5 fashion items in Pantone’s Colour of the Year: Classic Blue

On December 4, the Pantone Color Institute announced its Colour of the Year for 2020: Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue. Compared to the choices for previous years (including Rose Quartz, Greenery, Ultra Violet and Living Coral), Classic Blue shows a timeless elegance and a sense of simplicity. 

“We’re living in this time now where things seem to be, around the world, a little bit – I don’t want to use the word ‘unstable’, but let’s just say a little shaky,” said Laurie Pressman, the executive director of Pantone. She pointed to the non-aggressive and honest characteristic of Classic Blue as a way of fulfilling human desire for a dependable and stable foundation when we cross the threshold into a new era. 

Classic Blue (image: Interior Design)

Classic Blue has already manifested itself in our lives, not only in closets and jewellery cases, but elsewhere in our home decor. This charming colour can make you shine with confidence no matter in which occasion or season. Here, we’ve selected five fashion items in Classic Blue for you to enjoy the happiness and joy brought by the hue. 

Celine Classic Box

Celine Classic Box in Classic Blue (image: Celine)

With its concise design, the Celine Classic Box has become a must-have item for urban women. The Classic Blue leather features a simple metal buckle that adds a vintage sensibility to the bag, while the colour is easy to pair with a variety of clothes, from officewear to casual. This is the principle “less is more” in full swing. 

Roger Vivier Trompette patent-leather courts

Roger Vivier Trompette patent leather courts in Classic Blue (image: Selfridges)

Crafted in high-shine patent leather, Roger Vivier’s Trompette courts feature the brand’s signature metal buckle over the square toe. As one of the best-selling designs among hundreds of Roger Vivier’s inventive and perceptive works, the Trompette courts are classy – and certainly not frumpy. Match this sliver of Classic Blue on your feet with a white blazer and white slim-tailored trousers to look smart and elegant. 

Fendi Resort 2020 collection

The Fendi Resort 2020 collection (image: Fendi)

On the runways for the new 2020 season collections, Classic Blue was everywhere. Designers used the colour extensively, culminating in a smart and tasteful look. Fendi’s Resort 2020 collection was the first one designed without the late Karl Lagerfeld’s guidance. Dignified and non-aggressive, this leather dress elevated Classic Blue to a new level. The natural lustre of leather and the unique character of the hue highlights a powerful energy. 

Dior eyeshadow

The Dior 5 Couleurs Cool Wave eyeshadow palette (image: Selfridges)

The smooth Classic Blue is not normally used for natural-look cosmetics, but that doesn’t mean we should avoid the hue in our daily make-up. Using a small amount of blue embellishment in eyeshadow makes the skin look brighter and gives you a real wow factor. From the Classic Blue shade to the lagoon tone in this Dior palette, each reveals an embossed pattern that’s inspired by the ripple from a drop of water as it hits the surface. Complementing sun-kissed skin, each shade blends easily onto the lids, forming a fine layer of high-fidelity, long-lasting colour.

Slip Horoscope Eye Mask

Slip Aries embroidered mulberry silk eye mask (image: Net-a-Porter)

Similar to the night sky, Classic Blue also has the function of soothing the soul, making people feel peaceful and comfortable. Sleepwear brand Slip uses the characteristic of the colour for the idea of “sleeping under the stars” with its new line-up of 12 horoscope-inspired eye masks. Made from high-grade mulberry silk, this lightly cushioned style blocks out light while the smooth fabric protects skin and hair from damage. The beautiful packaging and intricate embroidery makes it a great Christmas gift, too.

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