Thursday, January 14, 2010

Runway Trend Report: Mix and Match!

Designers are mixing and matching patterns, darlings! Put on a brave face and witness the runway rambunctiousness! Photos via style.com except where noted.
Alexandre Herchcovitch
Antonio Marras, via nymag.com
Basso & Brooke
Betty Jackson; this and next two via nymag.com
Blugirl
Brioni
Chris Benz
Clements Ribeiro
Dolce & Gabbana
Duro Olowu
Emanuel Ungaro, via nymag.com
Issey Miyake
Jason Wu
Kinder Aggugini
Louise Gray
Marni
Moschino
Naeem Khan
Nicole Farhi
Organic by John Patrick
Paul Smith
Peter Pilotto
Peter Som
PPQ
Prada
Proenza Schouler
Rachel Comey
Roberto Cavalli
Sass & Bide, via nymag.com
Thakoon
Tracy Reese
Veronique Leroy
Versace
Vivienne Westwood
Vivienne Westwood Red Label
Tell CC, darlings: Do you mix & match? [How] will you be channeling this trend?
xoxox,
CC

88 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Love the whole pattern mixing trend, but I have yet to try it. It looks so great on these models! xoxo

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meraldia said...

Mix and match is one of the hottest trends ever!

6roove said...

brave trend
some patterns are really lovely, it is fantastic how they're matched and how they look together


kisses :)
Watching the waves

stilettolover91 said...

I Love all of these looks!!!! They all look fabulous!!

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nuheila said...

Love mix and match,i should also try it!

Nuheila

Michael St. James said...

I LOVE this look! I used to dress like this in college and I think I'll go back to it when I retire. I want to draw inspiration from Vivienne Westwood, Betsey Johnson, and Patricia Field. Forget about aging gracefully...I wanna age playfully!

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kpeach said...

def a harder one to pull off-love the proenza version though xo

Pop Champagne said...

Kristen Stewart wore that prada outfit and I thought she looks like a fresh water trout, but it actually looks good on that model on the runway haha! and I'm loving the Moschino dress <3

Rachel said...

I love the idea of mixing patterns! It's definitely a fun look to try! :)

Melissa Blake said...

Could it be? Is tie dye making a much-needed comeback?? :)

janettaylor said...

Love this, My fave mix - polka dot with florals. :-)

Xx

Talk Pretty To Me said...

Love the mix and match, multi pattern outfits. Its amazing what you can throw together!

xoxo
J

www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

Dream Sequins said...

Prints on prints and dayglo colors = genius! I hope to bring more of that into my spring wardrobe. I'm over winter blahs, darling!

Suusje Q. said...

Mix and match the best! The person who can mix and match, that's the person who knows fashion!

Jaime said...

Love how this looks... I need to try it out more!

Style, She Wrote said...

Love the mix-and-match trend. Prada's designs are definitely my favorites.

Couture Cookie said...

Wow! As much as I love this look on the runway, I can't bear myself to try it. But these images are dead-on eye candy! xoxox

Make Do Style said...

Love this post the mix and match is brilliant and very inspiring!

Leah said...

These are great ideas for mixing and matching prints... I always thought that this requires a lot of creativity and ingenuity.

Erika said...

I'm still a bit frightened to mix prints myself; yet I can't help but adore them on the runway! :)

MrJeffery said...

your eye is unparalleled. i love a lot of these mix and match looks!

laurel.bis said...

Las rayas con estampado felino en verde me encanta...!!

Tights Lover said...

Amazing color patterns (or lack of patterns?). I love the Issey Miyake...particularly those amazing tights!

...and to think, I worried about leaving the house wearing black with brown this morning...

sharonlei said...

The Jason Wu & Moschino are my fav! I want to be rambunctious and totally embrace this trend!!! Can't wait to try it.

Hope you're having a beautiful day Carrie... oh and I recieve my Orient watch the other day!! It's a beaut! Thanks again. :)

Love & Aloha, S
www.elisharon.blogspot.com

Katy Mary said...

Love the vibrant colors! Mix & match can definitely be hit or miss but I think these are all right on!

MANNEQUIN said...

I think the trend is fab and though it looks easy just to throw on mismatched pieces, its probably even harder because the pieces still have to correlate somehow. Love love love it though especially, Alexandre Herchcovitch, John Patrick, Jason Wu and Duro Oluwo... The Nicole Farhi looks like a jumpsuit I bought in Miss selfridge a couple of years ago

cupcake♥trash said...

perfect selections as usual.

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Another wonderful post, dear! I especially like the Chris Benz, the one with the striped cardigan and flortal skirt.
Take care!

HiFashion said...

Mixing patterns is such a great way to spice up an outfit!! I love the Blugirl and Naeem Khan ones.

NoƩmie K said...

amazing !!!
great mix of pics*°*°*°

Pearl Westwood said...

Love this post!! I am such a huge fan of mixing it up, there is nothing more fun that clashing colours and prints, Dries do it perfectly!

lisa said...

I tend to like mixing stripes of different colours and thicknesses together.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Goodness, those Chris Benz dresses!!! I just want to undress these models and run away with the stuff!!!! Ah!!

stylespotterfashionblogger said...

love all the patterns in store right now. Autumn/Winter was fairly rock and Roll, these colours are a breath of fresh air.

chaoskontrolowany said...

Like it!

TERI REES WANG said...

My most favorite fashion sport, is not matching.. ;P

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

LOVE this trend, both when it comes to fashion and interior design. I haven't implemented yet in my wardrobe though, I tend to go for solids...

kirstyb said...

loving the prada - finally something colourful yay roll on summer xx

Juliet said...

I'm really bad at this! :D

juliet xxx

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

Like the mix and match! Cool!!

rossovelvet said...

Funny and spicy !!! <3

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh this is too much for me, darling! I can't see me wearing this mix and match patterns. though they look great on the runway! xo

Laura Trevey said...

Wow!
Talk about mixing and matching ~~

xoxo

the style crusader said...

as always, such a great collection of looks! it makes it look so simple to do! xx

Susan said...

wow, how colorful! a little too colorful for my taste, but I love it on them.
have a sweet day, darling.
xoxo

Trixy said...

So quirky and fun, love it!

Sweety P said...

I'm starting to embrace mixing prints more! It's really fun!

Mimi said...

Yes, all very fabulous looks! I love how nowadays, it isn't all about matching. You can mix patterns, colors, and prints together and still look fabulous!

Roxy Teacups and Couture said...

so mismatched.. I dunno about that..
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lorenabr said...

Can look great on the catwalk but not so sure on the streets:)

But it's fun:)

clarewbrown said...

I love the use of color!! It is very Southern/Preppy to mix and match patterns and colors like that. I love it!

Lil Midget said...

loving it :D this trend is getting more popular

xx

CMA said...

im a huge fan of mixing unexpected patterns and textures
these pictures are super gorgeous, love them
thanks for sharing as always
i really love your blog, keep it up!

-cma
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

Fashion Court said...

i'm not sure if i'm loving this trend yet, but i do adore how the stripes & animal print look together!

Belle Vie said...

I love pattern mixing although I have yet been brave enough to try it myself!
xoxo, B

Grace said...

I love patterns! How boring would it be to just where solids.

Ashley said...

Love the mixing and matching! This post has made me realize that I need more patterns in my closet!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

I love mixing and matches! It makes me feel like I can just grab whatever I find first and go ;)

Treacle said...

A big yes to that high waist, leopard print, ruffled skirt. I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to mix so many patterns though!

Ms Smart said...

some are so fun and really sizzle.
some are too much and clash.
it's a balance.

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Patterns always make me considerably happier!
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

michelle_ said...

love the pattern mix VERY MUCH !

thanks for the warm comments as usual..
have a great weekend ahead !

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Fifi Flowers said...

WOW... those are some mixed up outfits! Some work and some... wellllll... hmmmmm
I guess ANYTHING goes these in fashion! Ugly Betty fashions!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Amazing joyful colours!

chauss said...

hmmmmmm. i am thinking....
xo chauss

Sam said...

That green ruffly rah rah skirt and the stripy top with the big beads is calling me!!! I adore it!! But, as always, everything is ravishing and wonderful - great trebd!! Thank you CC!

Closet Full of Nothing said...

I'm Loving this trend, makes dressing so much easier & stylish too :)

xoxo,
Coco

http://closetfullofnothing.blogspot.com/

WendyB said...

The polka dots are so cute.

Brigadeiro said...

LOVE clashing/mixed prints, but have yet to master it :) It is so beautifully done here in these pics (great for future reference)!
xx

Elizabeth Marie said...

I need to try this out. It looks so awesome on the models but I don't know about me.

The F Word Online said...

mixing and matching is so tricky .. sometimes it can clash. but these are great picks

xx lue

Inty swetha said...

cool post dear:) i love mix and match patterns.. In india we almost mix 3 or 4 bright colors and wear a dress. Its looks kinda Funky but i like it, cause its so colorful :P

Rachel Follett said...

These are all so fun!

Girl Japan: April Marie said...

I just don't know. I am really a match match kinda person... hehe

FashionJazz said...

I luv mixing patterns and wow, these are all amazing examples of how to do it coreectly!! Luved this!! Hope u have a amazing wknd xx

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

Mixing and matching =D love it.. kinda like collaging.. another thing I J'adore

xxx

AudreyAllure said...

i'm not sure how i feel about this trend; some of them look really well done - others look sort of outrageous haha.

COCAMIA said...

Fashion has changed so much...it really makes dressing much easier today! It's a great trend!!!

Inspiration in Italy said...

So much interest and creativity here. I adore that skirt photo 3rd down on the left - actually that entire outfit is fantastic!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, Darling!
Baci**Kisses xx
Rachel

Jill said...

I'm loving the fact that fashion has changed to anything goes. I wonder how much influence patricia fields and Sex and the City had on this. Mixing prints, wearing white all year round, black with brown, blah, blah, blah. I'm surprised we lassoed ourselves into so many constrictions for so long!

CC said...

Love the Moschino! Tres adorable. :)
Xx

daisychain said...

I wish I was brave enough to try this myself.

English Rose ♥ said...

Oooh they are all so colourful - mix and match is so cool - but you do have to be a bit brave!

Thanks so much for your lovely comment dearest, so sorry for the insanely late reply!

Stay safe and chic darling,
English Rose x
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Intrinsically Florrie said...

Ooh this is one trend I love, love, LOVE!
Me likey this post muchly darling.

Florrie x

Style Redux 2 said...

I have to try this-love the look!

Hanako66 said...

i love this post! i have been trying to incorporate more print mixing into my wardrobe!

Irene C. said...

Love this mix and match! I report this on my blog with credits! come and see! xoxo
ire

http://ireneccloset.blogspot.com

littleladylookbook said...

What a cool blog! My fashion find of the day! I love these styles you have posted and can't wait to try them out for SS11!! www. Littleladylookbook.Wordpress.com x