noun: color-blocking

(in fashion and design) the use of contrasting blocks or panels of solid, typically bright color.

Color-blocking is recognized to have been introduced as an aspect of visual art by Piet Mondrian - a prominent Dutch painter in the early 20th century.

During the 1960s, color-blocking became an incredibly popular fashion trend along with the rise of mod - a subculture focused primarily on fashion and music that emerged out of the United Kingdom. Prominent figures associated with mod include models such as Twiggy and Peggy Moffitt, and musical groups such as The Who and The Kinks.

However, being the nostalgic and ashamedly not-as-cool-nor-clever-as-other-eras era that we are currently living in, color-blocking fashion has made it's inevitable comeback to our modern day. Here are some examples that make my heart beat out of my chest and also cry because there's no way I could afford most of these things (unless I sold a lung... But, then again, it might be worth it?).