Inspired By: Luis Barragan

In Isabel Marant, italian, J Crew, lapo elkann, proenza schouler on March 28, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Luis Barragan is considered one of the most influential 20th Century architects. He is most notably known for his use of space and light; reinventing the International Style by infusing color, texture and ultimately pioneering Mexican Modernism with his use of vibrant colors, and accentuating the building’s natural surroundings. I am most drawn to his off beat color combinations. The images of his work are truly breathtaking. I find his color combinations of faded pine, saffron, strawberry, and a shot of blue or red to be so current and relevant to many Spring Collections. Take a look..

Egerstorm in Mexico

Isabel Marant’s  Strawberry Pink Tunic/Dress

Proenza Schouler’s PS1 Bag in Saffron

J. Crew’s Faded Pine Bikini (PS-How great is the wallpaper in the background!)

Although an older shot, always chic Lapo Elkann really ties all the colors together in this ensemble. If only his pocket square was saffron.

Image Property of The Sartorialist.

The images shown here barely scratch the surface of Barragan’s talent. To learn more about him, go here.

  1. Brilliant post! I love how you wove all the images together. So inspiring!

    xx Amanda

    PS Have been reading about all the West Week festivities on various blogs. I think next year we must attend! Thoughts?

    • thanks! yes-tried to go this year-but couldn’t take time off work. We should definitely plan on going next year. Was also considering coming up to SF for the designer showcase -were you planning on going?

  2. PPS or PSS (I never know)…That wallpaper is super cool. It looks like Cowtan & Tout or maybe Hodsoll McKenzie to me.


  3. Ohhh the pieces you chose compliment his architecture perfectly. Love all the pink! XO Katie

  4. I am definitely going to the designer showcase. Haven’t picked a day yet. let me know what you decide!

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