I compared McKenna's wardrobe to Pantone's Fashion Color Report for Fall 2011 (with McKenna's release just a few months later on January 1st, 2012).
The teal is definitely featured in the Meet Outfit, though somewhat lightened. This seems a reasonable accommodation of the color palette since McKenna's dress is such a small canvas!
This darling sweater from McKenna's School Outfit is an exact match for Phlox! The vibrant violet-plum color is an unforgettable hue.
McKenna's Warm-Up suit uses the Fall 2011 forecasted colors paired with a light lavender that has shown up in several of her other outfits. The Bamboo peaks through in the details on her tennis shoes.
And all together now: McKenna's leotard seems a direct echoing of the trending fall fashion colors from 2011.
What do you all think? As my earlier blog posts reveal, the Girl of the Year line represented by Isabelle (2014), Saige (2013), and McKenna (2012) seems to have a strong tie to the larger color trends in fashion and design. Shall we take a look back to Kanani (2011)? Will this popular doll also reveal the same design planning strategy?