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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

Happy New Year!

Have a groovy New Year from Aaryn West

Happy New Year, friends! I am predicting that 2015 will be our grooviest year yet, so I made this little illustration to celebrate the feeling. I just love beginnings, so full of inspiration and imagination. The new year is like a virtual reset button where you can take a pause and begin to breathe new life into everything you do. Whether or not you believe in the magic of fresh starts, I’m wishing everyone peace, love and all around good vibes in the upcoming year!

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Inspiration
01 Jan 2015

Spring 2015 Runway Trends: Flower Child

Spring 2015 Runway Trends: Flower Child via Aaryn West

With all of the psychedelic flower power found blooming in the Spring ’15 runway shows, we had to wonder just how many designers were drinking from the same well of acid-laced Kool-Aid? (Um.. and where can we get some?!) This may just be the trend we are most excited to see emerging from the newest shows. With dizzying and playful motifs, and colors that nearly surpass louder-than-life status, these vintage florals are sure to be the life of the Spring print party.

Kate Spade New York, Jeremy Scott, House of Holland all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

 

 

 

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Trends
11 Dec 2014

Spring 2015 Runway Trends: Mod Squad

Spring 2015 Runway Trends: Mod Squad via Aaryn West

One of our absolute favorite eras in textile design turned out to be a major theme on the runway this season; the groovin’ 60s and 70s. Today we’re featuring quirky geos that would give any Mod a good flashback. For additional examples of this hip trend, check out collections from Trina Turk and Orla Kiely.

Isa Arfen, dsquared2, Libertine all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Trends
24 Sep 2014

Glazed And Confused: Monday Color Mood

aaryn west monday color mood: glazed and confused

Bask in the amber glow of this week’s vintage inspired color story. This particular combination of hues has picked up in popularity again, long since the days it adorned your favorite old mushroom-and-woodland-creature covered cookie jar. Although, as you can see below, fungi and their furry and fluttery friends are still alive and well…

aaryn west monday color mood: glazed and confused

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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Color
06 Feb 2012