Key Fashion Theme Trend for Spring/Summer 2015

This season, a rebel artist rises up from the Mexican streets to inspire Spring/Summer styles with her own brand of insurgent creativity. Paint Me a Revolution is a key womenswear fashion theme, brought to you by the experts at as part of their seasonal coverage. Originally forecast last fall, we can now see key elements from the theme emerging in current S/S15 collections. Designs are treated with bright colourways and bold graphics for a feel of urban creativity, as simple shapes stand out with portrait graphics and expressive blocking. Statement ensembles are completed with playful accessories and a creative beauty look, such as drawn-on lines around the eyes. Here, FashionUnited readers can discover three essential trends from the Paint Me a Revolution S/S15 theme.

Paint Me a Revolution

A vibrant shade of burned yellow introduces warmth and energy to the Spring/Summer wardrobe, uplifting womenswear products with a vivid appeal. Relaxed shapes are realised in lightweight wovens, while cheerful coloured skins shape boxy bags. Clean white contrasts enhance contemporary styles, achieved with a play on layering.

The artist’s studio inspires an expressive summer print story defined by bold brush strokes, paint splatters and spilled ilk motifs. White fabrics are transformed into a canvas for abstract patterns and watercolour effects, as graffiti patterns lend a touch of city attitude. Other interpretations see chic handbags on show with gradient repeats, resembling a paint palette.

This tactile trend sees sections of tasselled yarns and beads create fringed effects, updating apparel and accessories with a graphic yet textural dimension. Mixed materials are applied to sheer fabrics, inspiring a DIY statement, as swathes of loose yarns bring drama with added movement. Contrast looks are key, allowing for new experiments with shape and surface.

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Images courtesy of Acne Studios, Celine, Prada, Jasper Conran, Celine, Viktor & Rolf, Chanel, Acne Studios, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Calvin Klein Collection, both Spring/Summer 2014, Tess Div Clerici Tessuto, Herve Leger by Max Azria all Spring/Summer 2014.

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