Friday, August 8, 2008

Trend Book: Collection Eighteen

I have a friend who designs for Collection Eighteen, a print house on Fifth Avenue right on the border of our 34th Street district. Collection Eighteen has a full team who create the artwork with each of their licenses for different trends. You can check out some of their licenses on their site, but one of my favorites is the Vera "Vintage Prints." Yes, Collection Eighteen is responsible for fabulous scarves, many of which can be found at Macy's Herald Square. So of course I had to drop by for a visit, and talk them into letting us shoot them for a future video. Because I'm fascinated by the aspects of design and production that still happen right here in New York City.

Check out some images they gave me from their trend book; I picked a few favorite looks as style cheat sheets, starting with their color inspiration for fall:

The Color Block














Plaid














Culture Clash














Ivy League














And a big favorite, The Dark Knight














I love to see it all together to really get a feel for the upcoming season. And the background layers of patterns, prints and colors reveal the direction Collection Eighteen is focusing on for their scarves. Oh, fall, the rich, multi-tone colors, the lush fabrics, the boots, the multi-patterned scarves! I can't wait.

20 comments :

Wendiva said...

oooh i think my favorite could be the dark knight! so amazing!!

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INSPIRE THE STARLING said...

brilliant mood boards...so rare to find other designers' mood boards, but highly inspirational when you do! thankyou for showing me these...shall be taking notes ;) cx

fashion herald said...

wendiva - i'm with you!
starling! - i know, thanks to collection 18 for sharing, and thanks to you for giving me the hip industry slang! mood board is so much cooler.

yiqin; said...

Awesome. I really like the color block & plaid!

yiqin; said...

Nah, I ordered them from someone :) Ah, don't worry! I will very much rather buy clothes than smoke! :D

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

loving the colors from ivy league!

Sharon Rose said...

These are fabulous-my favourite is Culture Clash-thanks for sharing and have a great weekend too!

ButterflyDiary said...

The DARK kNight is BRILL...wow. I'm a total vamp!

WendyB said...

Very inspiring!

Kira Fashion said...

I love your colors!!

a kiss!

i think thats hauttte said...

ooh the trendbook is cool! i wish i had a trendbook to stare at..haha

hannah said...

love this!

Prunella Jones said...

Those colors are looking quite tasty. I like the culture clash.

enc said...

How cool! You're connected with some really great people.

Farren said...

I love the plaid! They chose some interesting plaid prints and not the usuals. =)

MR style said...

well it's cool to have such talented friends !

Sister Wolf said...

Mmmm, nightsky and eggplant. Nice and Goth.

Imelda Matt said...

plaid me happy and then twist my tartan!

The Seeker said...

wow, thanks for sharing this with us.
Love the plaid.

xoxo

Anonymous said...

su paguina es un asco camvienla ok