Breaking Trends Spring 2013: Curvy Color Block

From left: Erin Featherston’s black-and-white shift with race track swirl; Diane Von Furstenberg’s half-moon concentric circle bag; Lacoste’s softened color planes

New York Fashion Week—Color blocking is too popular a trend to relinquish just yet, but designers are definitely throwning us a curve. Call it Neo Mod. Gone are most of the Mondrian-like lines and right angles; here, rounded corners and bold graphic strokes are the stars. Diane Von Furstenberg (center), captured two trends in one: a half-moon handbag with curved color blocks. It’s a bit groovy, but sophisticated. And never psychedelic.

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Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine
As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. 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.