& fuzzy / soft lines when changing from colour to colour
I read on the International Herald Tribune (?) that the Prada one for women's wear (fading orange on black-- like this Raf Simon's one^ with blurred/soft lines) is described as silk screen print of a dress on a dress
Getting fading colors to work is best when two complimentary colors blend together nicely. Being a computer artist, I may frequently use gradients when designing backgrounds (like my Myspace page). I commonly mix a dark (but not too dark) blue color along with a royal blue color. Having a color fade into black also works. But there are cases when blending two colors can produce a horrid result. For example, you can't mix colors like ice blue blending into red, green fading into orange, pastel pink blending into chocolate brown, and that kind of thing. Warm colors blend nicely with other warm colors, likewise for cool colors. White and black are usually the go-with-everything colors, so good colors that blend into white or black go perfectly fine as well as the garment in question doesn't have a truly mismatched color style. I expect lighter colors be merged with white for some beautiful effects to garments for the Spring and maybe into the Summer as well. Getting something that makes a great color combination may just be trial and error. It really rewards the creative and artistic kind of person to find a good garment colored with fading colors. Not to mention a GOOD mix of colors rather than something a color combination drunkard would put together.
Originally NOT a fan of this trend, but some of the pictures in this thread, I must admit is pretty neat! I just assosiate the whole gradient/dye-thing with a friend of mine who had a hippie-thing going. and... bleeugh!