One of the most exciting trends this spring, in my opinion, is white clothing beautifully patterned in blue .
I have seen numerous web claims that this style is inspired by the blue and white porcelain of Delft in Holland. The truth of the matter is probably that the elegant cool blue and white design originated in China’s porcelain (“china”) in even before the first half of the 14th century.
By the beginning of the 17th century Chinese blue and white porcelain was being exported directly to Europe. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Oriental blue and white porcelain was highly prized in Europe and America and sometimes enhanced by fine silver and gold mounts, it was collected by kings and princes.
At that time, factories producing white and blue porcelain also started up in Germany, France, England and also in Delft, Nederland.
Cavali was not the only one to be inspired by the beautiful blue and white porcelain. Here is an example of Zuhair Murad’s winter/spring 2012 hot couture.
And here is a bicycle designed by Francois Duris for the project Be Cycle &Fashion , in which 12 designers customized Bikes for Charity.
The next photos is of a modern line of ceramics ordered by the Royal Delft company, designed by various dutch designers. You may see the entire collection here.
And now, after reading such a long post, you are all invitedfor some tea and cookies with me?!
In my next post I hope to show my own version for this blue and white trend. Until then…
Have a wonderful week!