|Doll sized digital prints inspired by Mary Katrantzou|
London Fashion Week produced many styles created from digitally printed fabrics. When combined with super simple silhouettes, similar to the 1960's "Mod" styles, one has the feeling of witnessing something truly special, new and unique.
In addition, there was lots of experimentation with textures, surface treatments, all with a very simple base. What this means for you and your dolls is that you can stick to patterns for sheaths, shifts and basic jackets, but you should go crazy when it comes to creating new textures and textiles for those garments!
Not everything was crazy. From time to time, there were classic clothes, even eveningwear that smacked of old-fashion luxury, which made us wish for more. Here in our doll-centric summary of London Fashion Week, we've chosen clothes we thought were stand-out examples of items we think will inspire you to not just create the garments, but to experiment with creating your textiles as well.
STARS & COBBLESTONES
DIGITAL DIVIDEprint your own fabric using your computer and printer. There's also the photo transfer paper if you want a more "plastic" look. Our girls in green is wearing a Katrantzou inspired look. We photographed a man's shoe, pushed the hue and saturation in Adobe Photoshop Elements, then printed it out on cotton muslin.
PHOTO FINISHPrints Charming) prior using photo transfer paper.
Free form painting, images of ink slowly dissolving in water...these abstract forms work well in silhouettes that softly float over the body.
SINGING THE BLUES
Though a lesser trend, the color blue has emerged as a major color for Spring 2014. Here, you see a variety of looks and treatments from hippie chic and menswear to Mary Katrantzou's oversized shoe prints. In the middle, our girl, Tonia, was inspired by Marques Almeida's denim pantsuit.
We love Tom Ford for bringing a new style of bling to eveningwear. While sequins and beads continue to be tried and true staples, he along with Julien MacDonald used mirrored mosaics glitter night time looks.
Next week: Our girls report from Milan Fashion Week! Stay tuned!!!!
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