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Color Trends for Spring/Summer 2019

So, what will be the new color palettes as we look forward to a new year in fashion? Pantone, the world authority on color, has its color trend predictions set for Spring/Summer 2019.

Featuring 12 colorful shades and four neutral tones, the report declares the mindset for Spring/Summer 2019 to “reflect our desire to face the future with empowering colors that provide confidence and spirit; colors that are uplifting; joyful hues that lend themselves to playful expression and take us down a path of creative and unexpected combinations,” according to Pantone.

Pantone describes the roundup of colors as choices that “transcend seasonality for both men’s and women’s fashion,” and, at a glance, that seems to be true. Hues like Jester Red, Terrarium Moss, and Toffee would be just as lovely and at home in autumn and winter, while Living Coral and Pink Peacock are as summery as they come.

Here is the full report:

It’s not a surprise to see colors like Sweet Lilac, which recalls the Millennial Pink craze, and Princess Blue, an electric take on the mainstay color that promises to dominate the year ahead.

Turmeric, Pink Peacock, and Aspen Gold are all bright, cheerful colors that will prove exciting additions to any warm-weather wardrobe, and the quartet of neutrals in this recent report are beautiful and breezy.

There are some similarities to the 2018 Spring/Summer report, but the choices here are a bit more saturated, where 2018 had more of a pastel look about it. The 2019 selection is decidedly bolder, brighter, and fun. It will be very interesting to see which colors turn out to be crowd favorites, but at first glance, it looks as though 2019 may be a year for orange.

Images courtesy of Pantone

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What’s the Difference Between Certificate and Degree Programs?

Here at PFI, if you are ready to prepare yourself for a career in the fashion and apparel industry, one of our 3 certificate programs may be for you. One of the most common questions we get from potential students is:

“What’s the Difference Between Certificate and Degree Programs?”

Good question, right?

Whichever path you choose, the one that best fits your life situation and goals is the right choice! Whether you want to expand your career skills, or learn how to think clearly and critically, college can be a useful option. With so many programs available, though, it might be difficult to choose one. In general, you could enter a certificate program if you want to learn a cluster of career-specific skills or a degree program if you want a well-rounded education with the opportunity to specialize in a particular field.

About Certificate Programs and Degree Programs

Both certificate and degree programs are designed to focus on and teach you about a specific subject. In PFIs case, we are all about fashion, apparel and the business skills needed to succeed in this industry – nothing more, nothing less.

The education you’ll receive in either a certificate program or a degree type of program can prepare you to enter a career field or give you a competitive advantage in your current career. There are differences between the two, however; certificate programs tend to be shorter, cost less and cover a more specific range of subject matter.

Differences in Length

In general, a certificate program will take you less time to complete because you won’t have to meet general education requirements in addition to subject-area requirements. For example, you could earn a certificate in one to two years, whereas you’d need at least two years to complete an associate’s degree program and four years for a bachelor’s degree.

Differences in Uses

You might enter a certificate program if you’d like to learn additional skills to change careers or update skills in your field. Certificate programs are very narrow in scope, focusing on a specific subject, like Apparel Designer, Apparel Technical Designer, or an Apparel Entrepreneur. While degree programs also allow you to add to your current skill set, you’d be given a broader education, one that could prepare you for several careers instead of one specific position. Certificate programs are sometimes used by professionals to keep their licenses or certifications up to date as well.

Differences in Cost

Because you’ll have to complete a smaller number of courses to earn a certificate, you probably won’t pay as much tuition.

We hope this helps explain the differences between going for a degree program or a certificate. Both have their advantages; choose the option that best fits your goals and your life!