The Brits 2021

Have you missed red carpet, we have – and it looks like these guys sure have… pulling out all the stops this year! Which is your favourite?

Boy Georges’ suit is a tribute to the NHS as he styled a superhero print coat.

Simon Neil from Biffy Clyro and Arlo Parks look striking in bold suits.

Dior x Kenny Scharf’s

Amazing colour, print and pattern used in a fun and engaging way to brighten up our world… and our wardrobes! We just had to share this fabulous collection with you.

The inspiration behind Dior’s Pre-Fall 2021 collection, legendary surrealist pop artist Kenny Scharf is the latest in a long string of collaborations with contemporary artists including Daniel Arsham and KAWS. Designed to bring a sense of joy and hope, the Dior Homme collection features Kenny’s poppy prints (a mix of his archives and more recent work) sprawled across everything from shirts with kaleidoscopic prints and monogrammed bags. 

WHEN POP ART AND HIGH FASHION COLLIDE

Dior Homme Pre-Fall 21 in collaboration with Kenny Scharf. Photographed by Rafael Pavarotti.

The Artist: Kenny Scharf

Kenny Scharf is an American painter known for his participation in New York City’s interdisciplinary East Village art scene during the 1980s, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, Scharf’s do-it-yourself practice spanned painting, sculpture, fashion, video, performance art, and street art. 

 His works often includes pop culture icons, such as the Flintstones and the Jetsons, or caricatures of middle-class Americans in an apocalyptic science fiction setting.

 Scharf’s large-scale murals of anthropomorphic animals and imagined creatures still adorn New York streets to this day.

To discover more of the collection watch the below video of the fall 2021 Dior men’s show.

Images from http://www.selfridges.com

Ghost for M & S

Another collection drops at Marks and Spencer, designed by fashion brand Ghost. Limited edition – there vintage inspired dresses are just beautiful.

Gorgeously flattering with super wearable silhouettes and beautiful vintage inspired prints. From a pretty meadow floral puff sleeved dress to chic polka dot midi dress; this collection is beautiful and exquisite and most importantly for us here at the print affair filled with fabulous prints. Move over lounge wear – we are ready to grab out summer dresses and head out of lockdown.

All images are from http://www.marksandspencer.com

Embassy London

This company combines two of our obsessions, good print and fancy shoes. See a range of their footwear and maybe you will be inspired  to enter their shoe designing competition next year.

https://embassylondon.co.uk

Embassy London was established in 2011 and specialises in both Ladies and Men’s footwear that are exclusively made in Europe from the most beautiful European leather.

“It’s simple; we create authentic shoes that are charismatic, each with their own exquisite charm while keeping that all-important comfort and high quality. We wish you a never-ending leather-clad love affair with Embassy London.”

Last year Embassy London  launched the first ever Design #MyHatter Competition, where anyone could submit their own design of their classic Hatter style boot, and the best 3 would be made. After hundreds of submissions, they caste an online vote, where the top 3 designs were chosen. These styles are very excited to say they are now part of their collection. This year’s competition has just closed but look out for next year’s.

What she wants

As we journey through the roadmap out of lockdown we asked: ‘What do you want to wear now that we are unlocking?’ The answers are below in the form of feminine, pretty, flattering prints. Enjoy and happy Wednesday!

‘Something soft and not too garish’

‘Good looks for a staycation as I will not be on a tropical beach this year’

‘Happy and sunny’

‘Nothing too serious as I have grown to like simple dressing’

‘Pretty and feminine, I want to dress prettily again’

Specific design requests from our 16,000 + design library or custom printing of your own digital designs can be sent to Sarah at;

designandcolour@gmail.com

07985 467997

Monochrome Magic

From runway to high street – black and white is a trend for summer 2021. Be bold and be brave with some fabulously stand out statement prints. From spots to stripes, florals to graphic geometrics, there is something for everyone here.

Going for a softer, more feminine take – Chanel and Erdems’ more subtle prints are elegant on soft silks and chiffons.

Black and white print designs can really help to create bold silhouettes – especially when used in panels to flatter and hug the form of the body.

Images from: farfetch.com . zara.com . vogue.com . carolinaherrera.com

Bridgerton Inspiration

Just as we predicted the Bridgerton factor is pushing on through, appearing on mood boards as a new season is due to start filming in Bath next month. Feast you eyes on what we have put together for this trend. All designs are from the Sublitex exclusive sublimation print collection.

Specific design requests from our 16,000 + design library or custom printing of your own digital designs can be sent to Sarah at;

designandcolour@gmail.com

07985 467997

Gingham

The definition of Gingham is a medium-weight balanced plain-woven fabric typically with striped, check or plaid patterns in white and a bright color made from dyed cotton or cotton-blend yarns.

There is a nostalgia I’m sure for many, and not just me, of school summer dresses. This print more recently has been evident on the catwalk and the high street. Gingham is a beautifully crisp clean print. Fresh white combined with pastel or bright bold colours creates a perfect print for the spring; and moving forward into summer.

selfridges.co.uk

riverisland.co.uk

Zara.co.uk

Pantone Colour of the year 2021

PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating

A marriage of colour conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.

PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, two independent colours that highlight how different elements come together to support one another, best express the mood for Pantone Color of the Year 2021. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is one of strength and positivity. It is a story of colour that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.

Images from PANTONE (@pantone) • Instagram photos and videos

In the Home

Being a neutral grey works with almost any secondary colour, especially bright colours as they jump out against the grey with a zing.

One such shade is yellow the ultimate mood booster; with a mellow undertone it is cheerful without being too in-your-face or in its boldest form will give rooms confidence and freshness.

Tropical Delights

It is that time of year again to plan for high summer tropical prints for Fast Fashion. Here are a selection of exclusive copyrighted designs from Sublitex ready to go and available in a full range of colours.

Specific design requests from our 16,000 + design library or custom printing of your own digital designs can be sent to Sarah at;

designandcolour@gmail.com

07985 467997