Tag Archives: Spring 2014

vaquero spirit: a/w 2014 men’s accessories

click image to enlarge Almost by magic, each season disparate designers from around the world are drawn to a common cultural influence. In recent years this has included at times Moroccan,  African, and Indian. For Fall 2014, it appears this … Continue reading

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s/s 2014 details – floating color

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s/s 2014 silhouettes – floating color

click image to enlarge In translating this forecast into silhouettes, the trend is expressed less through construction and more so by how color is used to optically manipulate form. More from this forecast: s/s 2014 color concept: floating color s/s 2014 … Continue reading

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s/s 2014 color concept: floating color

click image to enlarge More from this forecast: s/s 2014 silhouettes – floating color s/s 2014 details – floating color s/s 2014: key directions in design floating color- cultural moodboard floating color- influencers

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floating color- additional influencers

click image to enlarge To further reinforce the ideas behind Floating Color, the strongest directional trend mentioned in my previous post, I am including here additional inspirations I discovered in my research. Most of all, I am inspired by the story behind the … Continue reading

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s/s 2014: key directions in design

click image to enlarge For several years, contemporary architecture has largely been grounded in two polar directions: finding ways to re-imagine manmade forms as an organic part of their natural surroundings, AND creating sleek/serious industrial monoliths. Though the potential creative implications of both … Continue reading

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spring 2014 trend forecast: there is a light that never goes out

click image to enlarge Shrinking job opportunities have caused young people to defer adulthood. Displaced from the expected life trajectory, they stay in school longer or work in coffee shops despite their degree. However, their dreams do not die. They … Continue reading

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s/s 2014 color concept: toxic sea

click image to enlarge Seapunk (a youth oriented cultural trend with origins in early 2011 centered around innovators such as Zombelle and Albert Redwine) features colors and themes inspired by a mash-up of late 90’s computer/fractal art and revisionist new-age … Continue reading

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s/s 2014 color concept: dancing in the dark

click image to enlarge Vibrating colors reflect the re-emergence of techno-rave culture: thumping music, flashing lights, and hallucinations. But there is magic here too.  Colors at once joyful and sinister seem to hint at something older than time. A spirit … Continue reading

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spring 2014 trend forecast: nostalgic future

click image to enlarge Young people, finding themselves hitting a developmental glass ceiling in their 20’s, are becoming increasingly nomadic. On average, they switch jobs 7 times in their 20’s and 1/3 are moving into new homes every year. Unsure … Continue reading

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