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Fall ’15 Runway Trends: Cracked Ice

Fall '15 Print Trends: Cracked Ice via Aaryn West

Textured prints take a turn for the lighter side in this nature-driven trend. Some examples resemble cracked ice, some look more like striations found in marble, others even take on the swirling formations found in radar images of weather systems. What they all have in common are their intricate, organic details and simple, limited color palette.

The example we used in our background was made with watercolor paints, but manipulating photographs of tree bark or experimenting with paints designed for a crackle effect would be great places to start when you’re ready to make your own Cracked Ice print.

Jonathan Simkhai, J. Mendel, Tory Burch all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Trends
04 Mar 2015

Resort 2015 Runway Trends: Paint Speckle

Resort 15 Runway Trends: Paint Speckle via Aaryn West

Pull out those paint brushes and prepare to get messy for the next trend featured in our review of Resort 2015 prints. Distressed textures are all the rave, and these ones are of the colorful variety. If this concept is too abstract for your normal customer, use it more sparingly as a texture in a stripe or geometric design.

Nonoo, Vionnet, Roksanda Ilincic all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Trends
22 Aug 2014

Embroider Me

Aaryn West Trends: Embroider Me

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.

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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Trends
25 Jan 2012