I recently had the immense pleasure to design a set of materials for a client workshop. One element of the design brief was to create an A6 postcard depicting a quote from fashion & style icon, Coco Chanel.
In homage to the ‘Little Black Dress’, (highly associated with Chanel), it deemed only natural to start with a black canvas. The exploration of typographic language led me to select a serif typeface for the quote, to which l reversed out in white, giving a strong contrast to the solid background.
With a vision of traditional elegance taking shape, further dialogue took place, and the idea of adding a splash of colour was born.
My thoughts soon turned back to Chanel, as l pondered on another quote from the iconic 20th century fashion designer, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory“.
Symbolised by orange quotation marks, l visualise the quote as being beset with a pair of jeweled earrings. l wonder if Coco Chanel would view this as wearing just the right amount of accessory?
l’d like to think so.