Shrimps X Habitat

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Pretty yet cool, Shrimps stand alone in the fashion world with a distinctive handwriting. Celebrated for their expressive prints, the brand have decided to collaborated with homeware brand Habitat to showcase their illustrative hand on home products.

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With a colour pallet of baby pinks, cornflower blues and contrasting monos, this collection feels stylish and contemporary. Fabrics reflect the quality of both brands with short pile velvets and rich cottons and elaborate coloured fur.

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“Breton stripe faux fur throws are draped on painterly print bedding, layered alongside embroidered cushions and hand crafted rugs.” Hannah Weiland; Creative Director of Shrimps

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Crazy creatures and twisted fairytales, the collection is certainly out of the ordinary. We love the contrast of a pretty, feminine colour palette with bold and some what ugly designs, a really exciting new take on interiors for Habitat.

https://www.habitat.co.uk/shrimps

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Lisbon

Lisbon, the charming capital city of Portugal, is full of vibrancy and art on every corner. On a recent trip, I was captivated by all of the patterned buildings created out of tiles. Tiles have been the inspiration for many fashion prints such as the Dolce and Gabanna collection ‘I Love Maiolica’.

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Dolce and Gabanna– I love Maiolica

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Here is a look at some of the lovely pattern I saw around the city

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‘An Adventure in Illustration’

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Step into a world bursting with wondrous creatures and scenes from faraway places with Villa Nova’s first children’s focused collection…..

Created in Collaboration with three renowned picture book illustrators; Frann Preston-Gannon, Christopher Corrand Yuval Zommer.  With their unique drawing styles, each illustrator has their own chapter containing a series of pictorial stories that introduce a world of adventure and imagination.

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Left to right – Frann Preston-Gannon: ‘MonkeyTree’ Wallpaper, Christopher Corr: ‘New York’  Wall Mural, Yuval Zommer: ‘Flutterby’ Curtains

Picturebook has been themed to appeal to animal lovers, bold adventurers and those who are intrigued by the wildlife and bugs that live in the bottom of the garden.

Christopher Corr

A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Corr’swork is about joy, colourand a love of life. Chris creates astounding imagery of scenes from around the world, crazy complex cityscapes, working in gouache and painting on handmade papers as though he’s using a pen. 3

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Frann Preston-Gannon

With a unique style that is visually spectacular, Frann’s illustrations can be described as a digital collage that is created by layering textures and colour.  An attention to detail and obsession to create overall surface interest which enhances each scene adding vibrancy to the subject matter. 5

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Yuval Zommer

Embark on a voyage of discovery observing the tiniest detail of the smallest life forms in the natural world with Yuval’s playful drawings.  These beautiful and incredibly intricate illustrations are exciting with hand drawn elements and layering of pattern that simply invites curiosity.78Villa Nova (Furnishings, Wallcoverings& Accessories) is part of ROMO GROUP and the range is available worldwide through an extensive netwrkof selected interior designers and retail outlets.

https://www.villanova.co.uk

https://www.romo.com

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Dip dyed, Ombre or Tye Dye

Which ever direction you are heading these are the looks that we first covered in our May blog, so do revisit;

https://theprintaffair.com/2018/05/04/ombres/

This is now evolving and and below we have added clean pastels, denim friendly, khaki, brights through to mono marking. The variety of the trend seems certain to be universal, moving from a very soft feminine interpretation to something far more festival relevant for the hipster generation. Pleating would be the perfect compliment to many of the prints.

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Robert Vernet

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Design and Colour are pleased to announce that they have taken on the agency of Creations Robert Vernet in the UK and will be launching their new collection at The London Print Design Fair in Islington.

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The company was founded in 1957 and is based in Lyon, the French city renowned for silk weaving and being the historical centre of textiles in France. With a team of over 20 designers using both the latest digital technology yet still drawing on the importance of hand painted designs, Robert Vernet is recognized as a master of this craft. The company has been awarded the “Living Heritage Company ” label by the Ministry of Commerce for their excellence and expertise.

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As many of us know in this industry our products have to be valued and it is through attention to detail in both manufacture and styling that this can be achieved. We all compete on a global stage and keeping ahead of colour trends and delivering fresh and exciting patterns are crucial to us all.  Working world wide across the fashion and home furnishing markets the design team are motivated by the diversity of their client’s demands.5

As a print maven it cheers me no end to work with a studio that understands separations and has the wider experience essential to understand production processes. The advantages of digital print are phenomenal yet there are many other print processes and between us we can work to satisfy all our client’s expectations.67

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Milan Fashion Week SS19

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.

Gucci

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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New York Fashion Week SS19

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

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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.

Self Portrait

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Zimmerman

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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

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