Posts Tagged ‘London Fashion Week’

New Kids on The Block

February 20, 2014

Color blocking has become a staple in the fashion world. It seems contrasting sleeves or borders is as common lately as a polka dot.

Just when we were starting to feel a little color block fatigue set in, designers in London put a new spin on it, creating new ways to splice an old garment.

Princess Kate Middleton’s go to designer, Issa, took amorphous shapes reminiscent of childhood favorite “Colorforms.” Remember them?

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Peter Pilotto is masterful in cutting and splicing prints. This season, his solid tones are worked together in contrast to form new and interesting patterns.

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Thomas Tait worked bright shapes on a black ground for an artistic approach to blocking.

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Roksanda Ilincic boldly spliced rich hues with neutrals.

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Topshot Unique took their color blocks to a new level, working a rich patchwork from fur.

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Curses, Foiled Again

February 18, 2013

Fall 2013 Fashion Week has moved onto London, where the trends continue to evolve.

While metallic has been a big idea for a few seasons now, we are seeing a slicker version. These foil finishes take the metals to a whole new level of shine.

KTZ

KTZ

KTZ shows an oversized coat with a gold foil finish.

L'Wren Scott

L’Wren Scott

A ladylike pencil skirt in sleek gold at L’Wren Scott.

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Foil finish for fingernails.

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In New York, Marc Jacobs added a mix of gold and silver to his shimmery gown and fur scarf.

Jen Kao

Jen Kao

Jen Kao took an athletic approach to silver foil.

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Daks got into the act with a cropped gold leather top over a simple black dress at London Fashion Week.

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood foils a deep wine hue for a shimmery dress.


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