When did squiggles get so chic? Joan MirÃ³'s paintings are recognized for their child-like, amoebic shapes and bright colors, but now, the playful prints have been spotted in the streets and on our clothes. The women pictured have added some zest to their otherwise solid-colored outfits with a statement cardigan or jacket covered in fantastical shapes and curlie-cues in a palette of red, blue, yellow, green, and black.
These tones also hearken back to the interlocking primary colors of the Olympic rings, and, no surprise here, Nike has jumped on the Miro trend in celebration of the upcoming games. The limited-edition release of the Air Jordan 7 (VII) Retro Miró is based on the artist's sculpture, "Woman and Bird." In 1992, in Miró's hometown of Barcelona, Michael Jordan wore the Air Jordan 7 (VII) Olympic leading the legendary Dream Team to win gold in a magical style combination. As Miró once said, "One must refine the magical sense of things," and there are few things more refined or magical than color and Olympic glory.