Sunday, June 17, 2012

Colour BLOCK

Lately I've been really inspired by outfits made up entirely of bright colours. It looks punchy and unconventional, and the more uncommon the shade the better it looks. Quite like the cut-out (generic pieces made unique by slices of skin showing through cutouts in the material), an unusual colour makes the cut & fabric less crucial to making the item special. Solid colours alone can make functional everyday pieces fun and stylish.

Dior- teal w/a pale violet & clementine orange.
The 1st two colours appear very mermaid/oceanic, but the orange takes the look to a futuristic/modern place.
Dior - lime green, coral red, turquoise
cheeky, circus-like
Aquilano Rimondi - rusty orange, lime green, turquoise, dusty rose, and maroon
Acidic & then 70s. The shorts remind me of a 1970s track and field outfit.
Rich colours really pop in a lustrous material like this silk jacket.
Gucci
Fendi - Coral red, violet, yellow, and blue
Jil Sander - violet, green, & bubblegum pink
The whole combination sends subliminal images of the the Joker:
The pants remind me of Jodie's outfit on the TV show Today's Special:
Jil Sander's Spring 2011 collection (designed by Raf Simons) is one of my favourites for it's unapologetic, excessive use of rare colours & colour combinations, fabric choices, curious accessories & loose pieces paired with fitted. Raf Simons (born January 12, 1968) is a Belgian fashion designer. He studied Industrial design, but after a few years of self-study, he became a menswear designer in 1995. In 2005 he was appointed as creative director for the Jil Sander label.

Jil Sander - deep Red, pink, orange. Almost sickly, pepto-bismol w/ cheddar cheese and then...what? The colour of the overcoat is a brave choice.
This section: Surface to Air - Spring 2012

Sonia Rykiel - spring 2011

& this Fendi makeup (orange lips) w/ the aquamarine reminded me so much of the 80s.
It's a really soothing combination even though it's bright and brash.