Forget colour blocking, now it’s all about the pattern blocking!
Why choose one print when you can have two? Kitri Studio have combined bold naive florals with statement polka dots to bring a fresh take on this season’s hottest trend: patchwork prints!
Rixo collection mixing florals and polka dots. Weather it’s a dress or styled with a skirt and top the trend for ‘pre-clashing clothes’ and pattern blocking is building up force.
Mixing Polka dots and florals from high end designers to high street. Above are some examples from ASOS and Richard Quinn.
On the A/W 2018 catwalk the half and half print was popular with Marni and in their Spring/Summer 2019 collection Sacai combined different clashing prints within garments.
Marni a/w 2018 on Vogue.co.uk
Richard Quinn Spring 2019 Ready To Wear on Vogue.co.uk
Sacai s/s 2019 on Vogue.co.uk
Wanting to bring some energy into your interior spaces?
Well, here are some trend-led Print suggestions from SUBLITEX.
‘In an era of uncertainty, political instability and environmental problems, we satisfy our need for optimism, escapism and creativity with playful activities. Playing helps us find meaning in the midst of chaos’
‘People escape everyday life by creating futuristic worlds. They engage with a technology that enables them to have deeper, more sustainable experiences in daily life. The result is digital tactility’
Having visited both PV Paris and Texworld, I have put together a selection of looks that I thought were interesting and new. We will cover flowers in a separate post and concentrate here on the other areas. These were notably mark making and geometric prints to carry colour and the most prevalent looks based around a strong tropical trend.
Pleated diagonal stripes
Splodge and random colour carrying prints on fabrics with surface interest, some with shots of lurex.
Pleated ombres in pastels to brights in harmonious colours.
Beautiful tropicals with exotic birds.
Wild animals in the jungle around every corner.
Surprising skins that are not as they seem.
Elegant Tropicals in soft vintage colours.
Deep lush Forest with interesting leaves.
As many of us emerge from the annual holiday hibernation our minds leap frog over the prospect of Spring Summer 2019 and turn towards planning our collections for Pre Fall 2019. The Print Affair are here to offer you our favourite prints from the shows to quick start the process. Happy New Year to you all and welcome back!
Rusty ochres and earthy hues to compliment, the Ulla Johnson collection is a sophisticated colour palette with beautiful feminine prints. We love the wall covering chosen for the shoot as much as the fashion prints, complimenting the fresh vintage twist.
With a varied collection of prints, Carolina Herrera combines animal, illustrated blooms and ditsies all in one. Pinks and burgundies are constants throughout keeping the colourpalette pretty and great for transitional months.
Chloe have returned with a feminine winter BoHo look, typical of the French fashion house. The collection includes Sarasa and pretty florals entrenched with paisley, a great combination for the winter season.
La Double J
Featured earlier in the year on The Print Affair, Italian brand La Double J have now become a highlight in the fashion week schedule. Bold colours and psychedelic pattern, the fashion brand certainly inject fun into the pre fall 19 season. Sumptuous wall paper here again!
3.1 Phillip Lim
Phillip Lim is bringing back the art of the conversational print. Patterns feeling very loose and hand drawn, this is an exciting new trend to watch for the upcoming season.
Versace return with their inimitable bold style: Animal combinations of every kind, chains, baroque style; the collection is instantly recognizable. The dark runway show made the prints stand out even more
Oscar De La Renta
The Oscar De La Renta Spring collection which had Moroccan and Indian influences went down amazingly with critics and it is great to see that they have amplified the same mood in their autumn collection. Rich textures and colours make this show decedent with bold ornate print statements.
All images from Vogue.com