Bloomingdale’s asked a bunch of designers to create pieces out of classic Crayola crayons and each designer was assigned a color. Parker had Jungle Green, Clover Canyon had Mountain Meadow, Rebeccah Minkoff had Banana Mania, etc (see captions on these photos for more.) The results are surprisingly luxe and wearable looking. The pieces, photographed by Matthew Carasella, are currently on display at the 59th Street Bloomingdale’s location in New York City. See more detail shots here.
What key trends are coming off the runways for Autumn/Winter 2015 you ask? First up, florals go textural with a camo-like feel. We especially like Giambattista Valli’s interpretation inlaid into a graphic scenic design.
With heavy references to the 70s across many collections, it’s not surprising that florals also take on a stylized form much like flocked wallpaper from this era. Mary Katrantzou gives an extra nod to the disco period by adding layers of plastic for a synthetic update.
Meanwhile, patchwork prints mix techniques gathered from around the world, such as batik and block printing, creating a bohemian vibe. Burberry Prorsum takes it one step further with the addition of mirrored embellishments as shown here.
Stay tuned as we report on more trends next week in our following addition.
The Broste Copenhagen collection for spring/summer draws inspiration from the flowing, inky, watercolor medium and the results are inspirational! The soft color palette of the new line, speaks of springtime and is sure to add calm and peace to any space.
Contain your citrusy hues!
– bekah hilleson
Normally I post about art on Tuesdays but I am too excited about the interior textile studio of Rebecca Atwood to wait! Love all the abstract mark making, the indigo dyes which she creates in her studio and the organic nature of it all. Beautiful work!
The AW 2015 runway shows are underway and with them comes an onslaught of fresh trends. Issa’s animal meets tribal interpretation is just one of the many mashed-up directions heading our way next season. What’s your favorite so far?
Utilizing countless glittery sequins, Danish artist Theresa Himmer’s “Mountain Series” is inspired by the interaction between nature and urban life. The artist uses a combination of plastic and plywood to create the sequins that help her describe the movement of ice, lava and wind in the surrounding environment.
The ombré has been a thing for a few years now…so passé. But there is a new and different kind of fade that has been exciting to watch evolve over the past few seasons. Often the fade is a textile play, fading from a knit to a woven, a solid to a print, or a smooth surface to a texture. A designer from the Parsons MFA show for spring 15 RTW did some amazing textile transitions like the one shown here.
– bekah hilleson