January 12, 2009

Colour Blocking

Josh Goot (via style.com)
Loud and proud colour combinations make for a dynamic, confident look.



Emerald, purple, pink, aqua, green, yellow, red, black, gray — the multihued slick of color.

The effect had a refreshing energy about it: pragmatic modernism dealt out in color-blocked jersey layerings of tees, sinuous skirts, and capes, or dresses with a graphic simplicity (the best of those came later: a half-black, half-nude toga elegantly cut from two squares).

Maryna Linchuk for Vogue Russia
It might not seem like the most wearable of this summer's trends, but it IS possible to get wearing block colour right - even if you're pale and interesting. The trick is choosing the right shades and styles.

Every summer the fashion industry creates colourful summer clothing. Sometimes they will narrow it down to one colour or a certain type of print; this season however many designers have combined a variety of colours in blocks to create an altogether more interesting combination.

If you feel that bright colours just don't suit or indeed are far too attention-seeking for you then keep it cool. Of course, your clothes can be in muted shades just add a brightly coloured bag or pair of shoes and you will look as current as everyone else.


Issey Miyake, Hussein Chalayan (all next via style.com)


Fashion Fringe


Christian Lacroix, and perfect colour blocking


Aquascutum, Badgley Mischka, Versace


DKNY, Charles Anastase, Carolina Herrera


Dries Van Noten, Doo.Ri, Oscar de la Renta


Gucci, Isaac Mizrahi, Giles


Miu Miu, Missoni, Jean Paul Gaultier


Peter Bertcsh, Salvatore Ferragamo, Oscar de la Renta


So lovely - Pollini

Remember others will respond to colour that we are wearing. You have the power to create a confident vibrant image for your self with the use of colour.

Or, you can shake colour on this way:
Dolce and Gabbana














Anna by Ruven Afanador for Deutch Elle

















Dolce&Gabbana has a rich history about mixing colour, and they does it excelent!





















Julia Stegner













ChloƩ

Balenciaga
Zink Magazine



















Diane Von Furstenberg
(via style.com)


Dolce and Gabbana, Danielle Scutt, Prada


Gianfranco Ferre, Giambattista Valli, Duro Olowu


Maurizio Galante, Dior, Halston


Moschino cheap & chic, Miu Miu, Balenciaga


Sinha Stanic, Versace, Naeem Khan






















5 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

I adore this post! Every look is a winner! I especially love the Balenciaga and Maryna Linchuk for Vogue Russia - divine!

xoxox,
CC

MISS GLITZY said...

Love this block colour trend, it's so joyful. Summer will be bright indeed!

Fashion Carnival said...

i so love this post! the spring is coming to me now.. i specially lvoe the Dries Van Noten dress and the yellow Versace one that agyness deyn models. plus.. thos d&g campaigns rock it (specially the last one

DIARIO DE UNA ESTILISTA said...

Its not my style but as a stylist, the color theme is one of the best to get an amazing story (like the first one). I love the lacroix dresses..one of my fav designers.
Besos Andrea

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