Posts Tagged ‘Spring 2013 fashion’

The Japanese Art of Shibori

January 7, 2013

The Japanese art of Shibori is a method of dyeing, in which the cloth is bound, stitched, twisted or folded to create patterns.

Modern interpretations of this process were seen on the runways, often in rich indigo hues.

Diane Von Furstenburg’s mixed media version of modern Shibori.


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Tory Burch showed a more ethnic take on the technique.

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Surface to Air kept it pure, with indigo motifs on a clean, white ground.

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Just Cavalli mixed traditional Shibori with contemporary patching.

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Band of Outsiders featured dip dyed techniques as well as fabric manipulated dyeing to achieve rich pattern work.

Think Pink

December 19, 2012

Pink was the surprise color of the season, with hues ranging from strong and vibrant, to soft and pastel ruling the runways.

Even the softest of shades had a strength to them. This is not your average girlie pink!

Costume National used  hot pink for modern clothes with a sexy vibe:

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Burberry mixed their rich pink with red, for a new silhouette with exaggerated round shoulders and a nipped waist:

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Elber Albaz took a minimalist approach to magenta with a simply cut sheath dress for Lanvin:

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Raf Simons popped his pale pink with a bright yellow lining and edgy black shorts for Christian Dior:

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Balmain used a vibrant pink for laced up shoes in rich satin:

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The Match Game

July 4, 2012

As the men’s fashion shows come to a close across Europe, some new trends are emerging for Spring 2013.

One of the most prevalent themes is matching, in a much more literal way than we’ve previously seen.

Here are just a few of the ways designers are playing the Match Game:

Riccardo Tisci is tickled pink to cut his impeccably tailored pieces in all one hue at Givenchy:

Artful layers are completely aligned, also at Givenchy:

Acne takes a directional approach to stripes:

Henry Guillaume cuts his checks on the bias for a short suit, matching shirt and shoes at Carven:

Roberto Cavalli likes head to toe aqua:


Salvatore Ferragamo matches the shirt,sweater and jacket, but chooses a contrasting tone for the pants:

Monochromatic dressing took the catwalks by a storm this season. All we can say is, “Game, set MATCH!”


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