The Pantone Color of the Year is Greenery!
“Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose” (Pantone).
2016 was a year where boundaries were beginning to become blurred. In society, gender roles began to be questioned, androgyny, gender fluidity, sexuality, all became something of debate amongst many other things. Politically, the public questioned the government’s power and to what extent of power they possess. Lines were blurred between government and religion, scandals arose throughout the 2016 presidential election and morals were being challenged. Unfortunately, we also lost many people in 2016, which brought a great divide not only in the United States but, all around the world.
In 2017, people are looking for hope, many are looking to reconnect with one another and bring our world together. The fight for peace is a battle that is never ending but, people all across the world will continue to keep fighting for it.
Green is the color of life, the life that exists on this very earth. Green brings hope, it gives the feeling of being at ease and calm, connecting those with nature. It also represents something new, fresh and modern. In 2017, there should be a modern approach to “social acceptance” and politics. The world is not what it once was and must adapt to the times. With no adaptation, we cannot progress.
Those not immersed in the world of fashion may not realize how much the environment, culture, society and politics affect fashion. Studying the history of fashion and finding out the reasons for change in hemlines, silhouettes, seams, colors, etc., could help you better understand why those changes happened.
Admittedly, the reasoning behind many current trends are not always influenced by politics or society, because of the growing impact of social media, however, it does still play a major role.
Sources: Pantone, Marius Maslar, Sonja Lanford, Studio Dekorasyon, Paul Morris