Breaking Trends Spring 2013: Optical Prints

From left: Alexandre Herchcovitch, Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs

New York Fashion Week—Do not adjust your computer screen! Those eye-popping, mind-altering optical art prints (aka Op Art) strutting down the runway are just as they should be. According to our friends at Wikipedia, “Optical art [concerns] the interaction between illusion and picture plane, between understanding and seeing. Op Art works are abstract, with many of the better known pieces made in only black and white. When the viewer looks at them, the impression is given of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibration, patterns, or alternatively, of swelling or warping.” So basically, these prints and graphic combos will keep on moving, even when the wearer is sitting. From left: Alexandre Herchcovitch, Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs.


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Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine &
As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories for the past 14 years, Lauren Parker has covered women's fashion accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. She frequently judges industry design competitions and loves seeing the next generation of designers come into their own. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including women's fashion accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.