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TOBE REPORT

S/S 2017 HOW SHE WEARS IT

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This season we were inspired by feelings. The feeling of nostalgia for a bygone era of Bohemia, the feeling warmth from being kissed and caressed in the chilly ocean air, the feeling of irreverent vibrancy that electric art gives off, and the feeling of comfort found in skin to skin contact. Feelings, have the ability to change you; analytical minds are apt anticipation, but nothing can prepare you for feelings. Those little sensations you get in your heart, mind, and gut can turn your disposition completely around. Similarly, color has direct psychological affects. To see a vibrant pomegranate red may conjure the all-powerful, somewhat animistic, feeling of breaking through the deceptively delicate skin of the fruit with your bare hands. To see a warm gray fog descend over the ocean can induce a calm melancholy. Looking at the blue-white glow of a neon sign gives off a buzzing feeling rich with anticipation, similar to its vibrating sound. And looking over the expanse of a winter wary mountain range, muddied brown snow ice packed underneath your feet, makes you feel alive and intensely aware of your size in comparison to the mammoths before you. You see, color is as powerful a thing as emotions; the two go hand in hand. This season we encourage that you let go of your inhibitions, and step into the Spring Summer 2017 color inspirations. Let the feelings of color overtake you. Trust us, it will be a worthwhile journey. Kerrilyn Gibson, Editor in Chief

letter from the editor

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contents tropical depression | 4 kisses by the sea

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fluid frivolity

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a second skin

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tropical depression

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Tropical Depression is an ode to the past, bridging the gap between then and now. Think of old family Polaroids from the 70s, snapshots from vacations past had, warm times which at one time seemed bright and tangible, now slightly more dull and heavily saturated with the fondness of a memory. This trend draws inspiration from the tropics, where colors are vibrant, but still highly in tune with a natural pigment spectrum. Dark, tropical bohemian vibes support this vibrant yet subdued color pallet. Nothing here is artificial, and as a result, these colors pair well with neutral tans and browns. Naturally occurring color combinations are key. Warm jewel towns abound as primary colors. Vibrant ocher and deep emerald support reddish, pomegranate and pink tinged coral. Luxurious fabrication is key in this trend. Velvets, brocades, and crochet accents really complement the saturated color pallet. The colors feel rich, and the clothes feel even richer.

pantone 216 c | pom violet

pantone 7622 c | blood curry

pantone 7416 c | apricot

pantone 715 c | hibiscus

pantone 546 c | oceanic

pantone 568 c | emerald facet

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celine

topshop

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carolina harerra

valentino pinterest

chloe

right at retail anthropologie

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how she wears it

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kisses by the sea

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It was many and many a year ago, in a kingdom by the sea. That a maiden there lived whom you may know by the name of Annabel Lee.- Edgar Allen Poe Soft and feminine, this color story is reflective of flushed, wind burned skin. Imagine taking a stroll on the hard sand in January, looking over the gray expanse of sky as the wind blows past your face. This trend lends itself airy, light fabrics, and dreamy silhouettes that show off the figure in the best way possible. The two largest colors are sandy tans, and light, unsaturated pinks; these fleshy tones are perfectly complemented by warm gray, dusty blue, and peachy orange; a true personification of romantic and ethereal moment near the ocean. The expected light and airy silhouettes of this trend are juxtaposed with less predictable, highly structured garments. Beautiful accessories in pastel shades add interest to outfits, while monochromatic styling abounds.

pantone 493 c | flushed

pantone 546 c | french mani

pantone 7416 c | palm of my hand

pantone 1 c

| warm gray

pantone 568 c | peachy keen

pantone 715 c | dust bunnie

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chloe

right at retail zara

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Balenciaga

chloe

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how she wears it

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florid frivolity

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By definition, the title Florid Frivolity puts an emphasize on the dramatic and the extravagant. This trend is in a word, excessive. Bright, captivating, and completely chic; florid frivolity is all about breathing life into your closet. Colors are just a bit too bright, & bordering on garish, but are perfectly accented by each other. As a generally cool color pallet, Pucker Up is brought in to contrast purples, blues and green hues. A bit edgy and irreverent, this trend speaks to your wild, most colorful side. It lends itself to body hugging, structured silhouettes and is heavily inspired by art and all things fun. Interesting textiles, embellishments, and 3-d manipulation bring depth to in-yourface color combinations.

pantone 216 c | kiwi juice

pantone 7622 c | cold as ice

pantone 7416 c | pucker up

pantone 715 c | new marigold

pantone 546 c | ladies and magentlemen

pantone 568 c | purp

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right at retail

j. crew

dries van noten

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delpozo

oscar de la renta

delpozo

escada

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how she wears it

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a second skin

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Skin to skin contact is usually thought of as comforting, alluring, & sexy, however, brown is not. Here, brown becomes appealing, enticing, and dare we say sexual. A Second Skin envelops the wearer. This trend is inspired by indigenous cultures, ceremonial garb, nature of the African Sahara, mountainous regions, and the touch and feel of skin. Think of your skin against another, not necessarily, another person’s, though that is also a valid feeling. But consider the feel of draping your own skin in a layer thin enough to feel invisible, or thick enough to protect you almost like an amour. A second skin allows a woman to blend into the background, while also standing vulnerable enough to be seen clearly. Leather and thicker textiles cover the body in an armor, while more malleable fabrics drape smoothly over the form as a second layer of skin.

pantone 216 c | earth

pantone 7622 c | mr. sandman

pantone 7416 c | cadbury egg

pantone 715 c | sahara sands

pantone 546 c | wet concrete

pantone 568 c | brick

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right at retail

anuterras

tibi zara

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yeezy


thakoon acne

jill stuart

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how she wears it

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What’s next: Fall/Winter 2017 Color Inspiration & How She Wears It

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Online Sources: pinterest.com wgsn.com le21eme.com tumblr.com

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Kerrilyn Gibson SCAD, Fall 2015 Current Trends and Forecast-

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