journal style paper on New York Fashion color trend report

Look around. They may not be visible to some or all of us, but we’re surrounded by colors all the time, right? Sorry, that’s a trick question. It may be more precise to say that we are surrounded by material items that have color as one of their physical properties. Even a rainbow suspended in the sky requires lingering water droplets in order to be visible. Colors themselves don’t exist independently, even though we respond to them emotionally almost as if they were alive, and we talk about them as if they can be separate and independent. There are even whole industries that rely on such talk. Pantone is a company that has organized and systematized communicating about and accurately reproducing thousands of colors for inks, dyes, paints, and more, and they publish color guides and reports for specific purposes. Here is their New York Fashion Week color trend report for autumn and winter 2020/2021. Read the report, then in a 500-600 word journal-style response, answer one or all of the following questions. Answer enough questions to meet the minimum word requirement
Pantone makes several strong assertions about their New York Fashion Week color palette; for example, “These colors encourage creativity as well as pragmatism…” The report, however, doesn’t offer any examples or supporting evidence. Are the claims plausible to you? Why or why not? Why might Pantone have decided that their assertions needed no supporting facts or evidence? In your response, consider their rhetorical situation: purpose, audience, and stance. Explain your reasoning.The color called “green sheen” is described as “optimistically rebellious.” Could that description apply just as well to any of the other colors? Why or why not? (What does “optimistically rebellious” mean, anyway?) Remove the color name clues from all of the descriptions (“orange,” “red,” “pink,” etc.) and try mixing them around. Is there another color, for example, that “adds gravitas” or “…exudes self-assurance and poise”? Which ones? Why do you think so? Are any of the descriptions so unique to their color that they couldn’t be changed around? Which ones? Why do you think so?This is a writing game. Imagine three colors—any three—and try to think only of the colors, independent from whatever object they are a property of. Write a descriptive sentence about each color without making reference to their object or material substance. (Not so easy, is it?) Try to avoid obvious comparisons with other objects (just like a ripe tomato, for example). Now show your three sentences to somebody and ask them to guess what colors or objects you’ve described. How well did they do? What conclusions can you draw about talking about color?Pantone’s report is intended for the fashion industry. In what ways, if any, would the descriptions be different if these exact same colors were being promoted for house paints? For cars or trucks? Write an essay addressing each of these alternative applications, and explain your reasoning.