Best of Pre Fall 2019

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!

Ulla Johnson


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.

Carolina Herrera


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.

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Graduate Fashion Week Top Picks: Nottingham Trent University

With recent graduates going into jobs at Matthew Williamson, H&M, Zara, and even with Victoria Beckham, Nottingham Trent is one to watch for fashion and print design. Backstage at Graduate Fashion Week was the perfect opportunity to see this year’s graduate collections before they went on the catwalk.

Lauren Anderson

Lauren Anderson’s collection was a floral delight. The mix of spots and floral patterns work perfectly together for this unique, creative collection.


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Photo: Simon Armstrong/Vogue

Photo: Simon Armstrong/Vogue

Ella Nesbitt

Ella won two awards at GFW, and rightfully so! Her amazing Hawaiian inspired collection helped her to bring home the Menswear and the Stuart Peters Visionary Knitwear Award.

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Photo: Simon Armstrong/Vogue

Photo: Simon Armstrong/Vogue

Samantha Goldsmith

The knitwear collection by Samantha Goldsmith was daring and powerful. The bright colours contrast beautifully with the black, and the tribal print is very in right now.

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Graduate Fashion Week 2015 - Behind The Scenes at Nottingham Trent University's show in Samantha Goldsmith's designs

Yvonne Yao

The menswear collection by Yvonne Yao was crisp and sharp with bold stripes. The angular bags complete the look.

Graduate Fashion Week 2015 - Behind The Scenes at Nottingham Trent University's show in Yvonne Yao's designs


Naomi Kleeli

Another knitwear collection that stood out was by Naomi Kleeli:

“Naomi Kleeli… chose to conceptualise the outdoors with earthy tones offset with marbled and barked effect print work.” – Sophia Williams on

Graduate Fashion Week 2015 - Behind The Scenes at Nottingham Trent University's show in Naomi Kleeli's designs


Photo: Simon Armstrong/Vogue

Photo: Simon Armstrong/Vogue

All photographs by Alannah Messett unless otherwise stated.

Catwalk Designs


Following the Top Picks from NTU fashion students we have put together some prints, available through Design and Colour, to respond to these cat walk looks. It is always good to seem some newcomers in the selection such as Giamba and aniimiism. Prints, highly decorative and ornate embellishments seem prevalent and a feast for the eyes and it will be interesting to see how the high street interprets this look. Sublimation print offers a quick and economic method to decorate fabric with our extensive collection of rotagravure and digital prints.

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