The proof is in the number of community groups that draw color inspiration from all things fashion–what members are wearing, what they see in magazines and on runways, what designers they love, and what muted, bright and brilliant palettes and patterns they dream up.
Today we're looking at just a handful of the style-minded groups here at COLOURlovers. Don't see yours? Tell us all about it. Starting one of your own? We'd love to know about it, too. In the meantime, here's what some of the fashion-inclined color lovers are up to.
Inspired by editorial shots in the Livejournal community of the same name, Foto Decadent turns the avant-garde into unexpected couture palettes and patterns. Lovers typically attach a photo of their inspiration, too; here's a brief sampling of what's in the group's repertoire right now.
The unofficial style diary of COLOURlovers, Colours I am wearing today offers its 141 current lovers a way to share their daily ensembles--at least from a color standpoint--with fellow lovers. Lovers are encouraged to detail which colors and patterns match which items of their wardrobes, but that isn't a requirement. Sometimes, an idea based on the color choices and titles alone can be inspiration enough.
A group for designers and designer devotees alike, Fashion designers features palettes and patterns with color schemes in fashion, art and photos. Community discussion offers challenges to come up with colors for seasons or acts as just a forum to discuss favorite designers.
Encouraging lovers to think like fashion designers, Colour Collection Challenge (Cx3) puts a weekly color on the table and group lovers, in turn, create three "looks," or palettes, incorporating that color--a bit like pulling that cool, quirky skirt or sweater out of the closet and making it the star of a stellar ensemble. Here are two lovers' looks from recent inspiration color "bad cupcake."
Finally, this small group touches on a much-loved area of style: hair. As the topper to every outfit in anyone's closet, it can be an important accessory--and with all the colors available for it, it can be one of the most colorful, ever-changing ones, too. Split Ends boasts patterns, palettes and colors inspired by every hair color on the spectrum, as well as notable styles. There's even a little hair professional news in the conversations, too.
Header image: "Patchwork" by Hoku_Hoku, from Colours I am wearing today