Friday, 29 January 2010

SS10 Trend - Pattern Mixing

I have been playing around with pattern mixing for a few seasons now, so I was delighted to see so many examples on the catwalk for SS10 that I could use as inspiration. From real clashes to more subtle combinations, I love them all. I think it is something about the busyness of this look that I love. It is also, the perfect trend for my next No more wants challenge as I have plenty of patterned pieces in my wardrobe. I particularly love the pattern mixing at Kenzo, Rodarte and Dolce and Gabanna. I don't think there are any wrongs or rights with pattern mixing and I don't think there is any science to it, it is just a case of try and see.

At Dolce and Gabanna
At Proenza Schouler
At Rodarte

At Marc Jacobs

At Alexander Wang (quite subtle - look at the shoes)

At Dries Van Noten

At Kenzo
As this is such a huge and extensive trend, I had lots of outfits that I was going to make, but as usual I ran out of time, my camera battery ran out and I ended up with just 2 outfits for now - excuses, excuses. I have been dying to try out a combination of polka dots and florals for some time. I am not sure how wearable this outfit is as the polka dot dress has a lining and it is difficult to stop the different layers riding up, but I love the combination of patterns.
Polka Dot Dress - Marks and Spencers
Floral dress - New Look
Shoes - ASOS
Bag - An old cream satin bag decorated with mauve and silver nail varnish
The next outfit was definitely inspired by the mixture of tie dye and plaid/ check at Rodarte. I bleached the black top to get this interesting orange and black effect that reminds me of tie dye. I loved the effect so much, I was tempted to bleach everything in my wardrobe (I didn't luckily).
Top - second hand black top - bleached
dress - Oasis
Tights - Dorothy Perkins
Boots - Topshop
Necklace - present
scarf (tied around waist) - a present
catwalk pictures from


Dream Sequins said...

To my eye, mixing patterns looks fresh and beautiful. Love your first outfit combo! I'm trying out this look more and more. xx

selina said...

what a great idea to layer dresses! clashing prints are the best, especially fresh and bright ones like your polka dots! p.s. i don't even own any knitwear here in sweden so i just grin and bear the cold!