Posts Tagged ‘pattern’

It was a great weekend for blog material…Saturday Wall Street Journal, the WSJ magazine and American Style. Decisions-Decisions…where to start???

The first page of the Off Duty section of Saturday’s Wall Street Journal discusses signature prints replacing logos for designers. Two things of note in the article: 1) The emergence of patterns printed by ink jet versus silk screening. 2) It is no longer mix and match…it is just mix, mix, mix.

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OH MY!!! I almost fell off of my chair when I saw this photo in The Wall Street Journal. The print by Mary Katrantzou is definitely pushing the envelope. The article focuses on print designs and their inspirations. “But no one is pushing the boundaries of printing quite like Ms. Katrantzou, a Greek designer who has made waves ever since she came on the scene three years ago. Last season, in her first solo catwalk show, she referenced interior design by sending out models dressed in skirts that resembled lamp shades and strong structured shapes, along with prints that replicated living spaces you’d expect to see in Architectural Digest. This season, Ms. Katrantzou built on that idea with designs inspired by FabergĂ© eggs and Meissen porcelain, moving deeper into the realm of decorative arts.”

Follow the Mary Katrantzou link to see more ‘interesting’ pattern combinations….It is well worth the time.

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When I see designs like the featured dress from Versus I realize I need to work in a more relaxed manner…Let caution fly to the wind!!! Versus is the secondary line of the House of Versace. Scroll through Versus for pattern combinations and then head to Versace for beautiful color combinations.

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