Sunday, March 27, 2011

Trend Watch: Colour Block

Spin the colour wheel and pick at radom, as clashing colours are no longer a fashion crime. Colour blocking is the biggest trend for Spring/Summer 2011 and from the like if it, it would be a big thing for autumn as well.

Spring and summer are the best season to show off your your curves and liven your wardrobe with brights and all things colourful. Combine.separates in block colours, save bolder shades for an evening out and play with a dual palette during the day.

The spring summer 2011 runways were alive with bright mix of hot pink, tangerine, lemon yellow, jungle green and cobalt blue from the likes of big fashion houses like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prabal Gurung, Diane Von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs. And there was no room for modesty as rarely did one colour stand alone, instead they were blocked together for the maximum impact and summer chic. This colour clashing and blocking is making its way to the high street - so girls ransack your wardrobe to mix the colours for the maximum impact and style this season. .

Gucci (left) and Fendi (right)

Prabal Gurung (left) and Louis Vuitton (right)

Christopher Kane (left) and DKNY (right)

Ways to Colour Block

Block colours with no patterns mixed together is the best way to wear the trend. So prepare to mix electric blues with sunshine yellow, pillar-box reds with soothing greens and candyfloss pinks with tangerine orange. This season is all about brights so If you’re colour blocking from head to toe, make sure the block colours are as bright as possible. And remember to wear it with confidence and very little makeup!

"Think food. Mix mustard with ketchup, aubergine with mint and spinach with
lemon" says Priyanka Khanna a fashion editor at Vogue.

  • Wear your bright hued dress with acid yellow nails and a neon belt to make sure you shine when walking.

  • Do bold brights with attitude and go glamorous with a touch of gold, as seen at Gucci.

  • Pick traffic-stopping colour block heels to help you cross a busy junction.

  • Layer neon on neon and stay away from neutrals as seen on Christopher Kane SS11.

  • Wear a bright hued orange lipstick to colour clash your dress for a chic look.

If you can't wear the trend with confidence or don't want to go too loud then use accessories to add a pop of colour, as seen on SS11 runway collection of Fendi (See above). Colour blocking shoes, bags and belts can instantly up your style quotient. Our picks: .


1. Carvella Gallant for £130

6. Karen Millen Graphic Colour Block Clutch Bag for £95 .


Celebrity Spotting in Colour Block

Camilla Belle and Zoe Saldana look perfect in the colour block trend.

Camilla Belle and Zoe Saldana


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