SS12 Trend Watch: Colour Blocking

Spring Summer 2012 Colours fit to eat! Pastels! Palest greens, blues, orange. Think Neapolitan ice cream in a wafer – gotta have your neutrals!

Colour blocking is hardly a new concept – in fact, it’s a wanky fashion term to describe wearing plain colour together. To clarify, plain colour as distinct from garments with print or embroidery or any embellishment. So, basically, wearing clothes that aren’t head to toe black. What they MEAN is successful and interesting colour combinations together to create a fresh look that generally relies on simple and clean silhouettes so as not to confuse the issue or to look like a big mess of rainbow. Which is a lot harder to fit in a headline. Also, the word block sounds quite designy and weighty and modern, and the colour blocking look is quite modern, so I guess it’s that thing where it sounds the way it looks like. Kinda like sizzling sausage. Also, when you think of it like a block of ICE CREAM, then colour blocking becomes delicious. Like ice cream…

Hmmmm, I appear to be on some kind of weird food kick. We shall resume normal, non-food related transmission soon, perhaps after lunch…In the meantime, here are my Spring Summer 12 colour block picks.

10 Cosby by Derek Lam SS12
Chloe SS12
Kenzo SS12
Matthew Williamson SS12
Matthew William SS12

Yes I know it’s a printed blouse, my blog my rules

Michael Van Der Ham SS12

Again, my blog my rules.

Mulberry SS12
Philip Lim SS12
Prada SS12
Theyskens Theory SS12

Ok this one is blatantly print but I just love the colour story and so it stays, alright?!!!


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