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Aaryn West x Society6 - New Work

Have you guys been keeping up with all the new designs we’ve recently added to our Soceity6 shop? It’s so easy to get lost in the never-ending selection of incredible designs over there, so if you haven’t visited the site recently, take a minute to check it out – starting with our shop, of course!

If you’re new to Society6, it’s a collective of thousands of talented artists, creating a limitless supply of awesome designs on a slew of useful products. From art prints and cell phone cases to shower curtains and greeting cards, and so, so much more. From the clothes you wear to the walls you stare at every day, Society6 has got you covered. And maybe the coolest part of it all, is everything is made right here in the United States!

Pictured below is just a tiny slice of all the cool stuff you’ll find in our shop, including the newest item they’ve added to their catalog – Wall Tapestries. So take an extended lunch break at your desk and prepare to get lost in an ocean of sweet designs.

Aaryn West x Society6 - New Work
Aaryn West x Society6 - New Work

Aaryn West x Society6 - New Work

Aaryn West x Society6 - New Work

Aaryn West x Society6 - New Work

Aaryn West x Society6 - New Work

 

Posted by:  aaryn
17 Mar 2015

Fall ’15 Runway Trends: Black and White Optics

Fall '15 Print Trends: Black and White Optics via Aaryn West

Here’s a trend that is guaranteed to put you in a groovy mood. Graphic, eye-popping prints in stark shades of black and white evoke a complex mixture of playful and serious, and can often be a challenge to create; the trick is to find the perfect combination of scale and level of detail. Such dazzling optical prints were spotted in various Fall 2015 collections, with examples coming from Trina Turk, Protagonist, and Custo Barcelona in addition to the designers credited below.

Emilio Pucci, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Christian Dior all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Trends
16 Mar 2015

Fall ’15 Runway Trends: Boho Punk

Fall '15 Print Trends: Boho Punk via Aaryn West

With each Fall season we inevitably see a resurgence of plaid parading down the catwalk, often within the clean and crisp domain of menswear. This season we are seeing a more feminine, perhaps even free spirited, approach to plaid. Plaids are being juxtaposed against whimsical paisleys, sweetly naive florals, and in the case of Stella Jean’s brilliant collection, ornately detailed folkloric illustrations of animals. Think about inserting a does of grunge into your next bohemain collection, by way of the simple punky plaid.

Red Valentino, Stella Jean, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Trends
09 Mar 2015

Fall ’15 Runway Trends: Cracked Ice

Fall '15 Print Trends: Cracked Ice via Aaryn West

Textured prints take a turn for the lighter side in this nature-driven trend. Some examples resemble cracked ice, some look more like striations found in marble, others even take on the swirling formations found in radar images of weather systems. What they all have in common are their intricate, organic details and simple, limited color palette.

The example we used in our background was made with watercolor paints, but manipulating photographs of tree bark or experimenting with paints designed for a crackle effect would be great places to start when you’re ready to make your own Cracked Ice print.

Jonathan Simkhai, J. Mendel, Tory Burch all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Trends
04 Mar 2015