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The Art of Colorblocking!

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Colorblock Fit-and-Flare Dress

Colorblock Fit-and-Flare Dress

How do you perfect the art of colorblocking? Though it may look tricky and difficult to pull off at first glance, when styled the right way, colorblocking is one runway trend that makes your outfit stand out and get noticed! Let’s take a look at this trend that has its roots deep in the art movement of the 19th century including Piet Mondrian paintings from 1906 and Andy Warhol’s Pop Art of the 1960’s.

Ever since the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian created the color block Composition II in 1906, his work has become an inspiration for numerous designers and artists. Mondrian created a series of grid-like abstract paintings with a 5-color palette including black, white, blue, yellow and red to depict a utopian ideal of universal harmony in his modernistic Dutch movement ‘De Stijl’. And, it wasn’t long before colorblocking became a fashion phenomenon as master couturier Saint Laurent quite famously paid homage to the Dutch artist with his 1960’s collection, which included 6 simple A-shaped jersey dresses with graphic black lines and color blocking inspired from the artist’s paintings!

The highly innovative Mondrian collection, significant for blurring the lines between fashion and art, landed the front cover of Vogue in 1965 and catapulted a young Yves Saint Laurent into overnight fame!

Isn’t it quite interesting, to know that a simple combination of two or more colors can create the perfect chemistry and trick your eyes into falling for an optical illusion of a slimmer figure? Get inspired by the story behind fashion’s most coveted trend, color blocking and choose a fabulous colorblock dress from Banana Republic.

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