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Monday, November 16, 2015

#LOOK_POST: Printed Interfaces – Impressions Beyond an Apple of an Eye

Leaving the right impression can be the best thing you do for yourself. Artists do it through sometimes provocative artwork – begging questions about life and meaning and self-worth. Musicians do it through songs and beats that remind you of very specific and key moments in life that up until then, had no soundtrack to them. We, fashion people, do it through style and finding the right language within fashion to say it with. We don’t always all get it right, but hen it’s right it says a lot about the wearer. Print, for me, has always leave an impression on myself and I think it does so too on others. It evokes some emotions and memories and creates opportunities for one to stand out in a world that is sometimes too monochrome. The trick with print – unless you’re Chu Suwannapha – is to take it easy. Wear one or two pieces that you can control with a neutral colour. Always opt to go bold either upper or lower body; not everyone can manage and handle bold all over and that hurts us more than you when it happens. Learn to adapt colour and find prints that suit that personality – that way it becomes easier for you to wear them.

Get this look!
Headwrap – Tart Clothing / Jacket and top – Imprint / Pants – Spray-On Skinnies from Cotton-On / Shoe (not pictured) – Levi’s Monochrome High-Top Pitch.

Photograph courtesy of (and Copyright to) Lesley Mphanga. Gallery is WorldArt, 54 Church Street, Cape Town. Artist featured is Dion Cupido and the works are titled “Special Offer”.

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