As promised, here is a look at some of the key print trends we have taken from the Resort 19 shows. From animal skins to ditsies, scarf placement to psychedelic prints, this season is set to be pattern fuelled and full of colour.
Images Left to Right: Gucci, Valentino, Tibi
The idea of splicing florals with bold stripes and placing prints in a certain manner to create a scarf like layout has been an emerging trend for the last few seasons. Resort shows such as Valentino, Tibi and Gucci are showing matching sets to really emphasize the trend.
Images left to right: Altuzarra, Preen, Louise Vuitton, Ulla Jhonson
Ditsies are having a revamp this season with bright grounds and print clashing. Mix and match ditsies and combining pretty floralswith sporty stripes is a new way to wear the traditional floral.
Images left to right: Alice and Olivia, Roberto Cavalli, Phillip Plein, Victoria Beckham
Animal continues to dominate the shows in all types of form. Resort 19 see’s animal print become a lot more daring with skins such as giraffe and cow coming through. We love the mixture of animal that Roberto Cavalliuses throughout his show combining snake with cow print like the image above.
Images left to right: Michael Kors, Tibi, Veronica Beard, Alexa Chung
Bright checks replace dark heritage checks for spring summer. Contrasting scales and colours are key in this trend, mixing 2 or more checks in one outfit offers maximum printed impact. A key show for this trend was Michael Kors with checks across both clothing and accessories.
Images left to right: Emilio Pucci, Prada, Etro
Many designers are harking back to a more peaceful, colourful time and displaying prints of wonder and imagination. Designers such as Etro and Emilio Pucci are taking us back to the 60’s with their retro, colour clashing prints and psychedelic pattern which is a very exciting new direction for print design
Images left to right: Roberto Cavalli, Etro, Roberto Cavalli
As winter boho became such a staple style for AW18, it is only right that paisley pattern and ethnic pattern returns for spring summer. Paisley is seen in all forms, from bright, bold statement paisley’s to wallpaper coverage in dark rich tones for a more transitional look. We love the paisley and scarf combination in the Roberto Cavallishow simply in two tones but in a statement placement.
Images left to right: Valentino, Versace, Valentino
A slightly more sophisticated way of novelty slogans is present in the resort shows. Branding is back in force but designers are trying to design in ways that text looks part of a non-print like a geo or a stripe to give that added interest.
Images left to right: Oscar de la Renta, No.21, Altuzarra, Christian Dior
From tonal tropical landscapes influenced by traditional ‘Toile de Jouy’ pattern, to hand painted illustrative scenes, the theme of escapism resonates itself through print across the resort collections. Tonal and monochromatic patterns are commercial and stylish for all markets
Images left to right: Philipp Plein, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Johanna Ortiz, Johanna Ortiz
As a general theme, Safari styles and prints are saturating the shows and is a must have trend for the season. From rich ochre ground prints to the plethora of true animal skins, we feel as if we are stepping straight into the African savannah with this combination of pattern.
All images from Vogue.com