Ladies, get ready for vivid pops of colors and Japanese-inspired kimono prints for Anthropologie Fall! Last week, Carolyn and I were lucky enough to attend a preview and got a behind-the-scenes look. Few know that Anthropologie has an in-house design team, but we spoke to them, felt swatches, examined hand-drawn prints, and learned how the magic happens! Fall inspiration began with Japan, looking at kimono textiles, paintings, and textures and working to infuse these elements with color and updated silhouettes to modernize. I took a few snaps to share. If you want to see the design team at work and the evolution from swatch to garment, check out this gorgeous video from their Facebook page (the bird print you see being hand-painted is also the one I took a picture of below!)
What you’re going to be seeing in store are lots of knits in different textures: yarled crochet, cozy pullovers, and thin, crepey pullover sweaters in hues of tangerine, fuchsia, and vine greens. Mixed in are printed pencil and pleated skirts and Anthropologie’s first line of jeans! We got the chance to try on our favorites and style them for a Blogger contest–visit their Facebook page, check out a preview of the outfits, and vote for your favorite styles!
The best and my favorite were the coats! Mustard yellow, black and white herringbone, wide patterns, and vivid orange, you’ll be seeing them in princess style, bracelet length sleeve and Jackie O inspired, belted trench coat fits, and my starred pick, an electrifying orange fur hooded parka that will be mine. Check out some of the sneak pictures below from the catalog which will be released soon. Also, check out their awesome tumblr, Etymologie, one of my favorite daily clicks! It features words-of-the-day and then related pictures to inspire.