I don't pay much attention to Fashion Week but here's a look I can live with---color blocking. As far as I can tell this means mixing wardrobe pieces across the color wheel rather than mixing shades or values of one hue. I like it.
Tied wool comforter
The color is great and reminds me why Amish quilts are so classic.
I am not doing belts however.
Another variation of the Color Blocking trend is patchwork clothing--- which can be figure flattering or not. Contemplating the above garments I had a flashback to 1965.
When I was in college I had dresses a lot like this
The designer of these museum pieces was André Courrèges
My knockoffs, I believe, came from Macy's basement
but were no less fashionable.
See more about André Courrèges at the Victoria and Albert Museum site:
A major influence on these geometric dresses was the art of Piet Mondrian, here reflected in a series from 1965 by Yves Saint Laurent.
Detail of Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie painting
The fashion influence was modern art.
Log Cabin, about 1930
Which had much in common with classic patchwork.
Ellsworth Kelly, High Yellow
In the '60s these were called Color Field Paintings. Kelly was the master.
Ellsworth Kelly, Red/Blue
The paintings were a little too cool for me at the time.
I was in the throes of abstract expressionism.
Then I had another flashback.
Sonia Delaunay was doing these
Rhythme series paintings decades earlier.
And she was designing similar clothing in the 1920s.
Read more about Delaunay here:
I guess all fashion is one flashback after another.
Here are today's Moda Quilt-Along Bloggers for February 25th:
Lauren & Jessi Jung