Premiere Vision Feb 2010
As always there was an abundance of poetical verse to describe the trends and colours for S/S 2011 at PV and Indigo this week ‘colourful jellies’ ‘satirical pastels’, ‘languorous tone on tones’, ‘ limpid sea waters’, ‘ fresh skin tones’, ‘brilliant monochromes’ ‘mysterious abyss’ and ‘synthetic lights’ to mention but a few!
For me this year the colours that tooted my bells were a small selection in contrast with the huge palette available on the fashion agenda. I will try and match some to pantone references and some to our wallpapers, some may vary from the actual as I’m matching them with own ‘my’ eye chart!
Blues and greens fitted into the Aquatic and Limpid seawater themes ranging from the stronger turquoise to pale transient blues.
Jocelyn Warner Wallpaper, Leaf Turquoise Gold
Pantone 15-4715 to a darker Pantone 16-5123
Soft paler blues
Jocelyn Warner Wallpaper, Treetops Sky Blue
Pantone 14-4307 and very pale Pantone 12-4304
I would also include in the blue theme the strong trend for blue ink tones and washes starting from ink black / navy to very pale light blue. ‘Luminous darkness’ included Navy, khakis and pale aquas.
There were a lot of greens, khakis, dark greens, brights to pastel creamy greens. Pantone 17-0525, 15-0522, 14-6316
Jocelyn Warner Wallpaper Cascade, Willow
Jocelyn Warner Wallpaper, Leaf Green Gloss
A riot of oranges, reds and pinks from luminous pastel orange Pantone 12-0714, 12-1009,to dusty pinks 13-1409 12-1305
Jocelyn Warner Wallpaper, Blossom Soft Rose
Jocelyn Warner Wallpaper, Flora Blush
Mix pale violets with the orange violet 13-3803, 15-1905 with the orange tones 14-1311, 13-1019 and khaki with this orange
Jocelyn Warner Wallpaper, Fern Putty
Raspberry reds, mulberry deep pinks .
Skin tones to camel and fauna Pantone 12-1005, 14-1210, 13-1013 , 15-1308, 15-1309.
Jocelyn Warner Wallpaper, Fern Mouse
Jocelyn Warner Wallpaper, Fern Chalk
Jocelyn Warner Wallpaper, Cascade Sand
Jocelyn Warner Wallpaper, Cascade Linen
Bronzed browns to muted gold’s
Jocelyn Warner Wallpaper, Blossom Renaissance Gold
Mysterious abyss – Very dark mat grounds juxtaposed with shiny gloss inks , dark browns with black, black on black
Jocelyn Warner Wallpaper, Kew Black Gloss
Jocelyn Warner Wallpaper, Leaf Black Gloss
Jocelyn Warner Wallpaper, Leaf Black Gold
There was also a very bright theme ‘Aspirin ‘ think polka dots, Op Art Damien Hurst dots, very, very bright brightest, orange, greens, pinks, blue.
Print themes saw again a strong nature theme of ‘floral opulence’.
In the theme ‘Today’s Yesteryear’ fabrics had a soft feel to them ‘tenderly washed’, pictorial silks with sandstone finishes, nostalgic influence. 1950’s screen-printed fabrics with a hand painterly feel, textured brush strokes and ink washes, ink jet prints with magnified water marks, a break away from the exactness of photographic prints.
Artificial nature – a ‘wonderland’ of fauna, dragonflies, grasshoppers, water lilies.
Another print theme was the very light, transparency skeletal fragile forms plants, birds, insects – fine line drawings, mono prints, semi transparent architectural scenes / structures. Exact drawn pencil lines mixed with haphazardly ink.
Tropical theme included parrots and birds, exotic flowers magnified and scaled with fruits and lush jungle looking leaves. Think Henri Rousseau and his treatment of leaves, oil pastels, paint and collage.
Indigo seems to see an increasing amount of textile designers offering vintage collections, antique, contemporary swatches, clothes and accessories mixed with the current fashion trends. Some of the prints and dresses are quite stunning, items that you would not be able to get from your local jumble or charity shop. I can see the attraction as the trend for nostalgia and the ‘yesteryear’ is so strong.
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