Friday, May 2, 2008

At Hyeres 2008……Mixed Prints, South of France

I love the bold mix of these prints

it feels very Etro meets Lily Pulitzer


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  1. AnastasiaC

    May 2, 2008 at 4:52 am

    really beautiful mix of pattern!! looks great combined this way…

  2. Gabriela

    May 2, 2008 at 5:11 am

    Fun and lovely! Not something you see everyday… I wish I could see all the outfit and the person who’s wearing it.

  3. woman from germany

    May 2, 2008 at 6:21 am

    great, but not everyone can wear this! courageos!!

  4. jana

    May 2, 2008 at 6:34 am

    yes! and with a dash of Dries Van Noten Spring 2008. i really like this…

  5. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 7:49 am

    Very Romany. I love it.

  6. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Also kind of Dries!

  7. Andrea

    May 2, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Really? I’m feeling it’s more Marimekko meets Liberty. Either way it’s lovely.

  8. Beth

    May 2, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Beautiful. And cool.

    I’m asking for the same as gabriela does.. to see the whole outfit would be great.

  9. ami

    May 2, 2008 at 8:53 am

    It’s bold, to be sure, but I’m not sure I love it…

  10. tobias

    May 2, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Ah!So fabulous!Like a painting.

    It is nice to see a great detail shot of the whole picture as it gets ones eye focused!

  11. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 8:57 am

    what about the rest of the outfit!?

  12. Joidn

    May 2, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Im pretty new to fashion (turning 13 in a few months). So I was hoping you guys would tell me some good fashion shows and there season
    eg-Marc Jacobs-FALL 06
    Menswear preferably

  13. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Trying to figure out why this works and for me it’s that the colors are so fresh and clean….

    ~ Miss Mary

  14. Lizzy and Shannon

    May 2, 2008 at 9:58 am

    love it. Etro meets Lily Pulitzer meets Liberty.

  15. warrior of tenderness

    May 2, 2008 at 10:27 am

    I _love_ that your eye caught this. I know it sounds improbable, but one of the centerpieces of the microline I’m constructing are _aprons_… some with just a front panel, some with two panels, front and back, some large, some narrow and short, but all posit the same kind of Roma inspired goodly clash of prints with either the pant, legging or skirts underneath them….

  16. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 10:29 am

    at the first glance, i guess a woman wore this outfit…..but i get another idea when i enlarged this photo……did a guy wear this outfit?

  17. andrew

    May 2, 2008 at 10:34 am

    remember the last time sart put the whole picture up of well mixed patterns… everyone missed the patterns and picked the whole outfit apart and did this same thing… Good on you Scott this is beautiful and why we love you!

  18. veronique

    May 2, 2008 at 11:05 am

    You didn’t show the rest of this guy who is actually wearing a shirt as pants, with his two legs sticking out of the sleeves. (No I wasn’t there, just saw him on another blog).

  19. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 11:06 am

    fairly disastrous

  20. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Perfection. Like a Matisse painting brought to life.


  21. Paul Pincus

    May 2, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    love this photograph. for a brief moment i thought it was a collage…it’s really gorgeous.

  22. jamie

    May 2, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    It’s gutsy. I actually thought of Dries Van Noten’s spring/summer 2008 collection when I first saw this but Etro and Lily Pulitzer seems more fitting. Well on a tangent, I’ve been a great fan of Etro men for a long time but I do hope one day Kean designs a collection for the women.

  23. Day Glow Girlfriend

    May 2, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Yes, me too. I would love to see the whole look of this outfit!

  24. Sean Watson

    May 2, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    I absolutely love it! Looks like indigenous Indonesian prints.

  25. cigalechanta

    May 2, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    No never like Marrimeko who never does small flowers.
    I’, too would like to see the whole outfit.

  26. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    This is beautiful.

    It’s not a mish-mash. It takes an especially artistic eye to select these prints in the first place and then to put them together.

    I’d love to know –and see–more from this person.

    – desertwind

  27. Austin

    May 2, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    i dig it very much.. not sure about that belt though, if this is a man.

    and what about the sleeves-too-short thing? i’m a pretty tall and lanky guy, and i have this problem sometimes. i feel really conscious that it looks sort of goofy, but an old roommate used to wear stuff too short all the time. he wasnt as into fashion as i am though.

  28. Austin

    May 2, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    PS, i 100% respect Sart’s occasional decision to show only a piece of the outfit.

  29. Tulips0226

    May 2, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    LOVE it!!!

    The girl from India also had a small floral print blouse. Women and flowers is just so beautiful.
    Blue vs, Red and Blue and Green very good. and a scarf (?) belt…
    I feel sooo trapped in Calgary.

    My grandmother (Black sea coast) would wear something like that….

  30. Jessica

    May 2, 2008 at 3:35 pm


  31. pixie

    May 2, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    I love the colors, prints, patterns, it just makes me happy!

  32. muranogirl

    May 2, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    LOVE this combo! I too would like to see Kean Etro collaborate with his sister!

  33. the devil wears h&m

    May 2, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Vicente!!! Cómo molas!!! The most outrageous and talked about look of hyères 2008. muacks see you in madrid!

  34. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Reminds me a bit of the Laura Ashley Polyanthus bedlinens I had as child. LA was the master of mixed floral patterns.

  35. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    It reminds me of quilting, in a way. The careful marriage of calicos.

  36. António Erre

    May 2, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    It is something folckloric, very typicall from south and mediterranean. “Souleiado”, though!

  37. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Nice, very Klimty. I’d have to see the whole outfit though…

  38. dai

    May 2, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    I like the print separately but I wouldn’t wear them together.
    Bold person the one who’s wearing this outfit! I applaud that.

  39. Willa

    May 2, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Etro meets Lily Pulitzer—love to see that pairing! It seems like you’d be able to make this work in a more Lily Pulitzer environment by adding a great belt, but the current scarf is very Etro.

  40. Jamie

    May 2, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    …but what about a full view of the garments, even from the neck down? I think our minds might be changed!

  41. P.

    May 2, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Ha, I love that description. In less words, Dries Van Noten.

  42. India

    May 3, 2008 at 12:13 am

    the kids I write for would LOVE this look– I could do either/or with a pair of jeans (yawn) but it would still make me feel light and happy.

  43. Liz

    May 3, 2008 at 12:23 am

    yes yes: oilily meets liberty. love that a man is wearing it. bright, sweet, happy, spring.

  44. Peter Mc Cut

    May 3, 2008 at 9:30 am

    amazing colors!… and the combination is wonderful, so fresh!.
    Love your blog, cheers!

  45. Anonymous

    May 3, 2008 at 11:49 am

    I wish I could see what kind of scarf he’s wearing.

  46. Anonymous

    May 3, 2008 at 12:26 pm


  47. Anonymous

    May 3, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Wow! Paging Henri Matisse!

  48. Anonymous

    May 4, 2008 at 1:05 am

    Beautiful. It makes me smile.

  49. Marshall

    May 4, 2008 at 1:16 am

    I LOVE the color contrast of the two fabrics.

  50. nf12

    May 4, 2008 at 4:38 am

    plaid rule – matching plaids are a disaster – same applies here
    big flowers and small floweres
    stronger colours-soothing colours

  51. msg

    May 4, 2008 at 8:57 am

    i wouldn’t necessarily say lilly pulitzer (there are 2 l’s) for her prints are larger and much more colorful. but this is a lovely little mix of etro and dries

  52. Kornel

    May 4, 2008 at 10:14 am

    You just made me discover Lily Pulitzer and I love it..Thank’s!!!

    Btw this photo is clearly beautiful: the colors, the shape..lovely!

  53. Anonymous

    May 4, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    i imagine this is one of those cases where if i saw the entire outfit i’d be totally perplexed by the outfit.

    i prefer the cropped shot because it’s more indicative of something really intimate and intricate in the patterns. there’s something in the scale of prints as well, it’s just a little bit perfect that the finer floral print is on the upper body and the fuller jungle print is on the bottom. for some reason the reverse wouldn’t seem nearly as proportionate.

    i don’t absolutely love it, but it makes me think.

  54. Some Like It Fashion

    May 4, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    I love the colours and prints and how the wearer has combined them. I just wish I could see the whole look.

  55. BritnLind

    May 4, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    What fun!

  56. emily

    May 5, 2008 at 2:44 am

    wow i would love love to see the full outfit….

  57. YA76OO

    May 6, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    ‚Äľ lovely…

  58. val

    May 7, 2008 at 12:30 am

    I gote the same picture on my web log!!!I love!!

  59. Ståle

    May 7, 2008 at 7:52 am

    i¬īm in love.

  60. Vincent Ferré

    May 7, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Hello Scott,

    that was a very nice shot indeed. Thanks for the uploading and hope to see you soon in Madrid.

    All the best,


  61. fahionholic

    May 9, 2008 at 4:54 am

    can’t agree with you more, the combination of those prints are amazing!

  62. Anonymous

    May 9, 2008 at 11:15 am

    I think I have the answer to a recurring question: HERE’S THE WHOLE OUTFIT..
    and yes, the person wearing this is definitely a guy.
    Apparently Sart was not the only one to notice the unusual mix…but comparing the two pictures (detail vs whole) you can see exactly where Sart greatness as a photographer lies- no offense intended for the absolutely charmante G√©raldine of Caf√® Mode blog.

  63. Anonymous

    May 9, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    I am realy amazed at how beatiful is to mix different kind of prints and fabrics together. We ‘ve seen the same technique at Dries van Notten runway this season.

  64. stylemagnet

    May 10, 2008 at 9:59 am

    It’s very Dries van Noten, too, no?

  65. Victoria

    May 10, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Definitely very Lilly Pulitzer.

    Reminds me of Romania, too. :) Makes me homesick.

  66. pdx.alex

    May 11, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    When I saw the picture of his whole outfit, I must say I was pretty taken-aback. At first glance, the shirt he is wearing for pants reminds me of the wrap that many men in India wear, especially in the southern countries, in the way that the crotch hangs very close to the knee. I immediately thought it ridiculous that he would venture out wearing a shirt with the collar etc intact as pants… But, then I remembered that fashion should always push the envelope and it is the things that seem a little absurd or out of place that are often the most inspiring!

    Thank you Sart. for posting the close up of the prints, but I think the entire outfit is equally interesting.

  67. jana

    May 31, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    i wil put this on my desktop

  68. Anonymous

    June 1, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Great eye! These prints just work and is a wonderful brief capsule of what works this spring/summer. You don’t need to see the whole outfit for some reason, and this little picturette just epitomizes the look. Well done.

  69. Anonymous

    August 30, 2008 at 8:15 am

    I used to be inlove with that guy.

  70. Anonymous

    October 5, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Reminds me of Maria Schneider in The Passenger.

  71. gen

    March 27, 2012 at 8:21 am

    So, so interesting to read people’s reactions now that this look is a la mode. And it looked as good then as it does today. I wonder what this gentleman is wearing today?

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