Thursday, September 30, 2010

Colour Blocking is Back

Jil Sander SS 2011

Quick! Go run through a fluoro paint ball battle field, because colour blocking is 'in' again!

Colour is a recurring theme througout the Spring Summer 2011 collections. Jil Sander is a colour-blocking extravaganza this season and Versus by Christopher Kane breaks out the bright, clashing colours too. Bright colours continue on through D&G's floral-themed collection as well as Prada's SS 2011 offerings and the Moschino Cheap & Chic Presentation. Even Burberry featured flashes of neon.

Here are some tips from British Vogue on colour blocking... From 2009! It may be several seasons ago now, but judging by the sea of clashing colours we're seeing, it's still relevent.

Complimentary Colours
•Team colours from the same family together for a harmonious look - think bright pinks with vivid fuchsias, turquoise with royal blue
•Keep warmer tones like orange and red together
•Go for a neutral-toned shoe to keep it simple

Mixing it Up
•Work regal purples in with contrasting, fiery oranges
•Try lime green with melon or rosebud pink for a pleasantly jarring combination
•Go to town on the look with a loud, contrasting shoe or handbag

Versus SS 2011

Here's a video BryanBoy took of the Jil Sander show:

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