UNEXPECTED STYLE ICON: CHARLIE BROWN

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Yellow is poised to become one of Fall 2014’s most popular colors.  Virtually every designer is including at least one primrose piece in each collection, and the biggest street style stars are continually reaching for the sunny color to get them noticed!  There’s something special about the way that yellow is being shown this season, though, and it’s clear that many designers have turned to one unexpected style icon for inspiration: Charlie Brown.

 

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Alexander Wang Fall 2014

Yup, it’s true.  Our first indication that CB had hit the big time was at Alexander Wang’s Brooklyn debut.  He sent a yellow and gray zig-zag print shirt dress down the runway that felt oddly familiar.  Even though the rest of the collection was gorgeous- laser cut leathers, pops of neon, crazy bags- we couldn’t get this dress out of our heads!

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Bottega Veneta Fall 2014

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Bottega Veneta Fall 2014

Clearly, other designers felt the same way.  We next saw the look at Bottega Veneta, where a gray turtleneck was paired with a yellow skirt featuring a subtle zigzag pattern at the waist.  Total Charlie Brown!  The next Bottega look featured panels of black, white, and yellow in Charlie’s signature zig.

 

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Prada Fall 2014

Prada got in on the action, too, with a very Charlie Brown-esque sweatervest.  Chevron stripes in sunshine yellow sang against a dark black background.  We love how Miuccia styled the look of course, but we’d wear this piece with a pair of edgy leather bermunda shorts.

 

 

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Max Mara Fall 2014

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Emilio Pucci Fall 2014

Max Mara didn’t go all-out Charlie Brown, but a few looks were very reminiscent of the Peanuts character.  A silk yellow button down topped with a gray blazer/vest called to mind our cartoon friend.  Emilio Pucci, not leaning on CB’s signature colors, emulated his zigzag stripes on a sexy LBD.

 

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Fay Fall 2014

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Fay Fall 2014

Charlie Brown wasn’t the only Peanuts character to inspired the runway, though- Woodstock made a few appearances as well!  Snoopy’s cute little friend popped up all over the Fay collection.  A gray sweater dotted with yellow Woodstocks and tucked into a yellow skirt was total perfection.

What do you think of this unexpected style icon?  We’re in love!

 

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