetwear and the fashion world.

“Cadmium Orange evokes a sentiment of optimism, fun and fantasy,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Both playful and sophisticated in its appeal, Cadmium Orange is a warm, welcoming and subtly dramatic orange shade that’s striking enough to stand on its own or act as a bold contrast.”

Wind- and water-resistant, the Bonney Women’s Jacket (JL6205) from Tri-Mountain (asi/92125; circle 88 on Free Info Card) is a poly/spandex soft-shell jacket with three exterior zippered pockets, an inner storm flap and a brushed tricot inside collar for warmth.

Custom flip-flops created by Brand Vessel (asi/145158; circle 90 on Free Info Card).

Elegant tie (VSRP-338-058) available from Wolfmark (asi/98085; circle 91 on Free Info Card).

This Chevron sports bra (YSB101CHEV-F) is available from Boxercraft (asi/41325; circle 86 on Free Info Card); decorated by A&P Master Images (asi/702505; circle 87 on Free Info Card).

Check out the Checkerboard Chiffon Scarf (SC53) from Edwards Garment Co. (asi/51752; circle 89 on Free Info Card), featuring polyester construction and a 31” square size.

Jazzy patterned backpack (CBP-063) available from Ame & Lulu (asi/35232; circle 92 on Free Info Card).

The peachy-orange hue showed up on the runway at the Marina Hoermanseder show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 in Berlin.