Tuesday, August 29, 2017

4 More Print Trends for Fall

Graphic Prep

Graphic prep is all about the clean, sharp cut of color, while enhancing body shape through color blocking. In this trend we find an order of lines and geometrical shapes, often derived from tribal shapes that celebrate primary colors. Designers indulging in the harmony of colorful line balance include Delpozo, DVF and Armani.

Modern Simplicity

Black, white, neutrals and a minimalistic layout of these colors is what best describes this trend. Simple lines, squares, rectangles and  semi organic shapes, often mimicking brush strokes and gradient transitions are explored in a variety of ways. Issey Miyake, Rochas and Stella Mcartney, are all playing with lines, neutrals, grey color transitions, and are creating movement through line weight difference.

Winter Prairie

Winter Prairie brings the traditional floral prints in the season, by giving them a watercolor look, soft borders and subtle colors. Sweet pastels embrace wine and blush tones, creating pleasant floral prints. Folky florals on dark background reminisce the soil. This trend tends to stick to a very elegant and feminine feeling as seen in the Fall collections of Rebecca Taylor, Valentino and Coach.

Jungle Clash

Taking typical animal prints to a different level, Jungle Clash distorts, mixes and fits animal print in geometrical shapes. Tree bark prints, camouflage, snake skin, zebra lines and leopard skin are distorted, or combined with one another. 
Roberto Cavalli, Max Mara, J Mendel, Michael Kors, Balmain, are experimenting with animal and camo prints in their latest collections. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

3 Trends Not to Miss This Fall

Hyper Floral

For this trend, floral motifs return in bright and neon colors. Usage of brush stroke effects creates the illusion of hand painted fabric. It is a chaotic, yet balanced mix of animated floral, watercolor and blurred bright lights. Expressive florals can be seen in collections of Gucci, MGSM, Altuzarra, Prabal and more.

Pattern Clash
This season, patterns are explored in a playful manner. Layering Patterns, experimenting with different motifs combinations, with some patterns transitioning from geometrical to organic florals. A confusion of color and shape, with expressive and dynamic colors. Dries Van Noten, Off White, Giambattista Valli, are crushing and mixing patterns, changing colors and creating transitions through shape.

Eastern Influence
The trend takes inspiration from Arabesque decor elements, traditional oriental motifs and all the colorful intricate design elements. Burgundy, reds, oranges and blues are all beautifully laid out in a specific pattern to reveal a bigger picture. Designers like Rosie Assoulin, Erdem and Etro are incorporating tapestry elements, arabesques with a modern twist.