Although it may not be a ‘new’ trend, colour-blocking has stood the test of fashion time and now it’s back once more – but this time the looks are sleek and simple.
“In a simple form we use colour blocking every day when we put on plain blue trousers and a lime green shirt, with each forming a solid block of colour,” WALL London’s Design Director Judith Balcazar explains. “We’ve seen a few trends emerge over the past few seasons that have continued to become collection mainstays – and one of my favourites is colour-blocking.”
This trend is fast-becoming a major aspect of design as it offers a simple way to update a look by keeping the entire aesthetic clean, with modern use of colour.
“This is a minimal and architectural way to mix colours, but one that also focuses on clean lines and fit. There’s something timeless about bold strokes of colour, and it’s completely different to recent trends such as cut-outs or sheer. Colour-blocking is something any woman can try, regardless of age, shape or size.”
As Michael Kors and Miuccia Prada have shown us this season, brights look great with black. Experimenting with contrasting colour placement can become a useful tool in sculpting the body – hiding the bits you don’t like and emphasising those that you do. It can be a bit of a balancing act – but WALL has come up with some on-trend solutions that offer both a colour-pop and a polished aesthetic. Check out the Silk-Angora Colour Block Tops or the clean lines of the Two Tone Dress below for an easy way to incorporate the trend this Autumn.
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