Fashion Tale F/W 2014: Razzle Dazzle

Fashion Tale F/W 2014: Razzle Dazzle. Or Dazzle camouflage, also known as Dazzle ships or dazzle painting, was a family of ship camouflage used extensively in World War I and to a lesser extent in World War II and afterwards. Credited to artist Norman Wilkinson, it consisted of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colors, interrupting and intersecting each other.
Well, our “Fashion Tale” obviously is about that; dazzle color blocking from very small prints to the larger sewn together combinations, allowing for silhouettes to be like ships; big and chunky. Bold statements like the pink striped cape at BCBG Max Azria will do, but also more “known” shapes such as the enlarged pied-de-coq at Les Copains or the enlarged check at Valentino are true razzle dazzles as well !

Believe it or not, Dazzle painting works in normal life too, it’s not for combat purposes only. But our story is situated in the war, hence the aviator’s jackets below, they complete this trend perfectly. We choose Amelia Earhart (July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) as inspiration source because she was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Dear fashion-people, We think you can work with that, and for your color cards, you take it to the next level, anything goes; from pastel to an autumn range to black and white, no boundaries there……

(read more at wikipedia on razzle dazzle HERE) All images are taken from style.com

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