In one of my favorite scenes of The Devil Wear Prada, Miranda aka Meryl shreds tired suggestions for the spring issue in one deliciously scathing swoop:
As usual, Miranda’s insightful cruelty is on point. Flowers for spring time have been done up and down every which way since the beginning of fashion time. Yet, it’s undeniable that after months of deep winter hues, we’re ready to break out of the black cocoon and pop some brights in our look. So what’s a cool girl in the spring of 2014 to do? My solution: beachy psychedelics, chrome glow, and nouveau tribals to bring the bright without losing your edge.
Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection includes sophisticated psychedelic prints in shades of burgundy and sumatra that will blend flawlessly with your dark winter leathers for an immaculate transition from winter to spring.
LazyOaf, an irreverent UK-based label popular amongst the hipster hordes, combined psychedelic prints with Shinjuku mania for their Spring 2014 Lookbook. You don’t have to be a 90’s kid to flip over the collection’s eye-catching patterns and crafted construction.
UNIF’s Spring Collection blurs dreamy psychedelic, candy coated color, and DGAF attitude for an assortment that is just so, so good. So. damn. good. Let’s break my 3 favorite LSD trip looks piece by piece. Tie dye is far from my cup of tea, but the flattering yet outré dress design is perfect for walking along a Malibu beach, wind whipping in my hair, jasmine incense wafting through the sea breeze… Hey, it could happen! Look #2 is simple psychedelic with that chrome finish that’s all the rage amongst cool girls from Silverlake to Bed-Stuy. Finally, UNIF’s fringed kimono references Liza Minnelli and Lisa Frank for a new apex of loungewear ideal for informal outdoor brunches or glamorous lazy days.
Mara Hoffman’s Spring 2014 is like a sprinkle of peyote to the eyeball. Her psychedelic patterns manage to be both crisp and complex, with heavily saturated colors accenting geometric patterns and lean, languid swirls. It’s a fashion world cliché to refer to clothes as art, but Mara Hoffman’s impeccably cut pieces are pops of post modern mecca to swath over our mere human form.