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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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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London Fashion Week SS19

Here is a run down of our favourite designers from London Fashion Week SS19 in terms of print and pattern

Erdem

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Temperley London

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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.

Marcus Lupfer

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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.

Richard Quinn

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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

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The Ultimate Versace

The craze has begun and not only are celebrities wearing Versace skins but the originals from the 1990’s are going under the hammer for more than they cost the first time round. If your budget does not stretch this far here are some similar looks from Sublitex for those intent on standing out from the crowd. Whether you go for garish gold or a more subtle copper this is a bold brash look not for the faint hearted or a shyly retiring fashionista.

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Left to right – Katy Perry photo Celebmafia.com, Rita Ora photo Fashion Sizzle, Versace photo Vogue

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LesliehIndman.com  Auctioneers

Sale 618 Lot 74 A Gianni Versace Animal Print Ensemble, Spring/Summer 1992, comprised of a silk jacket with a notched collar, front flap hip pockets with decorative goldstone buttons with amber rhinestone starfish embellishments, a single matching front button closure and black lacing on the back sleeve; together with a matching cropped silk vest with front zip closure and zipper embellished chest pockets and a coordinating pair of nylon and spandex leggings with an elastic waist.
Design featured on the Spring 1992 Milan runway and ad campaign.
Each labeled: Gianni Versace Couture.
Jacket and vest size 4, leggings size 42.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

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