Monday, February 28, 2011

Fall 11 Trend | Mirrored Opulence

Matthew Williamson, Holly Fulton, Pucci, Etro
A good number of frocks on the fall runways feature opulent, swirly designs in a mirrored repeat that splits the body in symmetrical half. Holly Fulton's prints had some 20's influences, Etro seemed to have a Medieval tapestry look, and Pucci's was more Baroque-inspired. Matthew Williamson featured his usual kaleidoscope prints, and then some floral embellishments as seen above that seem to have a folk-art influence.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fall 11: D & G

D & G was all about the alphabet, in black and white, yellow and black, red and black, and multi-colored. Even the jewerly was a malange of bright letters hanging happily together. Are letters the next big trend? We have noticed type on lots of apparel lately!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fall 11: Diane von Furstenburg

Graphic print dominate at Diane von Furstengerg's show, and are a nice compliment to her figure-flattering silhouettes. There was a wide range of print here, from tropical florals to optical geometrics.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Fall 11: Basso & Brooke

Print masters Basso & Brooke give us these fantastic dreamscapes with lots of birds, scenery, flowers, and abstraction

Friday, February 18, 2011

Topshop Unique

Spring has sprung at Topshop with a new collection of large brush-stroked floral prints on ethereal dresses and tops by their Unique label.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fall 11: Preen

Three-dimensional boxes and Islamic-looking tilework adorn Preen's collection, in gorgeous jewel tones and with a nice juxtaposition between sweater knits and metallic-finished fabrics.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fall 11: Duro Olowu

The Fall shows are here and one of our favorite print stories is Duro Olowu's. The Print mixing is exotic, bold, and modern, yet old world and familiar at the same time

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Urban Nomad

Pre-Fall 11: Preen, Sonia Rykiel (x2)

from: the Sartorialist, german label Boessert Schorn, vintage outfit from
If you're in New York right now, the 12 degree weather can get depressing after a while. The urban nomad look is all about layering and finding comfort in even the most extreme circumstances. Throw in some color like the girl in Seoul found by the Sartorialist, and maybe you can beat the winter blues.

Elle Spring 11 Collections

Elle Spring 11 Collections via Creative Review

Rainbow palettes of clothing and scanned fabric prints are just a few of the design details found in Elle's recent Spring 11 Collections publication. Printed on a mixture of glossy and uncoated stock, this compendium is stylishly composed making it a go-to source for fashion inspiration.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pre-Fall 2011: Missoni

Missoni, background: Pattern People
Missoni's pre-fall 11 collection is all mod, from bellbottoms to sweater knits to knee socks and clogs. Colors tend heavily toward bright reds and blues with doses of neutral. Check out their video too!