Where Fashion Meets DesignBehind The Bend

The worlds of fashion and product design seem to be more and more entwined every season. We have been big fashion fans here at Bend for as long as we can remember. We always look to the latest trends to help us decide everything from color to patterns, textures to moods. What Paris Fashion Week for Spring and Summer 2017 showed us is that everything is about to get bright and go retro. The 70's are coming back in a big way and we're ready to shine along with them. Below are a few of the observations and thoughts on summer from French Vogue as they pertain to design. If you want to see the rest from a wardrobe standpoint, you can go HERE. We're excited for the bright future ahead!

Shocking Pink

At the top of our list for the trends of the season is pink, as candy pink, baby pink, deep cherry and raspberry provide a sweet new way to see fashion through rose-tinted glasses.

Flower Power

Florals are no surprise for spring, but next season brings blossom prints up to date in all-over Seventies style, flirting a little with the kitsch.

Arty Pop

From criss-cross stripes to in-your-face color, fashion has gone graphic for summer 2017. Think vibrant, geometric prints, as spotted on the knitwear at Proenza Schouler, the poppy pleats at Chloé and the Sonia Rykiel poncho.

Metallic Finish

Urban mermaids or space warriors? A deep blue wave broke over the runways at Kenzo, Maison Margiela and Chanel, with iridescent textures and futurist accents.

Saturday Night Fever

Sequins and shimmer set the runways on fire this Fashion Week. Minis are out and long sparkling sheaths are in, along with Seventies references and Bianca Jagger-style pyjamas.

Yellow Fever

From lemon to fluorescent, yellow was a chromatic shot in the arm that lit up the runways in all four cities. Summer 2017 looks bright.

Seventies Prints

Geometric checks, flowers, losanges and curves herald a 1970's revival and seriously colorful summer.

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