End The Color Blocking Season With a Touch of Accent

By Eden Herbstman

December  2011

Earlier in the season designers showed us their best color blocking–bags, shoes, tops, jackets–two tones were executed in geometric harmony. Now the focus is being shifted to color blocking collars and trims to accent clothing. Shades of pastels and neutrals compliment one another as bases and accents. Emilio Pucci’s pink twill blazer is ultra feminine, adding black finishing on the collar for an extra edge. Jil Sander channels 60s baby doll mod with a salmon color silk blouse with a white collar finish. Since it isn’t quite time to pull out the brights from your closet, neutral tones of whites, black, and beige, are taking advantage of collar blocking. Tibi’s cream silk blouse uses black satin on not only the collar, but wrist and center trim as well. Boy. By Band of Outisiders and Haute Hippie play with classic black and white combos. The sleeves asymetrical  blazer by Boy. By Band of Outsiders uses black collar finish, while the plunging neck line on Haute Hippie’s silk top is embellished with black outlining. Gucci chose a yellow collar trim to brighten up the it’s neutral beige hue. Button the shirt all the way up for a modern baby doll effect.

Written by Eden Herbstman

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1. Emilio Pucci’s pink twill blazer

2. Jil Sander silk salmon blouse

3.Tibi cream blouse with black satin finish

4.Boy. By Band of Outsider white sleeveless blazer

5. Haute Hippie white chiffon blouse

6. Gucci beige silk blouse

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