Blink Retail: Fashion paints a Rainbow

We had a little extra sunshine added to our lives this month as we were out retailing for the new round of reports. The ‘Colour’ message is being delivered loud and clear from all levels of the market and it really brightened up our day! We just had to share some of the best bits of this fashion rainbow with you, and add a little extra zing into this grey day for you too.

Enjoy, and just click here for more retail insights!

Christopher Kane at Browns

TRF

River Island

Mulberry

Topshop

Sonia Rykiel

River Island

Topshop

Pattern- Blooming Autumn

We love flowers, especially being given them! But when a bouquet isn’t forthcoming, we’ll settle with wearing beautiful blooms instead. As the Autumn collections drop in earnest, florals are taking on a moodier look. The featured designs all have a certain intensity about them. The sooty, painterly look is great, but we particularly like the designs using bolder colour combinations. Black is the continuity shade, worked as a great backdrop or colour heightening highlight.

Our gifted “Blink” contributor, Sarah, spotted this cool girl in East London, and we thought she was a perfect addition to this print oriented post. The colour palette and pattern of her skirt looks really effective back to simple black. Don’t miss those great checked shoes too.

Click here for more on print and pattern, and don’t forget that we produce a brilliant monthly ‘Print’ report if you’re looking for more inspiration.

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Topshop

Topshop

Marshmallow Mountain, vintage

Marshmallow Mountain, vintage

TRF

TRF

Warehouse

Warehouse