There’s something about blue pattern on a white background that is so timeless, no matter what the season is. Lately, I’ve been seeing fashion & interior designers take inspiration from blue & white porcelain patterns. Rodarte featured some stand out looks for their Spring 2011 collection that were inspired by Ming vases. They also enlisted the help of Nicholas Kirkwood to create a stunning sculptured platform shoe featuring their prints. Interior designers are also taking traditional Swedish blue & white patterns and blowing them up to larger than life proportions to feature onto upholstered chairs, pillows, and curtains.
Blue & white porcelain has been a time-honored color palette from China that created a foothold in European ceramic history. Even now in the 21st century, that same blue and white palette has continued to inspire designers in a multitude of other disciplines.
clockwise, from top left: | the wildfleur | mend | rodarte + nicholas kirkwood at opening ceremony | spode |