Blink Reports: November ’11 Print

We haven’t shared any of our reports with you for some time, so we thought it was well overdue for us to tout our wares to you. We’re starting our week long self indulgence with a little look at our ‘Print’ report. This is a preview from one of our five category specific reports. The other reports look at ‘Knit’, ‘Denim’, ‘Jersey’ and ‘Soft Wovens’. These all contain over 130 detailed images of whats looking good on the high street right now, plus a dash of vintage and some inspirational streetstyle. We also add pantone referenced colour palettes to every report bar ‘Denim’. This all combines to ensure that you’re perfectly updated, informed and inspired.

If you’d like to learn more about our reports have a look here. If you are interested in seeing the real deal in glorious technicolour hard copy, why not contact us or your nearest agent? Have a look here for all contact details.

 

London Fashion Week: Streetstyle, Animal Instincts

Here’s our first hit of streetstyle from London Fashion Week and Somerset House. There were so many beautiful, inspirational and directional looks to choose from its been bemusing us as how best to deliver all of this information to you. Well, enough of the thumb twiddling. We’re diving in with a story that could have been rather wild, but actually ended up looking quite tame.

We were expecting a Chloe inspired influx of snake skin printed looks at this London Fashion Week. Actually, the fashion crowd seems to have decided to handle this direction with care. While some wore leopard spot and snake skin prints in an almost head to toe way, the majority decided that a skin inspired accessory was a far better way to go.

Bolongaro Trevor at London Fashion Week

Bolongaro Trevor at London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

The Mark Fast show, London Fashion Week

The Mark Fast show, London Fashion Week

Michael van der Ham show, London Fashion Week

Michael van der Ham, London Fashion Week

Thanks to our lovely Asta for all of her hard work capturing some fabulous streetstyle shots this London Fashion Week, and thanks also to all of you who patiently posed for us.

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London Fashion Week- Clements Ribeiro give us ‘Romance, Darkly’

We were so lucky to have been given an invitation to the Clements Ribeiro show (thanks Dansoa!). For Autumn ’11 this husband and wife team presented an utterly beautiful collection. It was pure Clements Ribeiro joy from start to finish. Chic, refined, artfully intellectual and grown up without being at all fusty. We spoke briefly with Inacio Ribeiro after the show and he told us that both he and Suzanne were delighted with the collection this season. They had reconsidered their approach, refined their vision and crystallized their handwriting and this really shone through the 48 piece offer.

The lean silhouetted collection embraced their artful print handwriting, their passion for fine textiles and their skill with knitwear. Titled ‘Romance, Darkly’, tousled ponytailed models looked feminine yet strong, channeling a touch of period Russian hauteur, or was that just us? Something of ‘The Last Station‘ perhaps in the softly military detailing invoked by contrast frogging on softly tailored coats and jackets. Deliciously melting, ombre style print combined elements of brocade and animal print to great effect. We loved the jet beading, lacquered lace and brocade creating incredible depth in the black on black looks. The stack heeled Charlotte Olympia shoes and crochet looking lace tights were the perfect finishing touches.

Clements Ribeiro AW '11 show at London Fashion Week

Clements Ribeiro AW '11 show at London Fashion Week

Clements Ribeiro AW '11 show at London Fashion Week

Charlotte Olympia with her glamorous mother, Andrea Dellal, FROW at Clements Ribeiro

Clements Ribeiro AW '11 show at London Fashion Week

Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro interviewed post show

Charlotte Olympia for Clements Ribeiro show shoes

If you’d like to see full show coverage, the best place to have a look is, as always, Style.com. If you’d like to see more from London Fashion Week, just click here. Enjoy!

Blink Reports: Print

Following on from last week’s insight into our fabulous reports, we still have two to share with you! Please, don’t thanks me now. Thank me once you have subscribed and subsequently improved your speed to market, increased your creativity and productivity, smashed your sales budgets and beaten the competition!

The print report features many more pantone referenced colour palettes than the other reports. Each subsection, dedicated to each varied style direction that we have identified, has its own wonderfully inspiring colour palette. The few pages we have shown you below, were followed by more than 35 pages of detailed close up shots of fabulous prints. If you’d like to see the full report why not email us or contact your nearest agent?

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Events- Secret Garden Party part 3: Black and Gold

Its double bubble today on the “Blink” blog. Two posts in one day! That’s going some, but we have so much festi joy to share with you this week, it’s the only way to go…

So, last but not least from Secret Garden Party we have a few final looks to share with you. We’ve called this ‘Black and Gold’ in reference to the common colour theme from this eclectic selection of shots. Two are tied by animal print. The other shows how stunningly scaled accessories can make a look. So, that’s it from us for Secret Garden Party 2010. Already looking forward to next years event!

Secret Garden Party

Secret Garden Party

Secret Garden Party

Thanks Cat!

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Pattern: Go Wild in technicolour!

So, we posted about the natural variations on this theme last week, but then we were struck by the amount of hyper-colour skin looks that we had in our stash. These are a little punky, a little pop art and a lot of fabulousness. It takes a little more chutzpah to rock these super colourful looks, compared to the naturally neutral variations on the theme, but the impact is worth the effort.

Go wild in the city this Summer with one of these amazing prints worked back with globally inspired jewelery and simple khakis. You’ll look ggggrrrrrreat!

Click here for more on pattern. These prints, and many others, are featured in the June “Print” report. If you’d like to see this and check out the rest of our amazing reports, contact your nearest agent.

Roberto Cavalli

Miss Sixty

H&M

Joseph

Harvey Nichols

Pattern: Go Wild!

Its a look that has to be handled with care. Super skin prints can be wildly stylish, but its easy to get bitten by this pattern story.

This long running inspiration morphs in scale, colouration and application from season to season and for the past few its been the preserve of the leopard spot in particular, in quite traditional golden hues. For Autumn Winter 2009, the faux fur, leopard spot coat came through with a sweet 60’s feel (spotted below at London Fashion Week, so we think this will still be seen in Autumn 2010 too). For Spring 2010, the skin print scarf was a hot accessories choice. For several years now, we have yet to report on a month with no animal print at all, and the May “Blink” print report contains some really innovative colouration, scale and style variations on this story. Its a question of constantly looking at your inspiration source with new eyes, considering the era that’s currently exciting you, working out your textile mood and then merging and marrying all of these to create your own evolution on skin prints.

Click here for more on print and pattern. If you’d like to see more about the ‘Blink” print report (one of our most popular publications) contact your nearest agent.

London Fashion Week, Somerset House

Hermes

Reiss

Zara

London Fashion Week, Somerset House