Monday, April 16, 2012

Your weekly color fix: COLOR BLOCK

Sophie Theallet, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger

Color blocking in my mind is definitely a trend and by trend I mean the true meaning, it comes and goes, kinda like the Bill Cosby sweater you know the era. What's nice about a trend coming back is that it takes a little bit from each period it was popular. Today's color blocking has that late 50's mod feel and that 80's pop feel. Being a professional menswear designer I do sometimes immediately picture a polo shirt when I hear color block but color block for Spring and Summer 2012 is transformed into chic A line dresses,  mix and match your top and bottom, fun cool pieced pillows, blue plate special hellloooO! 

From etsy shop onefortynine

From Pipit at Anthropologie

You don't have to just wear your color blocking. Bring it on into your living space. 

From CB2

Martha Stewart Living April 2012

Martha Stewart Living April 2012

Pillows are a super easy way to brighten up your space. And if you are a sewer you can easily make pillow covers or new curtains. I am loving the color blocked shower curtain in Martha this month. Since we are moving in 2 weeks this does inspire me to make a color blocked curtain. Even if you are a beginner sewer you can make this and Martha's team gives easy directions right here.

I found this DIY piece on Apartment Therapy. A color blocked clothing rack. When you live in NYC you don't always have closets. 

So pull out the sewing machine, the RIT dye or the spray paint and get to work!

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