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.


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.



“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.



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.



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.



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


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


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


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.



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.



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.



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.



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



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.



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.



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



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.

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Printed Swimwear SS19

Print continues to be big in swimwear and appears to be trickling down from the catwalks for more next year. Some of the key designers were Fendi, Versace and Michael Kors showing many one piece items ideal for a bold print statement.


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Here is a look at some of our favourite printed swimwear across designer and high street retail:

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Dorothy Perkins

Inspired by the Michael Kors SS18 Swim prints, this design is simple but very on trend for the season

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& Other Stories

Who can resist this beautiful vibrant print in & Other stories at the moment? This vivid ground with popping flowers can be seen in all manner of clothing in their collection.

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Zimmerman have beautifully combined different prints here to create a great boho piece

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Zimmerman have beautifully combined different prints here to create a great bohopiece

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Stripes and colour blocking continue to be a dominate print trend and it can be seen across swimwear in cut-about stripes such as this lovely bold Zara swimsuit

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Animal print is going to be all over the stores this year. A swimwear animal print can be colourfuland fun like this great bikini from H&M

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Lisa Marie Fernandez

SS18 has already been B&W polka dot heavy season and they are now naturally in swimwear.

At Sublitex we are beginning to look for Resort 2019 and are always conscious of the trends pervading swimwear.







The Printed Shoe

Set to be a big trend for SS18, the printed shoe is gracing our stores from high street to high end. We take a look here at both ends of the spectrum and the varying prints that can be found strutting down the pavements this summer.


Designer shoe brand Aquazzurahave collaborated for the second time with interior company De Gournayto create a range of beautiful range of printed shoes. The pieces all feature the new ‘Amazonia’ design full of vibrant floralsand enchanting creatures which is typical of De Gournay’sdetailed work.



DeGornayare a design company who offer wallpapers, fabrics and porcelain, all drowned in intricate, carefully designed prints. “Each artist leaves a part of his soul in their creation and it is this ‘spirit resonance’ that distinguishes our work from machine made replicas”

The collection mirrors a tropical Amazonian scene through the styling of the shoes. The capsule collection also offers mini styles for children focusing on the animals within the prints.


This video captures the whimsical beauty of this range:


Here is a look at who else is following the trend of printed shoes on the high street and high end:

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London Fashion Week Fall 2018


Richard Quinn Fall 18 backstage, The Impression

London Fashion Week was truly one to remember for Fall 18. A city renowned for its design flare and new talent in the fashion, even Queen Elizabeth thought it was worth being a part of and made her first appearance at LFW. Her Majesty awarded print focused fashion designer Richard Quinn with The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.

Her Majesty taking in all the great print at the Richard Quinn show,

Alongside all of the LFW front page news, print is continuing to take center stage on the catwalks and varying in all kind of ways. With previous seasons being dominated by florals, AW18 collections are seeing many other print trends emerging.

Here is a look at some of the newness that we spotted coming off the catwalk:

Print Mix

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Left to right – Peter Pilotto, Natasha Zinko, Richard Quinn, Simone Rocha

Splicing, garment reconstruction and merging patterns, all kinds of prints are found on any one garment on the runway. We especially love the combination of florals with checks as this feels really new and different.


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Left to right – Ports 1961, Halpern, Preen, Emilia Wickstead

One of the biggest print trends of the season, Animal, can be found in a safari of different skins; snake, cow, leopard, tiger to name just a few.


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Left to right – Richard Quinn, Temperley London, Mother of Pearl, Delpozo

Spots are all everywhere and the newest way to wear spots seems to be the varied combination of scales and plays on negative and positive juxtapositioning.

Bright Florals

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Left to right – Richard Quinn, Osman, Alice Archer, Osman

Despite this being an Autumn/Winter catwalk, florals continue from the summer to be bright and fun. It is going to be important for print to still be vibrant in the winter months allowing fashion to be optimistic all year around.


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Left to right – Emilia Wickstead, Fashion East, Rejina Pyo, Marta Jakubowski

With checks being the main print focus of the Versace show in Milan, London was also drenched in checks. Pink and red colourways seem to be prominen. We love the combination of different colours of the same checks in one outfit by Marta Jakubowski.


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Left to right – JW Anderson, JW Anderson, Emilia Wickstead, Temperley London

Stripes continue to dominate the catwalks in all forms from cut about, diagonal, variegated and in many different colour combinations. JW Anderson show the amazing contrast between bold varsity style stripes against place, variegated bright stripes.

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The Name Drop


Versace, Pre Fall 18,

Luxury fashion brands are reviving a trend that encapsulated the 90’s, branding, or as we like to call it, ‘The Name Drop’. Looking forward to AW18, brands such as Valentino, Fendi and Versace are all playing into this look and this is expected to be a big trend from a print perspective. We see logos wrapped around necklines, hems and in studding in accessories. Versace have created an all over print with their micro sized logo and it is worn from head to toe, really emphasizing the significance of this trend re surfacing.

Here we take a look at some of the key brands who have played into this 90’s inspired trend:

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Fendi, Pre Fall 18,

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Versace, Pre Fall 18,

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Altuzarra, Pre Fall 18,

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Emilio Pucci, Pre Fall 18,

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Monse, Pre Fall 18,

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Missoni, Pre Fall 18,