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This is the Summer 2013 Trend Board that I created for Urban Outfitters. The theme highlights 1950's/1960's Retro Style. The era of the 50's and … Read More
This is the Summer 2013 Trend Board that I created for Urban Outfitters. The theme highlights 1950's/1960's Retro Style. The era of the 50's and 60's followed World War II, which brought on economic change and therefore social change. This change influenced design, particularly fashion. There was a focus on the "teenage" crowd as they were not allowed to take on the same independence as earlier generations due to the economics of the time. High waistlines, bold floral prints, geometric patterns, stripes, and lighter, peaceful color palettes including Sea Foam Green, Cotton Candy, Misty Blue, and Daffodil became a focus. These colors tie in with Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year, Emerald, a lush uplifting color to create a kaleidoscope effect. Pieces of this time frame correlate into today's economic and social weave. We are seeing art as a component of fashion and design. This includes embroidered fabric, single color ensembles from head to toe, and nail polish designs resembling artwork of the masters as times begin to rejuvenate. Read Less
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