Spring of 2017 is blessed with clear and strong colors. Every spring intense colors appear, but this year it’s fresher than ever. Not the riot of patterns that reigned a couple of years ago, and more than the intense color blocking of last spring, color has grown up into a more mature, sophisticated and less predictable combination of hue and pattern use. If you are new at the color game, there are rules you can use to keep yourself on track.
Ah, fall! The heat is gone, and the subways are finally human-friendly. To me, that means one thing: Time to wear clothing again! And just in time for “See Now-Buy Now” Fall 2016-17 and NY Fashion Week’s SS2017 RTW.
Fashion week is here again! And things look slightly familiar. It’s true that everywhere we see obvious current design trends like transparent fabrics, off-the-shoulder, lacing, fringing and studs. But, more than that, iconic style trends that have been around for decades are being pushed.
More than a hue, black is actually a strategy in fashion. Structurally, black goes beyond color and directs the focus to the garment ‘s design details. Black is a tool that can enhance the silhouette, the textile patterns and all other colors.
For some designers, white is just another color; it’s light, goes with black and it sells. But others appreciate its role in color theory and take great joy in its advantages. The key to using white is understanding value and simultaneous contrast.