With major fashion houses such as Gucci, Versace and Dolce and Gabanna gracing the catwalks in Milan, it is becoming the city to watch during the catwalk period. Many of the major designers have changed their approach to design, certainly in terms of print, which has made this event even more exciting.
Known for their beautifully illustrated, all over florals, Gucci have stunned critics by only featuring 4 prints in the whole collection which were animal skins and a very kitsch strawberry print. Is this Gucci’s print identity changing for good?
Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini
Myan inspired patterns were at the heart of this collection alongside some classic snake print. Patterns were mono in colour but placed in interesting ways to add complexity to designs.
Versace have had a step change this season with fresh new florals. Pretty disties in brave colourways act as patchworks across garments. Colours are primary and fun.
Etro has to be one of the highlights of the season. Traditionally the design house offers a selection of ornate paisleys from head to toe and this season was no different. However, this season included some beautiful florals and mix and match prints which are still in keeping with Etro’s style.
Dolce and Gabanna
Dolce and Gabanna wowed us again with big digital florals on chiffon and georgette bases. Colours were vibrant and the show was clearly influenced by Frida Khalo with bright floral head dresses and bold colour.
The safari trend still looms over the catwalks for Spring Summer 19. Salvatore Ferragamo delivers this though tropical prints in soft khakis and browns.
All images from vogue.com
Here we take a look at the best of New York fashion week in terms of print. From Oscar de la Renta to Zimmerman, the runway was full of pattern and colour.
Tory Burch hit the runway with more scarf prints but this time they had more of an indian influence with paisleys and rich orange tones running through them. Paired back with stripes and ditsies, the collection offered many different print styles.
With disties being one of the biggest trends for SS19, Self portrait have delivered a collection of nearly all ditsies. Cut about, varying scales and brave colour combinations make them feel new.
Diane Von Furstenberg
DVF is always a highly anticipated designer in terms of print and she certainly delivered for SS19. With only 9 looks in total, animal, florals, ditsiesand tile prints were all mix and matched.
Oscar de la Renta
Moroccan inspired prints are decorated with opulent fringing and intricate conversational create a tapestry across the body. The Oscar de la Renta show for SS19 was a stand out show for us for clever use of colour and print styles.
Carolina Herrera was a massive injection of colour to the New York runway. Bright coloured grounds with varying scaled floralsis the key message from this show.
Decadent paisleys and worn out patchwork prints, Zimmerman was like an indian tapestry pulled apart and redesigned. Slick fashion design acts as a canvas to beautifully intricate prints.
All images from Vogue.com
Cheeky slogans and quirky prints, this new collaboration is a match made in heaven. Fashion designer Henry Holland has, over the last 10 years, built a portfolio of brightly coloured ready to wear clothing with experimental, playful pattern and fun slogans through his fashion brand House of Holland. With this signature style in mind, Papier seemed like the perfect collaboration to put his playful, spirited twist on.
“Boundlessly energetic, playful and funny” Papier describe him and this is certainly the handwriting he went for in his designs.
“I think what I wanted to do with the collection as a whole was to reflect the brand in its entirety – where it’s come from and its history, as well as where we are currently. We’ve had a lot of fun picking through the archive for prints to pull out but also we’ve added in a very heavy dose of humour and fun in some of the slogans.” Henry Holland
Henry’s dog Peggy is always a fan of his eccentric work
Here is a run down of our favourite designers from London Fashion Week SS19 in terms of print and pattern
Erdem stayed true to their brand identity with moody, dramatic florals taking center stage even in their high summer collection. Ditsies accompanied larger scale, photographic florals to give the collection some calm.
Burberry have moved on their classic check and have evolved it to a stripe that sculpts around the body. To sit alongside this, they have gone animal crazy with cow, tiger and leopard print.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
Preen have experimented with all types of florals for SS19. Traditional wallpaper patterns to scattered ditsies, the collection celebrates the combination of them all.
House of Holland
Bold colour combinations sit upon snake skin designs in the newest drop for Henry Holland. Type is also used as another angle, continuing the trend from resort collections.
Clever placement and interesting shapes, each printed outfit in the Temperley London collection is a piece of art in its own right. A beautiful soft colour pallet to match, this collection feels fresh and new.
The Marcus Lupfer show just illustrates the importance of disties this season. From bright coloured grounds to pretty pastel arrangements, we love all of the above and think its going to be a massive trend for the season ahead.
Mixing vintage roses with hibiscus filled tropicals, Richard Quinn has taken a more commercial approach to his work for this collection. Known for his recycling of liberty prints, Quinn offers more contemporary prints and large, impressive scales.
All Images from Vogue.com
British, iconic and timeless, liberty prints have become a national treasure. But they have just gone one step further and collaborated with online florists, Bloom and Wild, to bring our favourite designs to life.
“These special, limited-edition bouquets were inspired by our favourite archival Liberty Prints and each one is as much of a masterpiece as the print behind it. We think they’re the ultimate gift idea for any occasion this autumn.”
Aron, Bloom & Wild Co-Founder & CEO
The Ciara liberty print harks back to the 1960’s and is rich in colour. The Bloom and Wild team have “bought this lively print to life with spools of buttery soft roses, cerise stocks and luscious foliage.”
Meadow floral print, The Rachel, is beautiful levels of blues and greens. Bloom and Wild have interoperated this with hare’s tail grass, buttery roses and thimbles of eryngium.
Liberty fabric ‘The Phoebe & Joe’ is the next print that inspired the Bloom and Wild team. Bright ditsy florals interlinking amongst winding meadowy stems; this bouquet is colourful with orange freesias, purple veronica and spindly snapdragons.
Turning heads is what Noel Fielding knows how to do best, and that certainly hasn’t changed since his debut on the Great British Bake off as host last year. The choice of brightly patterned shirt that he decides to wear is almost as newsworthy as the baking itself.
This was no different last week when Noel started off the series in a brick wall printed shirt from womenswear brand, Lazy Oaf.
A Print Affair favourite, Silken Favours, had their raven shirt worn by Noel for his first ever appearance on the show.
Italian week last year saw Noel wear this rather out there shirt. The contestants were asked to make pizza that week so he certainly didn’t look out of place.
Lazy Oaf also featured last year in bread week when Noel modelledthis mood lifting smiling face shirt.
This final shirt is a all round winner for the bold presenter. Again, from Lazy Oaf, this shirt is full of fun with cakes and ice creams which Noel wore during caramel week last year.