After a season of bold colors and confident color blocking, we find ourselves returning back to the familiar through smart takes on practical monochromes and charming twist of heritage. With twists on the familiar comes new perspective on the essentials, like our favorite pair of 5 pocket denim blue jeans or the sheer power of water. This monochromatic play on the blue family provides a fresh take on various shades of aquatic blues ranging from the clearest blue-grey, into radiant cobalt blue pigments to the nocturnal indigo blue. It's key to show the range of blues in one harmony. This aesthetic offers plenty of variations for preppy plaids, ginghams, wet surfaced performance fabrics for outerwear and windbreakers or simply a pair of deck shoes for an updated nautical look which applies the clever layering of monochromatic textures instead of the traditional color blocking for a clean and obtainable look.
Jerome Lamaar is a Trend Forecaster and Color specialist has over 10 years of industry experience after beginning his career at Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons, at age 16. He has also worked as for Chado Ralph Rucci, the trend French agencies Promostyl and Peclers Paris and was a personal shopper. He's provided important branding, trend and color direction to the industrys leading brands.