Volume 16 (2017) Issue 3 Pages 203-211
This paper investigated and analyzed the distribution, frequency and transformation of clothing color of five representative luxury brands (Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Gucci, Chanel and Prada), through measuring the color of digital pictures of Ready-to-Wear Collections held from 2006 to 2015. Color features of each brand and in common were discussed and summarized. They were also compared with fast fashion brands to understand the similarities and differences in color between these two different fashion styles. As a result, luxury brands tended to use more vivid and bright colors in the spring-summer seasons, and more dull and dark colors in the autumn-winter seasons. These tendencies were similar to fast fashion brands. However, the color changes of luxury brands between two seasons were larger than those of fast fashion brands. Different characteristics of color selections and changes were also found between luxury brands.