Tibi Spring 2010 Ready-To Wear

Tibi Spring 2010 Ready-To Wear

"Wear It Wet: Watercolor Inspired Fabric In Fashion" by Brittany Lingard

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fabric comes in numerous textures and styles from velour, mesh, jersey knit, and many more. Designers don’t shy away from shades of color and extraordinary patterns. Fabric inspired watercolor is no exception. Designers can interpret watercolor in so many different ways, it’s not surprising that watercolor prints are found in numerous collections. Watercolor prints are remarkably adaptable for ready-to-wear collections.

As a young designer creating a sundress made with watercolor inspired chiffon, maybe a gorgeous selection for a gallery opening. Or a knee-length stretch deep blue cotton dress where watercolor lines bleed into each other might be a stylish selection for work. I believe fabric that is styled with watercolor is appealing and fashionable.

In 2010 Fashion Designer Amy Smilovic who designs for Tibi had a floral- watercolor inspired spring 2010 ready-to-wear collection. A number of her designs were created with watercolor prints. Her cap sleeve satin watercolor dress from her collection was worn amongst several celebrities that year.

Fashion designers are currently color blocking their collections but I forecast watercolor prints will spill into the streets and become the trend.

Tell me when you spot the trend?

Brittany Lingard


Brittany Lingard is a fashion student who lives in Brooklyn and studies in Buffalo. She is trying to correlate a deeper connection with art and fashion. She has studied and researched different aspects of fashion from its environmental impact, influence, and origins. She has hopes of fashion forecasting and helping to making the fashion world even better.