In the article, “You Say You Want a Devolution?” By Kurt Andersen published in Vanity Fair this month, the author talks about how the rapid changes in politics, the economy and technology slow down the changes in cultural style. This really … Continue reading Has Style Really Changed in the Past 20 Years?
There’s a lot of texture going on, below are the five main trends for Fall/Winter ’11-’12… Leather, Lace, Feathers, Fur, Sequins, Paillettes, Metallic fabrics and trim… … and let’s not forget velvet, brocade, quilted, chunky knits… … Continue reading MoodBoard – Surface Texture Fall/Winter ’11/12
ELECTRIC HUES inspired by brights found in nature, specifically underwater sea life and reptiles, neons, ombre, brights with depth. The Naturals…. inspired by natural materials such as shell, leather & wood, and by textiles such as burlap, linen, cotton, hemp, wool. Made modern mixed with metallics, structured silhouettes, ombre, tea dyed, stained, watercolor…. Black and White Graphics….. Color Pop Graphics Continue reading Color Mood Board Fall/Winter ’11-’12
Images from: VOGUE, BAZAAR, & W FALL 2011 http://www.shefinds.com/2011/make-like-zenon-girl-of-the-21st-century-in-cosmic-clothing-this-fall/ http://www.insidefashionlive.com/tabId/174/itemId/331/TrendingSpring-2012-Prints.aspx http://www.youtube.com/user/cosmocorps2000 Continue reading Future Perfect: Space Age Mods for Fall/Winter 11-12
Fall Sept 2011 Vogue JennySinkaberg Elle April2011 Editorial SalvatoreFerragamo Potiche (2010) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1521848/ Mary Phyllis Rhoda Enjoli ad – the cloning experiment was a success! Charlie’s perfume ad – sexual harrassment anyone? Fall 2011 Escada Fall 2011 Etro Isabel Marant Fall … Continue reading Fall 2011 – Work Style
Last week I read an article on Azzedine Alaïa posted here on the Business of Fashion, that left me inspired, but also feeling that a change is inevitable in the way fashion is created and produced in the industry. In the article, Alaïa spoke out about how the current system in place takes its physical and mental toll on those involved in the process and diminishes the soul and creativity. High fashion has become fast, where profits and speed of duplicating other successful designs becomes the norm in place of developing new ideas. This is something that has always taken … Continue reading High Fashion’s New Low?
You gotta love Neo-Minimalism for it’s attempt to portray culture in an orderly fashion. In the neo-geo perspective of minimalism, it’s all about bold shapes, colors and sharp angles … Neo-minimalism is a rather vaguely defined art style/movement of the late 20th, early 21st centuries, in painting, sculpture, architecture, design, and music. It is sometimes referred to as “neo-geo”, “Neo-Conceptualism“, “Neo-Futurism“, “New Abstraction”, “Poptometry”, “Post-Abstractionism”, “Simulationism”, and “Smart Art”. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/minimalism.htm http://weconnectfashion.com/fido/getarticle.fcn?&type=trends&SearchString=handbag&id=737870PS0000234&start=1&tr=10 http://www.29secrets.com/sections/style/spring-2011-fashion-trend-bold-prints-and-stripes http://trendbible.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/satellite-trend-zig-zags/ http://www.nytimes.com/1987/07/06/arts/what-do-you-call-art-s-newest-trend-neo-geo-maybe.html?pagewanted=2&src=pm Continue reading Neo Minimalism: neo-geo