THE MASH-UP: Texture Collage


Lazy Sunday my sweet readers! Oh how I enjoy days like this, working inside the covers, with a big, fat cup of coffee while watching Kelsey Grammer’s Boss al day long. Today I’m introducing our new trend series and frankly, this is one I’ve been wanting to do for a while now (you’ll underestand later on why). The mash-up has become very popular in the music business. Who hasn’t seen a video on Youtube featuring one with an Adele or Rihanna song? Obviously, the fashion industry came up with their on wersion of a mash-up. During Fashion Week in February, we witnessed how hundreds of models strutted the runways in particular creations, overloaded with details. Remeber the”print over print” we were given a few season ago? Well, this is the 1.0 version. Not only are we now allowed to mix and match prints, but also different textures, knits and finishes, all at once. So if you like scrapbooking, why not do it on yourself?


Here’s a selection of looks that some of the designers displayed on their runways on Fashion Week A/W 2011.


  • Garden collage, Mary Katrantzou LFW AW 2011
  • Futuristic textures, Balenciaga PFW AW 2011
  • Detailed volumes, Marni MFW AW 2011
  • Temptress mix, Givenchy PFW AW 2011


  • Retro salad, Marc Jacobs NYFW 2011
  • Romantic randezvous, Valentino PFW 2011
  • Pastel madness, Missoni MFW 2011
  • Shiny contrasts, Anna Sui NYFW 2011

There you go! Over the next few days I will be presenting some looks that can help you get ideas on how you can pull this trend off. I hope you like them! Wanna know why I love this trend so much? You should know by now… I’m allergic to minimalism.

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Mixed wallpaper: Sammy Davis vintage,,

All texts are written by me, PLAGIARISM is not cool



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  1. Pingback: THE MASH-UP: Take 2 | Sweet'n'Raw

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