Neo Minimalism: neo-geo

You gotta love Neo-Minimalism for it’s attempt to portray culture in an orderly fashion. In the neo-geo perspective of minimalism, it’s all about bold shapes, colors and sharp angles … Neo-minimalism is a rather vaguely defined art style/movement of the late 20th, early 21st centuries, in painting, sculpture, architecture, design, and music. It is sometimes referred to as “neo-geo”, “Neo-Conceptualism“, “Neo-Futurism“, “New Abstraction”, “Poptometry”, “Post-Abstractionism”, “Simulationism”, and “Smart Art”. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/minimalism.htm http://weconnectfashion.com/fido/getarticle.fcn?&type=trends&SearchString=handbag&id=737870PS0000234&start=1&tr=10 http://www.29secrets.com/sections/style/spring-2011-fashion-trend-bold-prints-and-stripes http://trendbible.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/satellite-trend-zig-zags/ http://www.nytimes.com/1987/07/06/arts/what-do-you-call-art-s-newest-trend-neo-geo-maybe.html?pagewanted=2&src=pm

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MINIMALISM Minimalist clothing is the best blank canvas for showing off luxe fabrics, fabric contrast, precise cuts, fashion forward silhouettes and pops of color, quality and inventiveness keeps the restraint from being boring… http://vintagesewing.info/1940s/42-mpd/mpd-11.html SHE’S A LADY Ladylike fashion in all it’s glory, it’s about shape not exposure so modesty and accessories are key: scarves, hats, gloves, hoisery, belts, body shapers, high heels…colors are dusty pastels, must include a pallette in all shades of rose, crisp black & white and neutrals work too softened by feminine details, such as ruffles, puff sleeve, cinched waist…soft watercolor prints, and vintage florals in the mix……

Holiday Window Displays 2010

Bergdorf Goodman- Fantastic Voyage Holiday window, “Day Tripping,” is a spontaneous jaunt to the moon, depicted by a futuristic spacescape.  Inspired by the 1902 silent film Le Voyage Dans la Lune, by Georges Melies. More than 2,800 people entered Bergdorf Goodman’s holiday Polyvore challenge, where they had to design a virtual window display coinciding with the store’s own holiday windows. A take on “fantastical ride through vintage futurism, featuring 19th century space travel, Victorian aviation and the wonders of the Industrial Revolution.” Contestants were invited to make collages that coincide with this theme, using provided art on Polyvore that included flying machines…

Illuminated Clothing

I’ve been obsessed with illuminated clothing lately. I know it’s been around since the ’90’s rave scene, but with the resurgence of raves and the advancements in portable LED technology, I’m seeing more and more of it…maybe this obsession stems from my AV tech days, fashion and tech together at last…or simply because it’s shiny and bright (that’s closer to the truth,) whatever, it just looks so futuristic and magical… These designs are by Mary Huang (Designer/Artist/Futurist), she makes clothes with light, the light is integral to the design, not just added on, the wires are woven within the the fabric. http://fashion.rhymeandreasoncreative.com/…

Fresh Prints by Nature and Science

I’m feeling that print direction is going toward the nature and science end of things, it just really looks fresh and it’s “accidental” look controlled by ultraviolet light and heat makes for unique prints. There are some collections for Spring/Summer 2011 that are showing prints inspired by nature and science, and it seems like a natural transition from the hand-dyeing techniques such as batik and tie dye (although sun-print has a similar look.)  Maybe transition is the whole point of this trend, light to dark, cool to hot, negative to positive….maybe just harnessing the power of the sun in a creative way……

Legwear for Winter 2011

Legwear, this non-fashion basic has taken more risks lately, socks, tights, hosiery, leg warmers, leggings have been re-invented to become a creative extension to the wardrobe. They’ve become both the “star” and support of the outfit. Bridging the gap between shoes and clothing with it’s texture and color, adding length to boots and creating a unifying look.  For Winter most of this trend seems to fall into two camps, going hand in hand with chunky knit sweaters, that sometimes looks like a set, which is kind of cool, or the sexy textured and sheer variety, which can be also be layered with…