Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Designer Yves Saint Laurent started the color blocking trend back in 1965 with the debut for their now-famous “Mondarian” day dress. Inspired by contemporary artists, Saint Laurent took a simple white sack dress and added brightly colored blocks of blue, red and yellow separated with black lines that became an iconic masterpiece.
Thanks to modern day designers and fads that come full circle, color blocking is now making another appearance as a current trend on the market. If you are unfamiliar with the term, color blocking is a design process that involves combining two or more different, yet complimentary solid colors together. Three colors is usually the ideal mix. The goal is then to create a bold palette by mixing and matching those colors. True color blocking involves no prints or patterns, only solid colors, but more often than not, you’ll see a splash tease of one or the other to tie everything together.
Color blocking apparel has been hitting the look books and adorning the models on the runways in full force this past year. And just within the last few months, the color blocking trend is also is also hitting the home front. Tommy Hilfiger is way ahead of the color blocking game though as their signature red, white and blue themed bedding is not only perfect for Independence Day coming up this week, but their patriotic colors also fit the color blocking bill as well!
Hope you all have a color-filled happy and safe 4th of July!