Romancing The Shades: Color Blocking

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Project Runway Style 124 M

Color Blocking is a when designers in fashion (clothing to decor) use bright colors from opposite ends of the color spectrum to create ‘a look.’  There is no patterns, marbling in the colors. Using two to three colors in a bold look is simple yet eye-catching. The advantage of this look is you can color block anything to spiff your wardrobe and even your decor. Most Color-Blocked looks are horizontal which quite frankly are not the most flattering on zaftig people.

The trend for the last few years is color-blocking and will continue into 2015 as designers try to move into more color instead of the doldrums of black and grey.

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The types of verbiage you can use to romance the product are, coloration, chromaticity, colorant, dual toned, opposites are attractive.

Prabal Gurung SS11
Prabal Gurung SS11

In this bold example of color-blocking, the colors accent unique features of the sunglasses.

Emma Mulholla
LeSpecs
Fakoshima
Fakoshima

 

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

Not everyone wants to wear a bold look. On these examples, the color blocking is more subtle, yet adds an edgier look. The chromaticity extends down the temple.

Lisa Loeb Style Dance
Lisa Loeb Style Dance

Technically speaking black is not a color, as it is not on a color wheel, nor is white. In this case you might use a black and _______(insert color) as color offsets. The black front is offset by red temples, giving a sexier look to the classic retro frame.

Modern Optical
Modern Optical

Teal and Purple

Project Runway Style 124 M
Project Runway Style 124 M via Zyloware

Purple and Yellow and the color blocking is in the frame interior

Louis Style Cowley
Louis Style Cowley

To merchandise color-blocking, and do not forget the accessories. Take a few of your eyewear and sunwear that have the same colorations and pick up the colors in a back drop. Another alternative is to use the backdrop in the color spectrum and display black frames.

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Via Farmacia Optica Cabezas Saura
Via Farmacia Optica Cabezas Saura

While we are not seeing color-blocked eyewear on the runway for spring summer 2015, we are seeing it in the clothing. Sprucing up displays in multi-colored fashion to show off the simplest black or brown frames can help the sell through of products as well as showcase color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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