We’re really feeling printed shoes at the moment: They’re an easy way to make an outfit feel a little extra special. And they’re also a simple, foolproof way to take an outfit from totally blah to something awesome. If you’ve got a bunch of neutrals in your closet, maybe invest in a pair of printed shoes to jazz up your basics? Just a thought. Behold our selection of possible fun patterns, shapes and sizes.
Futuristic style never turns out how we picture it to be. (Damn! We were really hoping for a Jetsons-style dress with built-in jet packs some day.) Part of the problem is that fashion advances with little innovations that tend to fit in seamlessly with the rest of what’s around it. Today, the New York Times alerts us to a pretty neat direction the industry is moving in—using computer graphics and digital technology to produce those edgy prints you’re seeing on the runways. The benefit of using digitally rendered patterns? For starters, you can go crazy with special effects to create optical illusions (trippy). But also it gives designers a greater color range and faster production method.
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When the economy hit its first slump, the fashion industry became one of the many lenses through which we measured the damage. So, it’s only natural to gauge the recession’s overall improvement by monitoring positive changes in the fashion world. Today, The New York Times asserts that a resurgence of bright, bold clothing is a tell-tale sign that the economy is recovering.
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Patterns like stripes and tie-dye may dominate clothing racks these days, but according to trend spotting website Trendspot.com, mildew fabrics are bubbling up. In recent years, blown-up images resembling mold and mildew have made their way onto clothes by Marni, Emma Cook, and Jil Sander, among others. Isn’t it amazing how something really disgusting, i.e., the green mold that forms on expired bread, can create something so beautiful? [Infomat] Keep reading »