Last winter, I was expecting that spring/summer would be all about patterns, big, crazy, bold, tropical and ethnic and fun patterns, but instead - in London at least - it was quite the opposite: it was all rather Victorian black, even during the summer (which was a cool look), and grey, and nudes and pastel pinks.
So what do you think? Is 2010 the year of the pattern?
Saw this girl in South Beach, dressed pretty much exactly how we dressed as teens, hanging out on Collins Avenue. Baby doll patterned tops, jeans, flat sandals like these. (I've noticed so much more blue jeans here than in London: the only time, it seems, women have worn blue jeans was last spring/summer, as shorts shorts - and the trend that was done to death was to wear them over black tights.)
Also saw this girl at Heathrow, who was heading home to Australia. When I asked to shoot her for my blog, she said 'you're kidding' but happily, patiently posed anyway, to the bemusement of the man next to her. She'd bought her skirt somewhere in Ireland, and it was made of segments of different patterns. I wish I'd asked her to stand so I could show you the whole thing.
If you count her red tweed coat (out of the shot), this is a sampling of some of the patterns she wore.
So what about you? Are you into patterns these days? How about mixing them up? I'm curious if it's a trend in some parts of the world, and not others.