ONE WAY TO GET FUNKY

Aquilano.Rimondi's Spring 2011 Collection

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1970's fabric from designarchives

1970's fabric from designarchives

I saw this vintage fabric on design archives‘ etsy site and it reminded me of these prints from Aquilano.Rimondi’s Spring ’11 Collection. They have different layouts, but use similar elements and have that same funky 1970’s feel. This is an up-and-coming trend that I hope to see carry through to Spring ’12. More from Aquilano.Rimondi’s collection tomorrow!

THE WORLD OF TINCTORY

These beautiful pieces are designed by Eve at tinctory. She uses natural dyes, often from leaves, flowers, etc..found in her backyard. The colors and textures are exquisite!

DANCING WITH ZANDRA

Zandra Rhodes – SS11 from Daniel Burdett on Vimeo.

I stumbled across this video by Daniel Burdett which features pieces from Zandra Rhodes S/S 2011 collection. At times the video does seem to focus on the model and her fabulous hair (how does one get hair like that?), but it is still totally cool to see Zandra’s AWESOME textile designs dancing in the wind. Her designs are so intricately beautiful and I see this style trending for 2012.  You can see more from Zandra at her website, and more from Daniel at vimeo. Thanks to both!

SAILING AWAY WITH SCHOULER

*images via vogue

Proenza Schouler’s resort 2011 collection is a great example of how to execute natural dying/printing techniques in a glamorous fashion. Well, maybe that poncho isn’t exactly glamorous, but the colors are wonderful and it looks adorable with those shibori-esque shorts. I also want to point out all the different design elements in the black sweater. Beautiful…!

HAZEL & HUNTER

These beautiful pillow covers are hand-printed by hazel & hunter designer, Julie Deault. I love her geometric style…. those triangles are awesome! Check out more of her work here.

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