Thursday, 17 February 2011

In Print

Prints are hardly a new phenomenon fashion-wise but this season there are many to choose from and have fun with.

First up, and my personal favourite is stripes. Given a colourful reinvention this season by Prada, it's time to stash away your Breton stripes in favour of bright, thick blocks of colour for a sporty, confident look. Miuccia Prada mixed up her stripes with strong florals on t-shirt dresses and skirts and primary colours and other bold shades are key for this look, no pastels allowed. Also seen at Proenza Schouler as part of the neon trend.


Proenza Schouler

Another style of print I am enjoying this season is a print best named Whimsical. Designers including Mary Katrantzou, Carolina Herrera and Christian Dior went for a fun style of print using birds, butterflies, room interiors, and tropical motifs. The bright colours and flirty shapes have seduced the fashion pack and have translated well onto the high street, producing a wide variety of prints in the whimsical style for your to take a fancy to.

Mary Katrantzou

Christian Dior

Last up, the freshest and brightest style of prints this season: Novelty. Novelty prints were used by a number of big names including Moschino Cheap and Chic, Miu Miu, House of Holland, Giles and Stella McCartney. I loved the bold Hollywood-style stars at Miu Miu, appearing on silk dresses and bags and THE print of the season - fruits at Stella McCartney and Moschino Cheap and Chic.

Miu Miu

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Now here's the fun part - your (mainly) high street printed buys. Get shopping!

Dress, ASOS, £45

Skirt, Topshop, £32

Bag, H&M, £29.99

Socks, Urban Outfitters, £6

Dress, Fearne Cotton at Very, £59.99

Top, Dorothy Perkins, £20

Dress, Traffic People, £62

Blouse, Monsoon Fusion, £35

Top, Stella McCartney at Net-a-porter, £275

Dress, ASOS, £40


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