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Fall ’15 Runway Trends: Nouveau Floral

Fall '15 Print Trends: Nouveau Floral via Aaryn West

Take a more simplified approach to your Fall floral designs, as seen here with these stylized Art Nouveau inspired motifs. One delicately detailed flower is repeated throughout the design in a simple, yet compact, layout, which keeps the eyes moving but doesn’t overwhelm the viewer. We actually see it as a subset of a larger Fall 2015 trend rooted in Interior Design, which we’ll explore further a little later on in our review of Fall collections.

Wes Gordon, Rachel Comey, Issa all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Trends
18 Mar 2015

Spring 2015 Runway Trends: Fading Flowers

Spring 2015 Runway Trends: Fading Flowers via Aaryn West

We start our extensive review of Spring 2015 runway print trends with a sweet take on the traditional spring floral. Infused with light and a touch of blur, these airy ombre fades add just enough of a modern twist to a look that never goes out of style. Be sure to check out the new collections from Carolina Herrera and Monique Lhuillier for additional examples of how to approach this trend.

Naeem Khan, Blumarine, Badgley Mischka all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Trends
23 Sep 2014

Resort 2013: Postmodern Florals

Resort 2013 Recap: Postmodern Florals - Fashion Trends via Aaryn West

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.

Resort 2012 Recap: Postmodern Florals - Fashion Trends via Aaryn West

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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Fashion
31 Aug 2012

Rose Bowl Flea Market

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Last Sunday I went on a hunt for inspiration at the Rose Bowl flea market in Pasadena. To say that I “found some” would be quite the understatement. I wanted to share some of the 160+ images I took after trolling for hours around what was only a fraction of the vendors at this market. I managed to not spend very much money, however I did bring home a nice sunburn.




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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Inspiration
15 Jul 2011

The photography of Tiffany Upton

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This week I’m pulling inspiration from the photography of a very dear friend of mine, Tiffany Upton. When her day job as a graphic designer isn’t enough, she turns to photography and floral design to satisfy her overflow of creativity. With interests like this it comes as no surprise that her photographs of nature are so gorgeous. I was particularly mesmerized by the set below, some of which I immediately connected with the trend of print-mixing, which has been so prevalent on the runway this season. With the rise of digitally printed textiles I can easily picture the work of Miss Upton printed on silk scarves and flowing chiffon dresses. A fresh update to the floral frock.




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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Inspiration
30 Jun 2011