Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Block Party: Color Blocking in Spring/Summer 11

Posted by Elisabeth Bass at 22:50
Le Trend:

'Vibrant', 'patterned', 'flowing', 'free', 'tribal' and 'floral'. From the runways to the everyday spring summer 2011 is a 70's inspired cornucopiaaa of loose fits, shiny fabrics and color, color, and yes more color! The thing about so much color is that naturally you're going to want to wear it all- at once. That's right, this season you have permission to clash it! This season you will not dive to the back of your closet for those go to pieces of black, whites and nudes. You will shop, splurge and spree into a fabulous new collection of bright reds, fuchsia, purples, corals, navy and citrus. Le Trend? Blocking it all together to create the ultimate in glamourous color clashing!

Lets evaluate New York Fashion Week SS/11 designers Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Frustenberg; It is my opinion that Marc Jacobs has had a love affair with color since Louis Vuitton- everyone take a moment to recollect the limited edition graffiti collection, *Le sigh. Fast forward to present day and we are witness to a brilliant collection of glamourous, flowing pieces in a more mature palette of wine colors. My personal ready to wear favourite; Deep Red Drop Waist Ruffle Skirt dress blocked with Plum Purple oversized leather belt with consuming flower detail (also spotted on runway).
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Diane Von Frustenberg collaborated with new lead designer Yvan Mispelaere (formerly of Gucci and Chloe) to show pops of color and clashes of tribal and geometric prints. A collection of citrus, chic fashion for the softer femme, wearable day to evening. The Reara Dress in coral candy blocked against currant was my favourite in this collection.

These designers were far from lonely on the runway, color blocking is major this season and easy to find. Tips for your BLOCK PARTY: 1. Minimal Accessories!!! You've already got enough going on! 2. Clashing is Good!!!! The worse it seems to look the better you're doing (think red and fuchsia) and 3. Lipstick and Nails are not going to match your outfit, stock up on reds and corals, trust, its already major! -xo


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