I look to one of our nation's biggest supporters of Canadian fashion, Susan Langdon, executive director of the Toronto Fashion Incubator (a nonprofit organization that nutures and promotes new fashion designers) to help me with this question.
Here she dishes on what to expect for Spring 2006:
"There are two very different colour stories unfolding for Spring 2006: Sweet and Sultry.
Sweet colours are soft, powdery pastels like pink, lilac and pale yellow.
Sultry colours are dark and saturated like spice tones: paprika, saffron and chili.
Both palettes are offset by neutrals such as white and sand or popped with metallics such as gold and bronze.
If you are not a big colour-wearer, then opt for a pairing of black and white. It's still a very hot look for the season and one that is very classic and sophisticated.
An interesting fact: Many designers and retailers often offer different colour stories to suit different markets. For example, soft and sweet colours traditionally sell best in the southeastern and southwestern United States. But in eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, we like more drama and therefore we lean towards black, white and bolder colours.
Here are some links to spring 2006 colour and trends you might find interesting."
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