When it comes to jeans, we refer to colorblocking as patchwork because usually it involves sewing together panels of denim with different washes into distinct geometric patterns.
This season the idea of patchwork colorblocking has gone a step further. Not only can we find traditional colorblocking coming down the runway in the form of tunic dresses and jeans, but brands like Juicy Couture (yes, Juicy Couture) and Norma Kamali are coming up with new ways to harness this trend.
The former used bleached out swathes that emulate the effect with stitching, while the latter created two-toned jeans. Alexander Wang went for a similar effect with vertical striped panels, while designers like Rachel Comey opted for something a little less constrained. In her case unconstrained looks a bit like Wu Tang Clan.