Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Trend: Colour blocking

Colour blocking is back for spring with a vengence. Remember colour blocking?

This iconic Yves Saint Laurent "Mondrian" day dress from the Autumn 1965 collection is a prime example of colour blocking in the past.

Colour blocking is fabulous and I have to say that I'm happy to see this trend make a re-appearance.

I'm not so thrilled about the simple styling of the YSL dress when colour blocking first made an appearance. It is the graphic colouring that makes the look.

I would love to try my hand at a coloured blocked dress. I would use this Vogue pattern. I can just see it! And Sandra Betzina's Vogue 1234 is such a comfortable dress.

I wonder what bold bright colours are hiding in the fabric store shelves?  

Are you happy with the return of this trend? Any plans to include it into your wardrobe?

1 comment:

  1. That could be a lot of fun! I have a couple shirt patterns that I really like and fit well, and it could be a lot of fun to cut it up into some colour-blocked shapes. Be a good opportunity to try my hand at altering a pattern in this way. :)


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