Mods Rock!

The Mod youth culture movement of the mid sixties fueled a fashion revolution whose cultural and style impact is as strong today as ever.

London Calling: The Mod’s love of tailored suits and R&B music set the stage for the “British  Invasion” of the sixties which changed our culture forever.

Pattern “Femme Fatale”

 

The Who

 

Mod-ernism: Clean lines, bold color and abstraction are signatures of Mod stylings.

Pattern: “Piet” by Ashford Whites collection

 

Modrian’s iconic abstract inspired Yves St Laurent in 1966

 

Black & White a Go-Go: Stripes and Op Art geometrics then and now.

Edie Sedgwick

 

“Origami” pattern from York Wallcoverings Risky Business II Collection

 

Bold style and innovation are the first sign of cultural change. From suburban ranch to urban loft, open floor-plan to tiny house living, and cost cutting to custom; welcome to the new Modern.

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Met Gala Fashion 2017

The famous annual opening of the fashion exhibit at the Met always brings the latest in trend and color to the red carpet runway. This year’s tribute to Comme des Garçon founder and designer Rei Kawakubo “The Art of the In-Between” was no exception.

 

Tropical Motifs/ Temperate Color: Emerging color combinations of gold with coral juxtaposed with iconic hot house tropical in this homage to eclecticism at its finest.

Zendaya in Dolce & Gabbana partners with pattern Fanciful

 

Dimensionality: Be it vintage prints or color blocks, it’ all about the shape.

Rihanna in Comme des Garçon is fashion as art; Pattern Burano is art as wall fashion.

 

Water Color: Blue surges in waves through both fashion and interiors. Welcome to a water world where misty blues are defined as new neutrals.

Elle Fanning in Miu Miu teams with pattern Sublime in real Mother of Pearl.

 

Optic Options: Mod influences rising re-emergence brings the mod back to modern and graphic art acquires a well-deserved definition as fine art.

Elizabeth Banks in Michael Kors mirrors pattern Optic.

 

 

 

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Oscars 2017

A vast array of color and pattern trend was on beautiful display at The Academy Awards 2017 last night. Emerging trends included folk prints, fringe, geometrics, butterflies and damask done in luscious colors from lavender to gold metallic. Here are some of our favorites for pattern of the year!

 


Glamorous Geometrics: Pattern Mesmerize from Candice Olson is a perfect match to the structural elegance of Priyanka Chopra in Ralph and Russo.

 


Classic Damask: Pattern Paradise shimmers in liquid metallic gold, much like Emma Sone in Haute Couture Givenchy, combining textural mesh and damask with trending fringe accents.

 


Boudoir Beautiful: Pattern Geometric Trellis and Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture contrasts burnished bronze with sultry black for simple sophistication.

 


Fresh and Lovely: Pattern Jeweled Monarch and Kelly Ripa in Carolina Herrera, welcome spring in a beautiful botanical on blue.

All celebrity images courtesy of the English Room www.theenglishroom.biz

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