Batsheva

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Prairie perfection, playful pattern and total floral overload. Let us introduce to you New York based ready to wear brand Batsheva. We stumbled across this gorgeous brand from various bloggers, it seems to be the must have maxi this season.

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Former lawyer Batsheva Hay started playing around designing matching clothes for her and her daughter back in 2016. Gaining lots of attention from the fashion industry, she soon decided to start a business from this. Laura Ashley inspired, her collections celebrate femininity in the boldest way. Ditsy florals, lace trims and ruffles, the styles hark back to the 60’s and 70’s but injected with modern and updated finishes and prints.

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Not only do the brand cater for all your feminine needs, but they also create beautiful dresses for girls. We love the way they have been shot with the oversized shoes and the funny wigs, straight out of the dressing up box.

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https://guestofaguest.com/new-york/guest-list/batsheva-hay-interview-2017?slide=1

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Robert Vernet at The London Print Design Fair

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Sarah Glyn-Woods of Design and Colour Ltd and Karl Grobelny from Creation Robert Vernet

Sometimes it is important to say things as they are….it is very quiet in the world of printed textiles, clothing manufacture and retail sales. It was therefore no surprise that the Fair was quieter than usual. There were some stunning designs on offer from our friends at Vernet as there were from other studios and sellers of vintage archives.

Just to be totally uncommercial for a moment, what would we do without the wonderful array of vintage garments when foot traffic is slow. There were things that I had worn in the past and even certain items that I have kept and are in suitcases in the loft. There were interesting characters posing in some outrageously wonderful outfits, so thanks for cheering us up and you know who you are!

Recently a friend borrowed a 1970s knitted kaftan to go to a party and my other half pointed her out to my son at the bus stop saying ”well that ‘s a throw back to the past”. He failed to notice it was our friend or that it was one of my many cherished garments that he thinks I should part with.

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Flowers were very much in evidence, as usual, but they were more painterly and some had a vintage cut out feel.Finally the photograph flowers appears to have faded away with the limited exception of some occasional wear seekers.

We had much interest in medium sized and smaller florals with a vintage feel but overall they needed to be very pretty.

Patchworks were popular; squared, diagonal or scarf prints from monochromatic to fresh multi coloured. The most popular flower for me was the poppy which appeared to have sneaked into most floral bouquets or be standing boldly in the forefront. The mixing of the poppy with other flowers and the looser shapes and variegated colour and texture moved the bloom safely away from the flower of remembrance day.

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Laura Newton from Blueye Design and Kate Lerigoleur from CRV13

Tie dyes a la Dior muted palette or in these playful bright colours were also very popular.

These were WGSN’s picks from Robert Vernet:

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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.

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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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Henry Holland X Papier

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Cheeky slogans and quirky prints, this new collaboration is a match made in heaven. Fashion designer Henry Holland has, over the last 10 years, built a portfolio of brightly coloured ready to wear clothing with experimental, playful pattern and fun slogans through his fashion brand House of Holland. With this signature style in mind, Papier seemed like the perfect collaboration to put his playful, spirited twist on.

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“Boundlessly energetic, playful and funny” Papier describe him and this is certainly the handwriting he went for in his designs.

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“I think what I wanted to do with the collection as a whole was to reflect the brand in its entirety – where it’s come from and its history, as well as where we are currently. We’ve had a lot of fun picking through the archive for prints to pull out but also we’ve added in a very heavy dose of humour and fun in some of the slogans.” Henry Holland

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Henry’s dog Peggy is always a fan of his eccentric work

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https://www.papier.com/thefold/articles/getting-the-party-started-with-Henry-Holland-interview

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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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Liberty Print Bouquets by Bloom and Wild

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British, iconic and timeless, liberty prints have become a national treasure. But they have just gone one step further and collaborated with online florists, Bloom and Wild, to bring our favourite designs to life.

“These special, limited-edition bouquets were inspired by our favourite archival Liberty Prints and each one is as much of a masterpiece as the print behind it. We think they’re the ultimate gift idea for any occasion this autumn.”

Aron, Bloom & Wild Co-Founder & CEO

The Ciara

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The Ciara liberty print harks back to the 1960’s and is rich in colour. The Bloom and Wild team have “bought this lively print to life with spools of buttery soft roses, cerise stocks and luscious foliage.”

The Rachel

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Meadow floral print, The Rachel, is beautiful levels of blues and greens. Bloom and Wild have interoperated this with hare’s tail grass, buttery roses and thimbles of eryngium.

The Pheobe

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Liberty fabric ‘The Phoebe & Joe’ is the next print that inspired the Bloom and Wild team. Bright ditsy florals interlinking amongst winding meadowy stems; this bouquet is colourful with orange freesias, purple veronica and spindly snapdragons.

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Frida Khalo Inspires

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A collection of prints inspired by the embroideries and weaves of Central America and the warmth of colour often accented with cool blues and greens.

 

 

Frida Kahlo in blue satin blouse, 1939, photograph by Nickolas Muray. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archive

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