Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Let's forget about forecasting for a moment and talk about what's going on right now in terms of shaping the season's moods into cohesive trends. Moving in to Holiday is going to be a welcoming saunter through elementary textile history after such a dark and virtually print-free Fall. Look for sharp geometrics rendered in black & white colorways for an elegant yet fun way to dress up this seasons ever so dark palette. Betsey Johnson has chosen a graphic approach to covering this trend as a way to evoke pattern & color in a very flattering contemporary rendering.
This whole feeling of simple geometrics infused with color will also be dawned on the racks of Marc Jacobs in a most unique way. The bold patterns are subdued by warm friendly colors against very mature & sophisitcated silhouettes. Printed pants coupled with rich yarndyes & knits is a winning look for this house of pop idolotry.
The most effective use of pattern this season was clearly demonstrated in Chloe's presentation of the modern woman with a retro desire for style. "Contemporary Romance." The use of applique, embroidery, & matte colored embellishment creates a story of texture that is undeniably fresh. The floral selection is an array of abstract shapes that seem to compose a surreal garden scene from an era past and an age yet to come.