It seems we are entering the golden age of prints, a direction we saw coming in our FW19 Trend Tale Faux Couture. Not only are runways awash in spectacular prints and patterns, but designers are loading them on, one atop another. There are wonderful painterly brushstrokes, scarf prints, checkerboards, Warhol-meets-Rauschenberg layered silkscreens, and knitted intarsias that mimic hand-painted daubs. Giant blossoms share space with jumbo arabesques. Stripes and plaids are part of the mix too. The large-scale motifs work well for all the ankle-skimming silhouettes and boxy pajama shapes that define the season; collages of smaller designs are used for more body-con draped styles. Mismatched earrings, patterned bralettes and printed bags add to the freeform feel.

 

Christian Wijnants Spring Summer 2019
Dries Van Noten Spring Summer 2019
Valentino Spring Summer 2019
Altuzarra Paris Spring Summer 2019
Paul & Joe Spring Summer 2019
Versace Spring Summer 2019