Thursday, 22 September 2016
AUTUMN SEASON #Fashion #Handbags #Shopping
When is the first day of autumn? Well, it all depends on whether you are referring to the astronomical autumn, the meteorological autumn or the autumn season for fashion.
Meteorological Autumn is a fixed date which is used by meteorologists for consistent spacing and lengths of the seasons. The meteorological seasons consists of splitting the seasons into four periods made up of three months each. This coincides with our Gregorian calendar making it easier for weather forecasting and to compare seasonal and monthly statistics. The seasons are defined as Spring (March, April, May), Summer (June, July, August), Autumn (September, October, November) and Winter (December, January, February). The meteorological autumn therefore begins on the 1st September and ends on the 30th November.
Astronomical Autumn is defined by the Earth's axis and orbit around the sun. In early January the sun is closest to the earth (known as perihelion) and in early July it is most distant (aphelion), creating two equinoxes (spring and autumn) and two solstices (summer and winter) each year. On the autumn equinox, day and night are of roughly equal length. As winter approaches the nights will become increasingly longer than the days until the spring equinox when the pattern is reversed. The autumn equinox marks the time of year when the northern hemisphere begins to tilt away from the sun resulting in less direct sunlight and cooler temperatures. The dates of the equinoxes and solstices are not fixed due to the elliptical orbit of the sun.
Autumn Season for Fashion generally refers to the six month period from July to December and includes winter. Spring Season covers the remaining six months from January to June and includes summer. Each season has its own colours and palettes. The Autumn Season sees products ready for the back-to-school, college and university shopping period and stock arriving on a daily basis to cater for Christmas purchases. As the autumn nights draw in, shoppers gravitate naturally to colours that reflect the mood of the season. The falling leaves from deciduous trees gives inspiration to dark greens, browns and ambers, burgundy reds and burnt oranges or tans. The dark colours of black and navy come into their own.