Visit the “Electric Circus” With Cross-Printing Trends from Flare Magazine
Posted Mar 28, 2012
Well it seems as if my “Cross-Printing” predictions have come true. Chris Nicholl’s latest work, “Electric Circus” celebrates the fine art of mixing prints. What appears to be creative-chaos is actually perfectly balanced patterns, masquerading as random selections. I often say this kind of dressing isn’t for the fashion-novice. Anyone can throw together crazy pieces, it’s takes a level of style-sophistication to strike a fashion-forward balance when playing with extreme pattern choices. It may appear to be about “shock-value,” but there must be a high level of harmony for “Cross-Printing” to be considered a success. This process requires a fined-tuned sense of sartorial-instinct to get it right. You must integrate style, shape & color when attempting this look, because in the end, it may come down to a fight between your eyes & your head. Your brain may be telling you that mixing certain prints would be a sure “fashion-disaster,” while your eyes may tell you something all together different. “Cross-Printing” is all about fine-tuning your fashion-instincts, listening to your inner style-voice, and being willing to take Fashion-Risks. But remember it’s one small step from Runway-Chic to Grandma’s-Closet, take it slow out there. Fabulous outfits below from Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and Jil Sander – as seen in the April issue of Flare Magazine.