What does it take to be a good colorist? This is a question for professional artists to answer, but I will try: I think that it is understanding color so well that you can push it to the limits and still come out on top.
Case in point: Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Spain’s queen of pop art and design and a hurricane of a creative force. Her collections literally pop with primary colors and their combinations. Below is a sampling of bags and other accessories from her FW13-14 collection as seen (for a short time) on the Spanish vente-privee website (see a post about vente-privee here).
You can tell a great artist by the way their art can change you. I don’t think that it’s possible to own something by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and not have it influence you. For the better, of course. Such is the power of art.
“Bolas” tote in green, red, and blue: natural fibers, polyester lining.
Cork wedge sandal in dark green, fuchsia, and multicolor. Upper: leather and textile.
“Glossy” coin purse in fuchsia and celeste (heavenly blue), synthetic material.
“Bloking” coin purse in turquoise and blue, leather.
“Isabelle” bowling bag in blue and fuchsia, synthetic material.
Fantasy scarf in yellow and green, cotton.
“Julieta” hand bag in orange and red, synthetic material.
Cotton kerchief with the signature heart print.
Suede clog in fuchsia and celeste.
Silk kerchief in camel and light green.
Floral print pareo in celeste and red, cotton.
“Bella” coin purse in marine blue and fuchsia, leather.