Trend Composition:
Written by Julia Kasper
Image by Bjoern Ewers
brad carlile photography
Image by Brad Carlile
brian okarski rendezvous poster trendland
Image by Bobby Singh and Brian Okarski

A classic combination of red white and blue gets a futuristic update with this emerging hyper-saturated, melded finish. We’ve spotted these fresh tri-color combinations across beauty, editorial, graphics and photography, with strong elements of ultra-violet, material melding and 3D-vision influences.

Galvanized metals are a quick way to nail the trend, with oil-slicked color overlays tinted with lilac and spectrum tints over silver leather.

Chemical reactions of huge force seem to have melded materials together, giving off an un-natural UV glow. Chemical treatments under intense heat give materials a bubbled, melted and cooled finish.

Image by Breun and Grega
fashion film by Riese Farbaute
Background image by Bjoern Ewers.Round image by Riese Farbaute
jeff koons
Image by Jeff Koons
Molten, high-shine and wet-looks give the trend a feel of harsh futurism. We love Jeff Koons metallic Venus sculpture and Kenzo’s equally lustrous red leather sneakers.
kenzo shoes
Image by Phillip-K-Smith
Jia Hua graduation collection photographed by Paul Jung
Mattia Balsamini for laguna glasswear for attico
Image Left: Jia Hua Collection by Paul Jung Right: Laguna Glasswear by Attico

Jia Hua’s graduate collection, photographed by Paul Jung has an irresistible luminosity where white light picks up an ultra-violet tint. Attrico’s Laguna glassware provides the perfect cosmic-color palette of fuchsia-tinged red and deep violet that has been forced together under high-temperatures.

Cyan is layered with laser light-streaks in neon artworks, a trend that wont seem to fade. Navy and red swashes of translucent color create forcefully melded prints.

thierry mugler
Image by Thierry Mugler
Image by Breun and Grega