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This Pink World

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Lately I’ve been looking at the world through rose colored glasses. I don’t know if I can give all the credit to Justina Blakeney and her #plantsonpink, (although credit where credit is due), but it seems that nature photos awash in bright pink hues have been popping up consistently in my own photo album.

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Here are a few images taken on my favorite camera app on my phone, Hipstamatic. I like this app because of all various film + lens combinations that are possible, and using the shake-to-randomize feature which often produces unexpected results. Hence a pink Lake Tahoe.

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The other method I used, in the case of the pink palm tree, is an app called DeluxeFX, which has a few false color options. I thought it had a pretty neat effect in this case.

I love the surreal and psychedelic quality and think it makes for great color inspiration.

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All images © Aaryn West.

 

 

 

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Color
17 Jul 2015

Fall 2015 Color Roundup

Fall '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West

Models may still be chasséing down the runway for the Fall 2015 season, but several color stories have already been carved out quite clearly. Despite all the controversy it has caused, Pantone’s color of 2015, Marsala, was quite popular this season and can be found across multiple palettes, both in starring and supporting roles. Aside from the Flamenco color story, this season’s palettes echo a decidedly earthy tone, which lends itself quite well to the romantically bohemian prints in which many designers have invested.

Fall '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Jonathan Simkhai, Zimmerman, Rachel Comey, Red Valentino, Tomas Maier, Zimmerman, Rachel Comey, BCBG Max Azria

Fall '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Jill Sander Navy, Nicole Miller, Suno, Monique Lhuillier, Suno, Nicole Miller, Suno, Zoe Jordan

Fall '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Diane von Furstenberg, Milly, Juicy Couture, Trina Turk, Zimmerman, Kate Spade New York, Rebecca Taylor, Pam & Gela

Fall '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Lyn Devon, Cynthia Rowley, Wes Gordon, Jill Stuart, Pedro del Hierro Madrid, Jill Sander Navy, Cynthia Rowley, Mara Hoffman

Fall '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Tocca, See by Chloé, Rachel Antonoff, Suno, Creatures of the Wind, Rebecca Taylor, Timo Weiland, Tanya Taylor

Fall '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Suno, Misha Nonoo, Alice + Olivia, Proenza Schouler, Thakoon, Delpozo, Adam Lippes, Thakoon

Gypsy Rust: Joie, Zimmerman, Tory Burch, Ulla Johnson, Giulietta, Thakoon, Red Valentino, Custo Barcelona

All images via Style.com

 

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Color
20 Feb 2015

Spring 2015 Color Roundup

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New York Fashion week is in full swing, and although there are plenty of shows (and several other cities) remaining, a few key color palettes are becoming rather evident. If you actually look back at the Resort 2015 color stories, you’ll find that Spring colors have not drastically changed from the previous season. Blue and yellow are both quite strong on their own, if not a bit softer this time around. Orange is quite the pop color, which you’ll find in shades from peach to rust. Although they didn’t make it into this particular color roundup, it’s worth mentioning that pastels were represented in large numbers (especially baby blue), as well as high-contrast prints in black and white.

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Opening Ceremony, M Missoni, Halston Heritage, Tory Burch, Honor, Versus Versace, Wes Gordon, Mara Hoffman

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Coach, Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Escada, Tanya Taylor, Alice + Olivia, Giulietta, Nanette Lepore

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Custo Barcelona, Creatures of Comfort, Tracy Reese, Mara Hoffman, Lyn Devon, Mara Hoffman, Band of Outsiders

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Kate Spade New York, Alice + Olivia, Baja East, Creatures of the Wind, Otswald Helgason, Josie Natori, Tomas Maier, Novis

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Kaelen, Mara Hoffman, Tibi, Tracy Reese, Kate Spade New York, Sophie Theallet, Nonoo, J. Crew

Ocean Sunset: Kate Spade New York, Honor, Mara Hoffman, Novis, Trina Turk, Whit, Vivienne Tam, Suno

All images via Style.com

 

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Fashion
10 Sep 2014

Resort 2015 Runway Trends: Block Party

Resort '15 Runway Trends: Block Party

We are such big fans of this bold, colorful trend that has been going strong for well over a year. Traditionally, color blocking originates more from the side of fashion design and sewing construction rather than textiles, but there’s no reason you can’t incorporate this look into your print designs. It’s even a little like the collage / Matisse trend that’s been growing in popularity, although more simplified and dramatically enlarged. Be sure to check out the Resort collections from Missoni, Roland Mouret, and Prabal Gurung for additional examples on how to apply this look to your own designs.

Novis, Jonathan Simkhai, Roksanda Ilincic all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Trends
21 Aug 2014

Resort 2015 Color Roundup

Resort '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West

‘Tis the season for Resort 2015 collections, and this year’s crop did not disappoint. Here is our roundup of the most essential color stories of the season, as told through some of our favorite prints.

Resort '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Rodebjer, Barbara Tfank, House of Holland, Erdem, A.L.C., Milly, Just Cavalli, Christian Siriano.

Resort '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Bottega Veneta, Giambattista Valli, Alexis Mabille, Elie, Tahari, Michael Kors, Alexander Lewis, BottegaVeneta, Alexander Lewis.

Resort '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Louis Vuitton, Alice + Olivia, Chanel, Roksanda Ilincic, Temperley London, Clover Canyon, Rebecca Minkoff, Jil Sander Navy.

Resort '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Monique Lhuillier, Antonio Marras, TSE, Sportmax, Thakoon Addition, Thom Browne, Antonio Marras, Saloni.

Resort '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Alberta Ferretti, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Alberta Ferretti, Missoni, Clover Canyon, Michael Kors, Sportmax, House of Holland.

True Blue: Rebcca Minkoff, Nonoo, Rodebjer, See by Chloé, Fausto Puglisi, Emanuel Ungaro, Michael Kors, Milly.

All images via Style.com

 

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Fashion
19 Jun 2014