It\’s nearly tautological that colors come and go with fashion. But it\’s empirically interesting to ask which colors and why? For starters, is Pantone actually the leader it\’s posing to be, or does the designation of blue iris reflect the net leanings of fashion\’s myriad of tastes and designs?
From memory (as ever, rather fallible) there\’s something of a get together between the yarn, weaving and fashion industries which details which colours are going to be available for the mass market 18 months hence. Certainly, I\’ve been told this is true for knitwear.
Thus the way that colours flow through fashion might simply be a result of a cartel.