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September 12, 2011

Colour Blocking Lives On!

Colour blocking, decidedly the ‘it’ look for summer, (who could forget that Prada striped dress that made its way onto more than a couple celebrities) has managed to stretch its 15 minutes of fame to include another consecutive season in the spotlight. Although the colours have transitioned from bright corals, yellows and greens of summer to the rich, saturated jewel tones of fall, the look is just as chic as ever.

Colour in large blocks is hardly a new concept; this trend has been gaining momentum for the last couple of years. However, what is new is the approach. Loud and proud colour will always be eye catching in solid blocks (see Jill Sander). But what is even more eye catching?  Playing with stripes and smaller blocks for a more interesting distribution of colour (see Marc by Marc Jacobs). Gone is the notion that colour blocking MUST be uniform; although symmetry will always be a good look. Instead designers have embraced the idea of a more free-form, abstract style for fall (see Chloé).

COLOUR BLOCKING ON THE RUNWAY:

JIL SANDER

MIU MIU

MARC BY MARC JACOBS:

CHLOÉ

ON THE STARS:

GET THE LOOK:

OFF THE RUNWAY:

Diane Von Furstenberg Reara Colourblock Dress – $376.02

Chloé Colour-block Wool Sweater – $1,515

Marc by Marc Jacobs Babylon Blanket Short Coat – $646.97

ON A BUDGET:

Motel Kylie Colourblock Skirt – $50.60

Colour Block Shopper – $18.07

MIND Suede Colour Blocked Lace Up – $39.75

Posted by Jessica Di Clemente in Fashion
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