J.Crew Men’s Spring Summer 2013

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J.Crew Menswear Spring Summer 2013

J.Crew mens spring-summer 2013

J. Crew is going to satisfy all your needs this season, offering everything from military jackets to bold striped sweaters, inspired by the color blocking style of American painter Ellsworth Kelly and Hungarian French optical artist Vasarely. The head of J.Crew menswear, Frank Muytjens developed a reliable minimalism of J.Crew Spring/Summer 2013 and expects all men in the World to love it.

Elleworth Kelly Color blocking

Ellsworth Kelly – Red, Yellow, Blue, White

Minimalist artist Ellsworth Kelly was discovering color in Southern France in 1952. While being there, he designed a dress for his friend, Anne Weber, whom he had met at the Boston School of the MFA. And the color-blocking trend was born, inspiring designers till nowadays.

Vasarely Op Art

One of Vasarely’s Op Art

As about the other inspiration muse for J.Crew’s collection, Victor Vasarely, who continued working between 1951 and 1959 with geometric shapes and also began to paint predominantly in black and white. In his works we can see the development of what we have come to know as Op Art and a perfect inspiration giving way for range of designers though years.

The collection was presented at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center and became the most noticeable mixed gentlemen looks, which included chinos, shirts and jackets. It impressed with the numbers of shades, pastels, lavender and periwinkle at the forefront. The lighter elements were kept in check by amber goldenrod, army olive and midnight blue colors. These hues were combined into color blocking (Ellsworth Kelly inspired) ensembles and a stark contrast stripes streaking across flat front shorts.
Well, nice combinations for those who want to play their style games and get an intellectually interesting look, the same time stay casual with the variety of colors that J.Crew generously offered.