I heard Kimbra’s new song, 90s Music, on the radio the other week and recently decided to pull it up on Youtube for my listening pleasure. Oh, my god, Becky. I had no idea it would come with a bomb-diggity video filled with kitschy, neo-psychedelic, in-yo-face visuals. It’s filled with SUCH great inspiration for textile designers! It kind of reminds me of an updated version of Deee-Lite’s Groove Is In The Heart, which itself was a 90s throwback to the 70s. Kinda makes me wish I hadn’t thrown out my wide-leg Jnco jeans and Cross Colors gear. Below are some stills from the video but you should definitely take the time to check out the whole video here.
Today we present an extremely relatable trend seen everywhere from retail to the runway: daisies. Whether photographic, painted, digitally warped or presented atop an abstract texture, designers are finding fresh ways to serve up this classic vintage flower. For more examples of how runway designers are interpreting this trend, be sure to check out resort collections from Alice + Olivia and Nina Ricci in addition to the designers shown here.
Issa, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Carolina Herrera all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West
In an effort to shake things up a bit, this week’s color inspiration is pulled from a slightly unusual source and one of our all-time favorite music videos: P.M. Dawn’s Set Adrift On Memory Bliss, from 1991. The 90’s are making a huge comeback throughout fashion, and if I had to be trapped in a music video for the rest of my life, this ravetastic, bohemian wonderland would definitely be at the top of my list. You know those cool colored smoke bombs you saw earlier this year in several lookbooks? Yeah, this video has those. And to keep this color story and homage to P.M. Dawn as authentic as possible, a gif seemed utterly appropriate.