Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March 9, 2010 - Blue Energy

Inspired by 303 Magazine (Fashion-Culture-Style) – every year designers and creators alike patiently await Pantone’s announcement for “color of the year.”  For more than 45 years, Pantone has been inspiring design professionals with products, services and leading technology for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity.  2010 Color of the year – Turquoise.  A healing blend of blues and greens magnify a feeling of faith and truth.  I love this color! I never knew of its powerful interpretation until further research.  The color blue is omnipresent.  Its beauty is found in the sky, ocean, sleep, and twilight… there’s no doubt of its strength and soothing affects.  No wonder designers fashion this calming yet assertive perspective.

Color Psychology is fascinating!  Today we look at shades of blue; designed by Derek Lam.  Derek’s vision is elegantly sophisticated, offering a timeless touch in sensuality and luxury.  He embraces spring with blue energy conveying a feeling of euphoria.  Artists use the color blue to show perspective. This is a good way to understand its potency - it allows us to look beyond and increase our perspective outward.  It contains a cool vibration that is helpful to communication.  “Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that Turquoise represents an escape to many – taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy”  - Leatrice Eiseman (Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute).

Lam’s style is captivating; you have to wonder where his inspiration came from?  Asbury Park, NJ and Rehoboth Beach in Delaware paint a retro theme with a line of nostalgic contours… genius!  With 20 years of fashion under his belt, Lam continues a passion toward feminine detail and wearable style.  Stumbling upon the Pantone Color Institute, it definitely puts the trend in future fashion.  There is so much beauty surrounding us – found in nature’s simplest landscapes.

“It is not the form that dictates the color, but the color that brings out the form.” ~ Hans Hoffman



All the best,


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