Friday, October 20, 2017

Romantic Spring Florals

Today on the blog, we are continuing our Spring RTW recap with Ulla Johnson, Rebecca Taylor, and Cinq a Sept, focusing on flirty and feminine florals. These designers use small scale floral arrangements and tiered ruffles to create an ethereal look.

Soft pastels and larger flowers also continue to make a graceful entrance on the runway. Luisa Beccaria and Emilia Wickstead add flair to flowing silhouettes with a mix of roses and daisies. These bold florals placed on light backgrounds create subtle and beautiful statement garments.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Spring Street Safari

Earth tones and rich shades of green were prominent throughout this season.  Taking inspiration from wildlife and city life create a new look for a familiar trend.


Hugo's dress with abstract foliage ,Versace's layering of gold baroque details on leopard print and AF Vandevorst's monochrome ombre leopard jacket are just a few of the many standout looks of the season. 


Nicholas K's abstract brush strokes with zebra stripes enhance the prints visual movement. From Pam and Gela's floral bomber jacket to Nicole Miller's safari inspired trompe l'oeil prints, designers are finding ways to add edge and take influence from nature infused with city life.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Spring Retro Florals

We're taking a trip back in time for today's Spring 2018 RTW recap and sharing our favorite retro floral looks!

Pulling inspiration from past archives, Anna Sui and Jill Stuart combine rich hues and floral prints with nostalgic motifs. Orla Keily, Jill Stuart, and Thom Browne continue to add a modern twist by adding unexpected splashes of of color. Ranging from statement prints to delicate floral details, these retro florals give us a vintage feel. 



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Monday, October 9, 2017

Spring Stripe Update

Stripes are all over the Spring 2018 runway as designers experiment with variation in color, line weight, dynamic movement and direction.

Tome and Escada show how you can use white to break up bold colors with contrasting horizontal stripes. Tome's combination of fine and bold lines in primary colors creates a whimsical take on traditional stripes. Escada's mix of vivid florals on black and white stripes creates a statement that will brighten up your day!


Taking stripes in another vibrant direction are Nanette Lepore, Tomas Maier, and Self Portrait, who use analogous colors to create dimension by varying the direction of stripes. Sticking to a smaller range of color, the focal point on the stripes allows your eye to go with the flow.

Adding an air of cool simplicity, Audra and Whit use soft earth tones as the palette for stripes. By mixing the direction and experimenting with analogous colors, they show how stripes can be dressed up or down.


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Monday, October 2, 2017

Colors You'll Be Wearing This Fall


This week we are sharing our favorite colors of the season! 


Black and White

Monochrome stripes are a classic, creating optical illusions, and simple mark-marking is accentuated 
by the contrast of black and white. The different shapes and images of flowers create contrast, and the repetition creates movement. Marimekko, Paule Ka, Max Mara and many more are seen using a black and white colour way this Fall. 

Ox Blood and Berry Jewel
Rich red and purple tones are seen this Fall, Ox Blood, Hollyhock, Dry Rose, Brick Red, to name a few. These deep shades are seen this season in collections by Victoria Beckham, Prabal Gurung and Jonathon Simkhai.








Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Rusts and Neutrals

It's finally pumpkin spice season and fall is here! Taking a note from the changing weather, Designers are mixing rustic colors and neutrals to create a soft color palette that'll keep you warm this season.

Rusts
Designers use glowing amber hues as a welcome alternative to black. Prada, Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander all use these rusty, orange-cast tones.

Neutrals
Warm neutrals appear as a core colour palette across Fall collections, creating a sense of luxury which is subtle yest sophisticated. JW Anderson, Jil Sander, Sonia Rykiel, all incorporate these honey-toned hues.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Brights and Reds

Brights!

A daring, unexpected colour palette with effervescent hot pinks, saffron yellows and invigorating oranges, explores throughout the season's collections. Dries Van Noten, Emilio Pucci, Joseph, and Jil Sander all bring energy to the season!


Reds

Saturated reds make a strong appearance, adding a vibrant and bold statement to collections. Chlo√®, Fendi, Victoria Beckham and more, use red to create a dramatic mood. 



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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

4 More Print Trends for Fall


Graphic Prep


Graphic prep is all about the clean, sharp cut of color, while enhancing body shape through color blocking. In this trend we find an order of lines and geometrical shapes, often derived from tribal shapes that celebrate primary colors. Designers indulging in the harmony of colorful line balance include Delpozo, DVF and Armani.

Modern Simplicity


Black, white, neutrals and a minimalistic layout of these colors is what best describes this trend. Simple lines, squares, rectangles and  semi organic shapes, often mimicking brush strokes and gradient transitions are explored in a variety of ways. Issey Miyake, Rochas and Stella Mcartney, are all playing with lines, neutrals, grey color transitions, and are creating movement through line weight difference.

Winter Prairie


Winter Prairie brings the traditional floral prints in the season, by giving them a watercolor look, soft borders and subtle colors. Sweet pastels embrace wine and blush tones, creating pleasant floral prints. Folky florals on dark background reminisce the soil. This trend tends to stick to a very elegant and feminine feeling as seen in the Fall collections of Rebecca Taylor, Valentino and Coach.

Jungle Clash


Taking typical animal prints to a different level, Jungle Clash distorts, mixes and fits animal print in geometrical shapes. Tree bark prints, camouflage, snake skin, zebra lines and leopard skin are distorted, or combined with one another. 
Roberto Cavalli, Max Mara, J Mendel, Michael Kors, Balmain, are experimenting with animal and camo prints in their latest collections. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

3 Trends Not to Miss This Fall

Hyper Floral

For this trend, floral motifs return in bright and neon colors. Usage of brush stroke effects creates the illusion of hand painted fabric. It is a chaotic, yet balanced mix of animated floral, watercolor and blurred bright lights. Expressive florals can be seen in collections of Gucci, MGSM, Altuzarra, Prabal and more.



Pattern Clash
This season, patterns are explored in a playful manner. Layering Patterns, experimenting with different motifs combinations, with some patterns transitioning from geometrical to organic florals. A confusion of color and shape, with expressive and dynamic colors. Dries Van Noten, Off White, Giambattista Valli, are crushing and mixing patterns, changing colors and creating transitions through shape.



Eastern Influence
The trend takes inspiration from Arabesque decor elements, traditional oriental motifs and all the colorful intricate design elements. Burgundy, reds, oranges and blues are all beautifully laid out in a specific pattern to reveal a bigger picture. Designers like Rosie Assoulin, Erdem and Etro are incorporating tapestry elements, arabesques with a modern twist. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Seeing Spots


When can you go wrong with a polka dot? Trick question, you can't! Today we're feeling inspired by these classic dot prints with linear twists. Zimmermann, Christian Wijnants, and Monse all have us seeing spots.




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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tropical Palms

With the weather warming up, our team are dreaming of a tropical vacation. These palm prints are definitely inspiring our new prints. 



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