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
At DKNY
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 http://www.style.com/

2 comments:

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!