••• FEB/MAR IN PRINT •••
As a change of pace, I thought it would be fun to periodically create collages from magazine clippings, showing objects of desire and styles I like (and sometimes dislike). Since we can’t have it all, this is also a productive way to consider which trends to invest in versus those that seem fleeting.
COLOR: Everyone’s been talking about black and white, but I also love these blue and white textiles that are reminiscent of toile patterns and Asian ceramics. And although quite opposite, I’m also drawn to this bright yellowish-green hue Prabal calls “Sulfur” in his LOVE collection for Target. It’s a sophisticated evolution from all of the neon last year (but I still like you, Neon).
PLEATS & PLASTIC: Two styles I know I’ll be seeking out this spring are mini pleats, which add a delicate dimension and texture to long skirts, and clear plastic … well, anything. I love the large cuffs, and if only I could get my hands on this Valentino clear studded raincoat.
SQUARE: I’ve often hypothesized that my affinity for grids in art and graphic design derives from my childhood obsession with Tetris. The obsession continues with this exquisite spring line by Louis Vuitton, featuring bold, high contrast checkerboard patterns. I’m also drawn to the gridded textiles by Chanel (pink suit) and others.
P.S.—-I can still be spotted playing Tetris daily on the train.
STOP IT: Seeing so much monochromatic denim this month made my head spin all the way back to 2001, when JT and Britney wore head-to-toe jean more often than not. We’re heading back into dangerous territory with features like Amber Valletta on the ranch in February Vogue, but there’s hope yet with some of the latest looks by J. Brand and Rag & Bone—-who insert varied color and pattern to break up the monotony. Prada, I have nothing to say to you.