Tag_ Fall 2013

Aaryn West x Katharine Kidd Fall 2013

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I’m very excited to share the bespoke print I created for the Fall 2013 collection of Los Angeles designer Katharine Kidd. This was a unique project which involved multiple processes to create the desired look, including spray painting roses black and photographing them in a darkened studio.

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Katharine’s creative direction was clear and inspiring from the start, and the many ways in which she was able to utilize a single textile design throughout her entire Fall collection was astounding.

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And of course it’s been cool to see the print in action, making it’s way onto a Refinery29 article from October ’13, The 7 L.A. Brands You Need In Your Closet Now. The print was also worn by interior designer Tami Ramsay in her December feature for The Atlantan, and was also spotted on Katharine Kidd herself for a charity gala back in November.

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Head over to her website to find out more about Katharine, and be sure to check out the super cool Fall 2013 video lookbook while you’re there!

*lookbook and website images courtesy Katharine Kidd.
*last image courtesy The Atlantan.

Posted by:  aaryn
30 Jan 2014

Aaryn West x Hi! Expectation Fall 2013

Aaryn West x Hi! Expectation Fall 2013

Once again I have been lucky enough to collaborate with Hi! Expectation on the development a super fun capsule of original prints for their Fall 2013 collection. You may recall seeing the name of this up-and-coming Dallas based line from our post a while back, when we featured their Spring 2013 collection, which we also had the pleasure of working on. This season, inspiration sprang from south of the border – Mexico to be specific. Below are just a handful of my favorite pages from the lookbook, which was overflowing with colorful mix-and-match print combinations suitable for any fiesta.

To see more of this season’s lookbook, or to find out when and where the collection will hit stores, head over to their website or facebook page.
Aaryn West x Hi! Expectation Fall 2013
Aaryn West x Hi! Expectation Fall 2013
Aaryn West x Hi! Expectation Fall 2013
Aaryn West x Hi! Expectation Fall 2013
Aaryn West x Hi! Expectation Fall 2013
Aaryn West x Hi! Expectation Fall 2013
Aaryn West x Hi! Expectation Fall 2013
Aaryn West x Hi! Expectation Fall 2013
Aaryn West x Hi! Expectation Fall 2013
Aaryn West x Hi! Expectation Fall 2013

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Posted by:  aaryn
25 May 2013

Fall 2013 Runway Trends: Bokeh

Bokeh: Fall 2013 Runway Trends via Aaryn West

Unless you’re a photographer, the word ‘bokeh’ might be a new one for you. It’s a Japanese term for the blurred, out-of-focus effect used in photographs, often resembling ethereal dots of color and light. Technical jargon aside, I think we can all agree it’s rad, and makes for the perfect marriage of photography and abstract textile design.

 

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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Fashion
11 Mar 2013

Fall 2013: Color Review

Fall 2013 Color Review: Emerald Isle

After pouring over the NYFW collections, several color palettes have emerged as being key to the Fall 2013 season. Below is a quick recap of the most prominent and memorable color combinations from what we’ve seen from the season thus far.

Fall 2013 Color Review: Black and Tan

Fall 2013 Color Review: Burnt Sienna

Fall 2013 Color Review: Lagoon

Fall 2013 Color Review: Cherry Red

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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Fashion
17 Feb 2013