Graphic Proposal

Another huge trend for fall is colour blocking. It was seen on many runways, and Zara has done a great job bringing this runway trend to mass market.

Here’s a look at this trend and on some how-tos.


BAL_subtleColour blocking can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. A subtle way of wearing this trend is by using neutrals with 1 or 2 bright colours. At Balmain, this look uses black and white to create the graphic look with green and yellow.


BAL_extremeAnother look from Balmain uses full-on colour and very little black. Both looks are colour blocked and graphic.

To achieve this look choose solid coloured pieces and put them together. Eg. Orange skirt with yellow top and red boots. Think of it as creating a striped pattern using separate pieces and your body.


You can also colour block with graphic patterns.

BV_coatBottega Veneta showed this fabulous coat (in modacarta’s favourite colours). It is a stand-out piece with a graphic pattern.

loewe_subtle loewe_bold

At Loewe, they used pattern and colour blocking together to create a graphic look. The red and navy patterned skirt is paired with neutrals and is a more subtle approach. The long dress of green, grey and black creates a bolder statement because of its large proportion of pattern. All three of these looks are very wearable and FUN!

“IT” Bag

Loewe_bagWishing for this pink, colour block bag from Loewe. Great size and the pink will transition from FW to SS easily.

Spring Preview

spring_skirtColour block will continue into SS 2016. Miuccia Prada showed these gorgeous skirts with a mix of neutral panels and tweed.

As Boho style went from summer to fall in 2015 in safe to say colour block will take you from fall 2015 to spring 2016 in style.

Doll is back!

I used some paper I picked up during the Fall Haul in Troy, Michigan for this dress. I love the turquoise colour and the white.

IMG_1346Photo Credits

All runway images are from

Doll – Lori Tonizzo

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