I’ve always had a thing for Marimekko‘s bold explosions of color. And after a long, bleak, day, cooped up indoors, a jolt of color is just what I need…
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a love for colorful clothing. I love it in every form: in a transitional monochromatic outfit or an all-out color migration fest. What sticks out from Sonia by Sonia Rykiel’s new spring/summer 09 collection is that there is a very particular color palette: Yellow, purple, black, white and hot pink. The organization of these five colors is the collection’s ultimate attraction. The simple but precise layout makes me feel like these are the only 5 colors I’ll ever need for the rest of my life because the combination of them is just perfect. Take a peek below… isn’t the purple shorts outfit just so pretty?!
Once again, the amazing bird shop is one place to buy sonia clothes.
Tsumori Chisato‘s spring 09 collection is so consistently saturated with incredible layers of color, fabric and shape, that after viewing her entire collection in one sitting, you can be left feeling slightly overstimulated, as if listening to a playlist of only up-tempo hits. That said, I haven’t seen a runway this beautiful in a while. In fact each outfit resembles a painting. With mounds of fabric, gathered up skirts, cape-like sleeves and shapes of every kind imaginable, it’s like 10 collection ideas in one collection. If I could nab just one piece for myself to saunter about in the city streets, I would no doubt be queen for a day. Check out the runway shots, then below that, a few simple, wearable, “buyable” pieces.
The bottom three pieces are available at the fantastic bird shop.