Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Nordic scarves look fresh and vibrant this season and here are a few of our favorites:

1. FairIsle Snood by People Tree from Topshop.
2. Drake’s London Scarf (retailer not found.)
3.  Drake’s London Scarf from J. Crew.
4.  Jameison’s Fair Isle Scarf from Oipolloi.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pre Fall 12 | Erdem


Hectic floral prints created from agitated brushstrokes adorn the latest collection from Erdem. Channeling the bourgeois decorum of the 60s, Erdem brings control and politeness to his clothing which features twin sets, pleated skirts and button up shirts.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pre-Fall 12: Thakoon

Pastel stripes look warm, fuzzy and comfy in Thakoon's latest collection.  Combine that with sophisticated and lady-like, and who wouldn't look and feel amazing in these outfits?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Foulard


Photographer, Martin Klimas, brings to life vintage scarves in gigantic, photographic prints. If you're in Dusseldorf, catch the exhibit before it closes this Friday at Cosar HMT.




via iiiinspired

Pre-Fall 12: BCBG


BCBG's Pre-Fall collection combines bold color-block prints with lace, leather, pleats and sheers.  The result is sophisticated, sometimes Bohemian, with a cool dash of toughness.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Trend | Birds

Kenzo SP12

House of Hackney

Silken Favours scarf


Ornate birds are flocking to fashion and interiors these days. From wallpaper to scarves, our fancy feathered friends bring some elegance to the conversational print.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Spring 12 | Suno Sneakers

Come next Spring, you can rock these super cute Suno sneakers in comfort and style!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Trend Alert! Tromp L'oiel

Clockwise: Scarf Tee by Inside Out, Dress by Z Spoke by Zac Pozen, Ipad Cases from Urban Outfitters, Shoes by Agi & Sam
Sweater blouse by Rachel Comey, Tee by Pepper + Pistol
Tromp L'oeil prints are making their way onto shoes, shirts, dresses, ipad cases and even interiors.  Agi & Sam's  Spring/Summer 2011 collection features shoes and men's wear pieces with very interesting prints like basket weave and tile.  Rachel Comey's light transluscent blouse boasts the print of a chunky cable-knit, creating a clever and humorous contrast. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mudpie Joins Printsource New York as Official Trend Partner


UK-based trend forecasting company Mudpie will become Printsource's official trend partner beginning with the January 9-11, 2012 show. Mudpie will create custom trend displays throughout the show featuring the exhibitors’ contemporary approach to men’s, women’s and children’s wear, as well as provide the show’s attendee an in-depth look at its trend books and online trend forecasting service.

In addition to creating the show’s trend displays, Fiona Jenvey will present two seminars highlighting key trends for the Spring/Summer 2013 season. At 10:30 am on January 9th  Jenvey will address key men’s and women’s trends, and on January 10th  at 11:30 am she will focus on children’s wear trends.


Rain Inspiration


Even on the dreariest of days, inspiration can be found. We love these photos of lights in rain by Bahman Farzad which look lovely next to Ermie's newest collection.



Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Henrik Vibskov for YMC

Henrik Vibskov produced these ipad cases and socks and they are available exclusively at ymc.com.  Seen here are his signature Napal knitwear pattern. In addition to this Vibskov has also produced some wooden beaded cases reminiscent of ‘taxi drivers’ seats.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Umbrellas!

Rain got you down?  Don't drown!  Get under one of these lovely candy-hued covers and perhaps you'll find a bit of sunshine in your day after all...

1.  Floral Print Walker Umbrella at Topshop.com
2.  Monsoon Union Jack and Floral Superslim at Monsoon.co.com
3.  AEO Rainy Day Umbrella at Aeo.com
4.  David David Walking Stick Umbrella at Coggles.com
5.  Fulton Open and Close Umbrella at Asos.com

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Acne x Daniel Silver

The tribal theme continues with the recent collaboration between Acne and artist, Daniel Silver. Influenced by primitive African sculpture and textiles, Silver brings his own interpretation in a series of prints for the Swedish label.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Menswear | Alex Mattson

via JC Report-- We love the experimental surface applications of Alex Mattson, a London-based Menswear designer who has been making waves since his admission to the prestigious Royal College of Art. His use of the latest technologies to interpret sound and light into print is quite intriguing.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Illustration: Marcela Gutiérrez





The fashion illustrations of Marcela Gutiérrez now adorn the Prada flagship stores in both New York and LA.  The project depicts models from this season's campaign, and her painting style is both full or realism and a visceral sort of abstraction. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Versace x H & M


Coming soon to an H & M near you...Look for Versace's collaboration with the Swedish retailer which spans apparel, accessories and even homewares. Available starting November 17th.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Trend: Dots


Everything's popping up dotty, from runway, to street to retail. Here are some of our favorite retail picks.

Clockwise: TopShop dress, Comme de Garcons pullover, Halston Vintage blouse, Vans shoes, Madewell socks

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Book | Celia Birtwell

The colorful life and work of British print designer, Celia Birtwell, is celebrated in this new publication. Her beautiful hand painted prints have appeared on apparel for former husband, Ossie Clark, as well as on new collections for Topshop and John Lewis. This book is a wonderful addition to any surface designer's bookshelf.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Spring 12 Trend: Painterly Tribal

Litertine, Donna Karan, Chris Benz
Get inspired by these loosely painted prints for Spring 12.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

SS12 | Basso & Brooke



Tropical fronds and galactic explosions left colorful patterns throughout Basso & Brooke's Spring collection.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Spring 12: Dolce & Gabbana


Dolce & Gabbana celebrate their Italian roots by adorning their latest collection in tomatoes, zucchini, eggplants and peppers. Colors are vibrant and delicious! These really do transport you to the outdoor markets of the Italian countryside.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Birds of a Feather


There was a decidedly avian feel at the Kenzo show. Parrots and chicken wire took on a sophisticated feel as they were tossed into prints.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

SS12 | Mary Katrantzou



SS12 Mary Katrantzou | photos by Emilie Lindsten via Another
Florals exploded in color blocked form while swirling metal and car parts were compacted into patterns on Mary Katrantzou's recent collection.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Spring 12: Donna Karan


Donna Karan's new collection features Haitian prints inspired by her recent trip there. With bold brush strokes and blocks of color, the line screams both Warrior Goddess and Perfect Lady.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Hello Kitty




There's a certain feeling of sophistication associated with Liberty's classic prints. So when we heard of their recent collaboration with Hello Kitty it gave us pause. However, much to our surprise, in many of the designs the iconic cat seems right at home nestled among the ditsy flowers or posed in the scenics. What do you think?

Available September 26th