Spring Fashion 2015

Spring Fashion 2015: Mixed Media

Mash up this season’s monochromes, patterns, and textures to dramatic effect. Photographs by April Brimer

Photography by April Brimer By Amanda Zurita With Blanca Martinez March 27, 2015 Published in the April 2015 issue of Seattle Met

This year's spring fashion shoot took us to the Olympic Sculpture Park for a sunny, stark backdrop and its greenhouse installation, Neukom Vivarium, by artist Mark Dion. We then headed in studio where set designer extraordinaire, Blanca Martinez, crafted graphic scenes of hand-cut paper, vintage fabric swatches, and playful props.

Concrete, paper, botanicals, cotton, leather, gems, rock, wood.

The takeaway: Mix up your style this season with monochrome textural layers, pattern on pattern (on pattern), modern pastels, and unexpected florals. 

Pick up a print copy in the April issue of Seattle Met, and check out the full feature and bonus images here. Want to see it in motion? Go behind the scenes with our exclusive video from the set of the shoot.

White Hot
Texturize a blank canvas with flowing fringe and a soft, sheer overlay.

On her: Chloé wool sweater ($1,095), Maison Martin Margiela cropped cotton pants ($695), Illesteva sunglasses ($290), and Marni leather and suede fringe handbag ($1,760), Barneys New York. Sheer Italian silk skirt by local designer Suk Chai ($520), Schai. Loren Stewart sterling silver bracelet ($395) and shark tooth cuff ($545), Hitchcock Madrona.
On him: Rag and Bone cotton buttonup ($295) and Acne Studios cotton jeans ($220), Barneys New York.

Garden Party
Pile on pattern after pattern in complementary hues with bold results.

Vintage 1940s silk kimono ($152), Gidgette Bardot. Stella McCartney silk dress ($1,295), Neiman Marcus. Polished brass hair comb ($250) and earrings ($125) by local artist Nikki Jacoby, Velouria. 

Twilight Zone
Layered stripes, swirls, and prints are anything but neutral.

On him: Velvet by Graham and Spencer sweater ($169), Les Amis. Marni cotton buttonup ($470) and Alexander Wang cotton shorts ($160), Barneys New York.
On her: Dorothee Schumacher perforated cotton top ($460) and Isabel Marant Étoile silk dress ($665), Mario’s. Chloé silk blouse ($1,295), Neiman Marcus. By Malene Birger silk fringe slip dress ($978), Baby and Co. 

Greenhouse Effect
Pop spring’s brightest accents among ferns and florals.

Colombo cashmere and wool vest ($4,495), Butch Blum. Isabel Marant Étoile cotton maxi dress ($395), Barneys New York. Loren Stewart sterling silver bracelet ($395) and Iosselliani two-tone necklace ($245), Hitchcock Madrona. Céline leather cross-body ($150 per month to rent), Seattle’s Bag Borrow or Steal.

Pastel Castle
Punch up the softest shades with the glitziest bag.

Lanvin satin dress ($2,135), Mario’s. Harvey Faircloth sheer silk blouse ($328), Baby and Co. Aquazzura J’Adore sandals ($795), Barneys New York. Chloé shoulder bag ($250 per month to rent), Seattle’s Bag Borrow or Steal. Eddie Borgo cube bracelet ($325), Hitchcock Madrona.

Jean Genie

On her: Cotton and linen blazer by local designer Suk Chai ($620), Schai. Rachel Comey denim sweatshirt ($284), Les Amis. R13 denim harem shorts ($425), Barneys New York. Parme Marin wood leather and acrylic necklace ($295), Hitchcock Madrona. Vintage Chanel handbag ($500 per month to rent) Seattle’s Bag Borrow or Steal.
On himWestbrook XO Barneys New York x Naked & Famous Mechanics denim jumpsuit ($440), Barneys New York. 

Sun King

Kenzo Paris cotton shirt ($315) and Saturdays Surf NYC nylon swim shorts ($75) Barneys New York. 

Urban Jungle

Acne Studios camo vest ($430), Barneys New York. Megan Park cotton and silk blouse ($385), Les Amis. Hüseyin Sağtan necklace ($385), JJ Caprices. Hand-enameled recycled brass, andradite garnet, and pearl ring by Natalie Frigo ($370), Velouria.

Stylist’s Assistants 
Emma Ranniger, Olivia Tinsley 

Hair and Makeup 
Jamyrlyn Mallory

Brandon C for Seattle Models Guild,
Madeline Kraugh for Heffner Management

Shot in studio and on location at
Olympic Sculpture Park 

Store Directory

Baby and Co.
1936 First Ave, Belltown
206-448-4077; babyandco.us

Bag Borrow or Steal

Barneys New York
600 Pine St, Downtown
206-622-6300; barneys.com 

Butch Blum
1332 Sixth Ave, Downtown
206-622-5760; butchblum.com

Gidgette Bardot

Hitchcock Madrona
1422 34th Ave, Madrona
206-838-7173; hitchcockmadrona.com

JJ Caprices

Les Amis
3420 Evanston Ave N, Fremont
206-632-2877; lesamis-inc.com

1513 Sixth Ave, Downtown
206-223-1461; marios.com

Neiman Marcus
11111 NE Eighth St, Bellevue
425-452-3300; neimanmarcus.com


145 S King St, Pioneer Square
206-788-0330; shopvelouria.com


This feature appeared in the April 2015 issue of Seattle Met magazine.

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