• Thu, Feb 9 2012

When Will Color-Blocking In Fashion Go Away?

I have a serious aversion to color-blocking. I dislike it in art, and most especially in fashion. As I tried to catch up on New York Fashion Week just a few minutes ago, I noticed that the Fall 2012 BCBG Max Azria collection was knee-deep in color blocks.

As each model strolled down the runway, it was an explosion of color-blocking like I haven’t seen since the 1960′s mod era. No, I was not around during that era, but I collect Vogue magazines, so I’ve seen it.

I’ve never understood the obsession with the whole color block movement nor why anyone would want to wear such loud patterns that don’t really look good on anyone who isn’t on a runway. They’re so harsh and over-the-top, but not in a way in which an equally loud floral print might be.

To me, color-blocking is smilar to a neon sign; not just any neon sign, but one that has a burned-out letter and pulsates against the night sky in a sickening way. And while part of me would like to find that neon sign endearing, I just can’t. It’s flagrant, taunting and appalling to all the senses, and because of this, it must go away.

Agreed?

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  • Jennifer Dziura

    I own at least eight of those and they look fabulous. Not the drapey ones, the tailored ones where the color blocks actually do you some favors. While I am a huge BCBG fan, I think that Karen Millen does superb colorblocking. To wit: http://www.karenmillensales.co.uk/karen-millen-statement-frill-dress-grey-p-104.html

    That is flattering like wearing 10 excellent belts at once.

  • Abigail

    Hate color blocking.

  • Samantha

    I like tailored color blocking looks. I don’t quite understand the hatred that so many people feel toward it, but I think sometimes it can be a nice and flattering change of pace in my wardrobe.

  • Angelwynxx

    I love the tailored color-blocking as part of my every day fashion. Never bother by people might say on me. This is what I want!

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  • Nancy

    I like colour blocking! I have a great sweater that’s a beautiful blue, and the colour-blocking (tan, black and white) is very slimming :)

  • kiki

    totally agree. Color block should be against the law.