Yep, it doesn’t matter that it just snowed in NY, we’re ready for the spring! When I think spring, I think bloom—leaves grow, becoming rich in color, flowers sprout up and out, becoming more voluminous; each with their own unique patterns. So it’s fitting that for this spring, designers clung to the trends of volume and patterning like bees to a daisy. (Legendary Miss Jackson teaches us a thing or two as she serves up a nasty combo of volume and curl pattern above.) I love this trend because you can add as much drama or be as simple as you like. (We all know I err on the side of drama but enough about me.) The idea of manipulating the amount of volume and patterning you have to create a spring look that is either dramatic (a gallon of volume and patterning), or simple (two scoops of volume and patterning) is everything this season! Whether you make a statement with a whole lot of volume and little patterning, or vice versa, make a statement, go off—bloom. Get your dose of volume and patterning from some designers that bring these trends to life while giving us life.
Ellie Saab serves signature tracery patterns with a voluminous flow of a spin on tulip blue satin. (2013 Spring Couture)
Saab adds a couple more scoops of patterning while still giving a little volume in the skirt. (Spring 2013 Couture)
Duro Olowu’s patterning screams spring as he gives us everything from flowers to geometry. The clutch is everything! His line is currently at JC Penny, so get into it! (Oh yeah, he’s Nigerian so you know what that means ;)) (2103 Spring rtw)
Olowu gives us patterning here, but it’s about the volume (tiny as it may appear) in the shoulders of the blazer and the tiers of the dress. (2013 Spring rtw)
Balmain clearly sees spring a little differently than Saab and Olowu, yet his 2013 Spring rtw still reads volume in the shoulders and length of pants, and patterning in the juxtaposition of shapes and stripes.
Balmain adds a pop of color to make this look ooze spring; still serving volume in the thickness of the materials and signature Balmain patterning. (2013 Spring rtw)
Botegga Venetta serves a simple combo of volume and patterning with a pop. A striped fringed skirt is all that’s needed to make this spring statement. (Spring 2013 rtw)
Botegga Venetta gives us volume and patterning from the top to the purse! Love the flower pattern and the bold sequin on the top! My favorite look of the post by far! (2013 Spring rtw)
Stay fabulous and bloom