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The Summer 2021 Fashion Report

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Pantone Color of the Year 2021

The 2021 Pantone Color of the Year is Ultimate Gray (Pantone 17-5104) + Illuminating (Pantone 13-0647). “The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude.  Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope.  We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit .” Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute

About Fashion Correspondent

Emma Francois

Emma loves writing, illustrating, blogging, designing, and following the detailed and intricate fashion world. A student at Georgetown University, she is studying writing and art history with hopes to pursue a career in fashion journalism in the future. An avid traveler, Emma finds inspiration through the architectures and street styles of cultures across the globe. After living in Hyderabad, India for three years, Emma began comparing the role fashion plays in different societies and lifestyles. Fascinated by the different fabrics and styles of saris, she began to understand how clothing is both cultural and personal. Just as there are countless ways to wrap a sari, the creative limit for designers is also endless. Emma is thrilled to be working with Encore and delighted to be able to combine her passion for reporting the latest trends and sartorial breakthroughs with her love for developing and illustrating fashion characters. Exploring the realm of ballroom couture and its relationship with fashions worldwide is just one of her exciting new adventures. Encore is thrilled to have such a multifaceted and talented lady helping our client’s make fashion forward choices!

Previous Correspondent

Samantha Bryant

SamanthaBryant-603x1024-71827Samantha has always been innovative, creating characters through her whimsy and imaginative designs. We have gladly had her interning at Encore Ballroom Couture for two years, writing and illustrating the Fall 2012 – Summer 2015 Fashion Trend Reports.

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