Saturday, 15 September 2012

The Creative Bohemians: Rodarte, Prabul Gurung, Marchesa, & DVF! Xx

Loving Embellishment, and
use of juxtaposition of fabrics, textures and prints,
these designers are freely creative 
playing with lengths, and silhouettes.
They draw on an eclectic mix of cultures for inspiration.
 These are the Bohemians of the New York set.

Rodarte designed a pre-Raphaelite female warrior
wardrobe befitting of a Edward Burne-Jones painting,
with an added wild west edge.
There were wide pleated jewel coloured satin jackets,
 fitted short panelled mixed patterned dresses,
fringed leather jackets, laced leather trousers,
flowing chiffon dresses with wide corset belts
mini skirts, tunic tops and jumpers
 in a painterly palette of black, emerald, duck egg, sea green,  
apricot, burnt orange, dark turquoise,
lime, prussian blue and deep purple.

 a wild west moment - check my Post on Ralph Lauren

Prabal Gurung is always one of my favourites
due to his edgy punk and goth styling.
and interesting mix of fabric and print use.
This spring summer his colours are amazing
a lot of black red and white (which is everywhere)
with earthy brown and dark duck egg blue
in satin, chiffon and organza ruffles
with painterly patterns 
(inspired, apparently, by the Indian Artist Anish Kapoor)

Diane von Furstenberg's colour palette was truly vibrant -
orange, turquoise, lime, burnt sienna, bronze, silver and magenta
mixed in with ethnic prints, embroidery and sequins.
This will make for exotic, magical summer dressing.


Marchesa took inspiration from India using
 chiffon and silk in deep jewel like colours in 
ruby, amethyst, sapphire, citrine, tourmaline 
and topaz embroidered with gold, silver and gems.

Until next time J Xx

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