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Tangerine Madness: Inspiration from the Past

Pantone leads down the law in what concerns colors and nuances. We might not differenciate between orange and one of its shades, 2012 Pantone color Tangerine Tango, which is at the core of our examination of today.

Trends and inspiration in Tangerine, an appealing reddish orange

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive”, as described by Pantone itself, Tangerine Tango is provocative, a bit exotic, a complementary opposite when paired with green or blue eyes. In conjunction with brown eyes, it explodes in an amber trait.

Paris S/S 2011 Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture features two tangerine alternatives.

Stephane Rolland/Spring 2011 Haute Couture/detail
Stephane Rolland/Spring 2011 Haute Coutur
Stephane Rolland/Spring 2011 Haute Couture

Atelier Versace/Fall 2015 Couture

Atelier Versace/Haute Couture Fall 2015
Atelier Versace/Haute Couture Fall 2015/detail

Alexis Mabille/Paris Haute Couture Week Spring Summer 2012

Alexis Mabille/Haute Couture Spring Summer 2012
Alexis Mabille/Haute Couture Spring Summer 2012/details

Although the dress itself is not in tangerine, let’s have a look at the roseish-tangerine pattern on her head.

Alexis Mabille/Haute Couture Spring Summer 2012

See Also

Prabal Gurung/Spring Summer 2011. The Tangerine detail.

Prabal Gurung/Spring Summer 2011
Prabal Gurung/Spring Summer 2011

Photos courtesy of and Stephane Rolland.

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