Memorial Day Weekend kicks
off the annual American season of showing our patriotism
with plenty stars, stripes, and red, white, and blue.
This year the enormous popularity of the latest Captain
America movie at the Hollywood box office, and kicked
back classic Americana style of
denims and chambrays
is heavily influencing late
spring and early summer color ways.
Although plenty of patterns
incorporating stars and stripes are available as they
always are at this time of year, designers are also
using the classic American triumvirate in less obvious
references to the flag in red, white, and blue color
combinations for other types of designs. Floral
prints can easily be adapted, but we are also seeing
more unique referencing in other less obvious ways such
as highly structured, geometric, and Art Deco designs.
Trend more often exhibits two-tone designs, but
this year is seeing three-tone red, white, and blue
examples and related patterns in paisleys.