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Colour blocking with chiffon

Chloe Sharplin -

At Fashion Uniforms, we love chiffon. It looks good, washes well and hangs beautifully. And don’t be deceived by the name. The chiffon we use is corporate weight, so it’s not see-through.

The latest trend with chiffon for tops and dresses is colour blocking. To do this, you pick two colours that work well together; fashionable combinations at the moment include duck egg blue and peacock blue, pink and grey, cobalt blue and turquoise, and tan and maroon. For you own special combo, just dip into brand palette.

The history of colour blocking

Mixing two or more solid colours together is a fashion practice that started in the 1960s. The goal is always to create a visually-balanced outcome that looks vibrant and interesting. The Mondrian Dress, designed by Yves Saint Lauren, is the most instantly-recognisable example of 1960s colour blocking. It was inspired by the work of Piet Mondrian, a Dutch painter who liked to paint with blocks of yellow, blue, red and white, separated by black lines.

How we’re doing colour blocking

The colour blocking we’re with chiffon doing involves changing out collars, cuffs and ties. As you can see, the effect is quite stunning. It can transform an everyday garment into something highly fashionable. To request a prototype garment that combines two of your brand colours, call us on +64 9 299 6984 or send a message.