Colorblocking was a hot spring trend for 2012
, and it's back for fall 2012 designed by Max Azria
who was one of many designers embracing colorblocking in the spring. We often see trends carry over from one season to the next, and sometimes they even last for several seasons. Colorblocking, first seen during the 1960s in designs inspired by the Dutch painter Mondrian rendered on simple shift dresses, is showing some staying power for fall 2012. Modern colorblocking is different from the black-outlined primary blocks of color done on 1960s dresses.
Although modern colorblocking approaches the presentation of chunks of color on clothing in a new way, these chunks of color still occupy square- or rectangular-shaped spaces, and they're sometimes quite large. Depending on the hues and the placement of the blocks, they can be very flattering or very unflattering to women, which is the reason that it's especially important for women to try on colorblocked clothing to make sure that both the colors and the style look good on them.