Roses

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By Sarah Glyn-Woods – designandcolour@gmail.com

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Dolce and Gabbana are responsible for the popular trend of blood red painterly roses. This look has been consistently in their catwalk shows in recent seasons but is now trickling down to the High Street.

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The trend then morphs into a demand for dark bases with deeply coloured sultry blood red blooms oozing opulence and mysterious femininity. Many are spaced while others are faux placement prints but frankly anything goes as long as this rich deepness is preserved.

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For transitional looks the flowers are brightened and lighter with black, white and even dusky nude grounds. The demand for poppies has also returned to join the rose garden.

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To compliment this opulence are embellishments such as appliqué, embroidery and needlepoint. Some have the fine detail of meticulous silk chinoiserie while others are heavier and have a more folkloric feel.

We are proud to announce that Sublitex have full range of all over prints to respond to this look.

For more details contact: designandcolour@gmail.com

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2017 Collections

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The most recent catwalks have been filled with print – here we bring you a brief introduction to our favourites from Moschino, Gucci and more.

Valentino

Valentino is going to be our main summer inspiration – pineapples, palm trees and bright florals covered full skirts and summer dresses. The collection was inspired by Cuba – spot the white ginger lilies, Cuba’s national flower.

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Moschino

Jeremy Scott’s new collection did not disappoint. Both the Spring ‘17 Menswear and Resort ‘17 collections were bright and fun. Psychedelic, kaleidoscope and animal prints filled the catwalk and the whole show was a feast for the eyes.

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Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana’s collection was called “DG Musica”. You can see the musical hints through the collection, with instruments and piano players printed onto suits and bomber jackets. Pineapples were also featured; a hot print for summer which is clearly here to stay!

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Gucci

The Gucci Resort 2017 Show was held at Westminster Abbey. Alessandro Michele, creative director of Gucci, was extremely inspired by the gothic building. We loved the Victorian-esque floral dresses and co-ords.

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Images from Vogue.

Dolce & Gabbana’s Abaya and Hijab Collection

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Sarah Glyn-Woods – designandcolour@gmail.com

I would like to salute Dolce and Gabbana for their perfectly timed and beautiful collection of abayas and hijabs including some wonderful D&G signature colourful prints. May we support our sisters of all religious denominations by creating stylish and elegant fashions for everyone.

The Italian label’s collection includes feminine prints such as polkadots and daisies on beautiful silk and satin finishes.

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Photos: Vogue

As some of you well know, Alice and I are often astounded by the immodest and paltry amounts of fabric used in the manufacture of garments using our designs. Thank heavens that the stylish French market still has a market sector that prefer full length modest dressing gowns.

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Mr. Trump would do better to help the textile industry by supporting modest dressing and the growth in consumption of plain and printed fabric. Well done D&G and let us hope this starts a new trend!