For anyone who didn’t see Valentino’s 2015 resort collection coming (see images below via Style.com), the multicolour mosaic trend has been building up for quite a while now, though most people still seem to be wearing normcore greige.
Despite the so-called phenomenon of ‘colour-blocking’ (an opportunity for the style challenged to get away with bizarrely mismatched items of clothing and accessories), uptake of high-colour fashion has been slower than in the home accessories and interiors market – in both cases colours have tended to be ‘choice of’ rather than all on the same canvas.
But craft workers and designer-makers have been serving up marbled silk, tie-dyed cashmere, handcrafted and hand painted home furnishings in a rainbow of collage and creativity for years. What’s coming through now is the influence of abstract art and an expression of creative freedom, combined with a dash of nature-inspired dreaming (more on this later), plus a liberal helping of Photoshop.
If you’re so inclined, you can even be immersed in your individually generated colour combo in a specially designed pod. Mycoocoon by Lansavecchia+Wai and Marine Peyre is based on expert research into chromotherapy, aromatherapy, lighting, furniture design and music.
Expect a riot of colour in the Spring before we find out what lies over the rainbow on the other side of this trend… Visuology Issue 3 is coming soon and all shall be revealed.
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