Robert Vernet – Tie Dye

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The hottest look this week from Robert Vernet studios are these sumptuous tie and dye prints. Echoing the recent trends, these are both colourand texture rich, reflective of the true hand craft.

Design and Colour, the agents for CRV artwork, feel that there is currently a backlash from the over load of photographic techniques and transparent layering of flowers. Our clients now want prints that show off artistic hand made skills such as tie and dye, hand drawn and painted, water colourfluidity, brush marks and generally less regular and predictable execution of design.

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Status Scarf Prints

They are back, the BCBG (bon chic, bon genre) look so popular in France in the 1990s and still going strong with the aspiring upper middle class. With a few choice items such as a touch of Hermes or Gucci mixed with Burberry, leather gloves, velvet Alice bands, Guerlain perfume and bauble jewelry, these combined are clear indicators of impeccable taste.

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We have had the tarty Versace, but now my friends we are moving upmarket to the more established looks of Gucci, Hermes, Burberry and the likes. Older fashion houses with better pedigree, simple but recognizable designs well suited to the country set, hunter wellies, ponies and the general whiff of damp labs and retrievers. Feast your eyes on the selection from Sublitex.

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Vintage Agatha Paris baubles

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However this may be the origin of the look but the high street will may this trendy, adding new coloursand twists to move this firmly back into the city. One way is taking the more nautical twist that suggests cruises not just the local yachting club. The inclusion of soft flowers amongst the chains and bridles suggests pumps over stout shoes.

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Dip dyed, Ombre or Tye Dye

Which ever direction you are heading these are the looks that we first covered in our May blog, so do revisit;

https://theprintaffair.com/2018/05/04/ombres/

This is now evolving and and below we have added clean pastels, denim friendly, khaki, brights through to mono marking. The variety of the trend seems certain to be universal, moving from a very soft feminine interpretation to something far more festival relevant for the hipster generation. Pleating would be the perfect compliment to many of the prints.

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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.

 

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Resort 2019 – Top 8

Resort SS19 has seen a plethora of print and we have bought you the a run down of our favourite printed pieces. Here, we take a look at some of the collections that we feel will set the colour and pattern trends for the summer months in terms of print.

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Gucci treated us to more scarf prints as a continuation from many of their recent collections. Decadent flowers with borders of contrasting colour and cleverly placed motifs make the ever loved Gucci floral feel new and updated.

Etro

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“The Daydreamer” by writer Ian McEwan was the imaginative inspiration behind Veronica Etro’s latest collection. The collection is full of mystical prints with a slightly psychedelic feel which mimics the novels idea of being swept away into otherworldly places. We love how the prints hark back to the 1960’s with the bright colours and free moving patterns.

Valentino

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Branding has continued to be a big print theme from AW18 and Valentino have gone all out to deliver it. Paired back with beautiful scarf prints and mix and match ditsies, the written word within a print is a great novelty update.

Altuzarra

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As we start to see ‘Toile de Jouy’ prints returning, Altuzarra took it one step further with large scale illustrated landscapes wrapping around silhouettes. This Italian landscape motif, inspired by the novel ‘Call Me by Your Name’, is used on everything from accessories to sequined cocktail dresses.

Erdem

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Print guru Erdem blew us away yet again with his whimsical floral fabrics. The resort collection showed prints on many different coloured grounds which is perfect for the lead up to spring summer. Florals are very feminine with pops of colourand exotic birds.

Johanna Ortiz

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Colombian designer Johanna Ortiz is always a highly anticipated designer to watch in terms of print. A relative newcomer to the fashion world, the designer is not afraid to experiment with scale and colour. With a strong safari theme coming through in her collection, we feel like this show will influence a big trend going forward in the season.

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Designer Prabal Gurung gained inspiration for his latest collection on a trip home to Nepal. Blown up paisleys and a sea of tie dyes, Gurung explored the concept of cultures colliding and the idea of being a free spirit.

Diane von Furstenberg

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Only featuring 8 looks, DVF is certainly more about quality than quantity. Prints are bold, graphic and vivid in colour; everything we expect from a DVF collection.

Resort 19 Trends

As promised, here is a look at some of the key print trends we have taken from the Resort 19 shows. From animal skins to ditsies, scarf placement to psychedelic prints, this season is set to be pattern fuelled and full of colour.

Scarf Prints

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Images Left to Right: Gucci, Valentino, Tibi

The idea of splicing florals with bold stripes and placing prints in a certain manner to create a scarf like layout has been an emerging trend for the last few seasons. Resort shows such as Valentino, Tibi and Gucci are showing matching sets to really emphasize the trend.

Ditsies

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Images left to right: Altuzarra, Preen, Louise Vuitton, Ulla Jhonson

Ditsies are having a revamp this season with bright grounds and print clashing. Mix and match ditsies and combining pretty floralswith sporty stripes is a new way to wear the traditional floral.

Animal

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Images left to right: Alice and Olivia, Roberto Cavalli, Phillip Plein, Victoria Beckham

Animal continues to dominate the shows in all types of form. Resort 19 see’s animal print become a lot more daring with skins such as giraffe and cow coming through. We love the mixture of animal that Roberto Cavalliuses throughout his show combining snake with cow print like the image above.

Checks

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Images left to right: Michael Kors, Tibi, Veronica Beard, Alexa Chung

Bright checks replace dark heritage checks for spring summer. Contrasting scales and colours are key in this trend, mixing 2 or more checks in one outfit offers maximum printed impact. A key show for this trend was Michael Kors with checks across both clothing and accessories.

Psychedelic

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Images left to right: Emilio Pucci, Prada, Etro

Many designers are harking back to a more peaceful, colourful time and displaying prints of wonder and imagination. Designers such as Etro and Emilio Pucci are taking us back to the 60’s with their retro, colour clashing prints and psychedelic pattern which is a very exciting new direction for print design

Paisleys

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Images left to right: Roberto Cavalli, Etro, Roberto Cavalli

As winter boho became such a staple style for AW18, it is only right that paisley pattern and ethnic pattern returns for spring summer. Paisley is seen in all forms, from bright, bold statement paisley’s to wallpaper coverage in dark rich tones for a more transitional look. We love the paisley and scarf combination in the Roberto Cavallishow simply in two tones but in a statement placement.

Type

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Images left to right: Valentino, Versace, Valentino

A slightly more sophisticated way of novelty slogans is present in the resort shows. Branding is back in force but designers are trying to design in ways that text looks part of a non-print like a geo or a stripe to give that added interest.

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Images left to right: Oscar de la Renta, No.21, Altuzarra, Christian Dior

From tonal tropical landscapes influenced by traditional ‘Toile de Jouy’ pattern, to hand painted illustrative scenes, the theme of escapism resonates itself through print across the resort collections. Tonal and monochromatic patterns are commercial and stylish for all markets

Safari

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Images left to right: Philipp Plein, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Johanna Ortiz, Johanna Ortiz

As a general theme, Safari styles and prints are saturating the shows and is a must have trend for the season. From rich ochre ground prints to the plethora of true animal skins, we feel as if we are stepping straight into the African savannah with this combination of pattern.

All images from Vogue.com

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