Stark, colorful brush strokes and watery, ethereal paintings make up another of our favorite trends spotted within the Resort 2013 collections. Styles ranged from the bold and minimal, to the sort of colorful complexity that can only be captured in a digital print. Luckily, you don’t have to be Picasso to nail this one, just get out those paints and start having fun. Maybe even keep one for your refrigerator.
Lace was a huge trend in the Resort 2013 collections. Ginormous, even. While the majority of it was authentic, many designers used it in bold and graphic ways, laying the groundwork of inspiration for textile artists to apply to their prints.
With the new Spring shows literally just around the corner, I’ve nearly missed the window of opportunity to gush about all the incredible print trends the Resort collections had to offer. Alas, the goodness shall not be wasted. I’ll be recapping my favorite trends over the next few days, starting with a set of florals that would be worthy of any local art gallery. Paired with bold stripes, fragmented, and tossed with artful, expressive brush strokes – these postmodern florals have a quirky sophistication.
Although this textural trend isn’t entirely new, it’s so expansive that it deserves it’s own post. It only seems natural that the resurgence of prints in fashion and interior design would spawn an exploration of thread and the fiber arts, spilling over to all facets of art and design. Embroidery has become so incredibly popular, and is popping up in all kinds of unexpected places. When contrasted with flat, two dimensional imagery it creates an almost surreal juxtaposition of texture and technique. If you’re a tactile person like I am, you’ll have no problem finding ways to add a little embroidered goodness into your life.
I don’t normally post on Saturdays, but with the phenomenal news out of New York last night I thought this was more than appropriate. I love Christopher Kane, rainbows, and the progression of civil rights.