Neutral Ground is a casual, weekly interview series with friends in the industry. Say... conversational breakdowns of what neutrals mean, and what that means when it's time to get dressed. Tune in each Wednesday to see who's who and how creatives of all stripes view the world, color not included.
NT- What are you wearing right now?
A long semi-sheer silk/cotton sleeveless collared button down with an asymmetrical hem, fit black denim shorts that used to be pants, a bright neonish yellow-green bra, a navy fabric necklace, white rubber bathing shoes with side cutouts, vintage engagement ring, and wedding ring
NT- What Color [or two] do you own the most of within your wardrobe?
Sugar Vendil: White
NT- How do you approach neutrals when dressing?
SV: Neutrals comprise most of my wardrobe, although I do love color! Because I have so many neutrals in my closet, I try to incorporate interesting silhouettes or interesting moments of surprise in my outfit, and that's usually through color or jewelry.
NT- In your opinion- IS there a difference between Neutral Colors within the wardrobe, vs. say...Art & Object Coloration?
SV: For me, most of the time there is a difference. I've tried to design things such as flyers or invitations using the colors I'd want to wear together and oftentimes it just doesn't work. Recently, however, shortly after designing our benefit invitations I saw a Jack Spade bag online with the exact same color scheme! That was a surprise.
NT- In the context of dressing only in neutrals, what role and rules must Accessories & jewelry play by?
SV: I think neutrals allow you to have less rules in regards to accessories & jewelry. It's almost as if the neutral dress plays the role of accessory, accentuating the accessories, allowing jewelry to really pop.
NT-Prints seem to be generating a lot of controversy, are prints neutral? Is neutral defined only by color or does pattern have bearing too?
SV: Patterns can absolutely be neutral. They are repetitive by nature, and that repetition allows a pattern to become regular rather than jarring. Prints can also serve as a canvas for solid color. A solid, for example, would stand out more laid on top of a pattern.