Pixilated Designs In RGB & CMYK Colors

THE COLOR CORNER Have you ever used 8-bit pixels to design and color fabric? Inspired by pixels on the computer, pixilated designs express the newness of technology. Pixilation causes your colors to really pop! Composed of colorful square blocks of color (like giant pixels), the women’s fashions and accessories of Kunihiko Morinaga from Anrealage Fashion Studio, Japan, use pixel art to give an iconic look to his Fall/Winter 2011 collection. Some of Morinaga’s color ways are neutrals, including a pixilated camouflage. Nike has created a line of sport shoes in bright pixilated colors and Cristian Zuzunaga has created pixilated designs […]

Royal Wedding Colors, Symbolism and Traditions

THE COLOR CORNER Did you watch the Royal Wedding? Interested in the color symbolism and tradition? There were many traditional colors that influence our contemporary lives as well preserving royal traditions. White (the absence of color)– why did the maid of honor wear white (the absence of color)? Because in England it has been a tradition from the 1400’s that bridal parties mostly wear white, it is a symbol of purity. Duchess Catherine of Cambridge’s beautiful white dress was an extension of her sister’s dress, both by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Yellow/Gold – both the Queen of England wore […]

Technicolor Dreaming

THE COLOR CORNER I was dreaming in technicolor about hues and textures of hats and what people will be wearing to the Royal Wedding. Remember the colors in Princess Diana’s hat collection? There were lots of cool blues in brims and bows, reds for excitement and flirty, girly pinks. Green-casted turquoises or aquas for the calm and meditative look. Queen Elizabeth is completely free of psychological classifications in her selection of colors and textures. Sometimes I think that her color choices have nothing to do with her outfits, but there are always lots of colorful bird feathers attached. The daughters […]