We love color lovers, especially when they love COLOURLovers, and extra especially when they integrate COLOURlovers into their love of spreading the love of color. Such as, our member wearpalettes.
There once was a blog named The Sartorialist who changed the way fashion was viewed and how trends were passed along from city to city, for the better, we hope, as we hope all things are for the better.
One day, a graphic designer by the name of Daniel thought it would be a good idea to archive the inspirational colors of the clothing that he was seeing. Daniel turned to The Sartorialist and their archive of photos to start his journey into the creation of wear palettes. Little did he know that such an idea, was such an idea. One that would touch the hearts of so many, simply with color.
This is the story of daniel and the blog wear palettes.
About Wear Palettes
wear palettes is a blog for color and fashion inspiration. Drawing from the archives of street fashion photos from The Sartorialist, the blog has collected nearly 1600 different palettes, and allows you to search the archive using 22 different tags, if you are looking for color specific inspiration. The creator behind wear palettes is Daniel, a Swiss graphic design student who first had the idea of a clothing color database for one of his school projects.
I sat down with Daniel, at our respective computers located halfway across the world from eachother, to have an intimate chat about wear palettes, COLOURlovers, and fashion.
COLOURlovers Meets wear palettes
COLOURlovers:Tell me about wear palettes?
Daniel: It is a collection, a database of palettes taken from The Sartorialist street fashion pictures. It has almost 1600 units and I update it everyday. Also, the palettes are categorized by color and you can sort through the palettes for colors you are looking for.
CL: What inspired you to create wear palettes?
Daniel: It was first thought-up (then abandoned) for a school project . I later realized that there was not a web source who proposed an archiving of clothing colors, so I decided to build it.
CL: How do you integrate COLOURlovers into your blog?
Daniel: It is simply fundamental, since every single palette is built with COLOURlovers.
CL: What do you look for in the photos you feature?
Daniel: The number of colors in the palette tool is limited and I think that's a good thing, because I have to pick the most important colors in the photo. They're not always the most predominant, for example a brilliant pink bracelet would be way more interesting than a pair of blue jeans.
CL: Considering the essay you feature on the blog, what, if anything, are you trying to convey to your visitors about color and fashion?
Daniel: Sometimes I receive comments from critics saying I'm imposing a structure where fantasy should work. I don't want to convey anything special, I just propose a source of inspiration for fashion, graphic design and color lovers.
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