Dramatic florals and animal print may have been the patterns of choice last year but for 2019 it’s time to indulge you inner artist and get creative.
From zesty tie-dye, to crafty patchwork, classic tapestry and brash baroque, prints have gone to the next level. Wear the one design head-to-toe or copy the fashion forward and clash your prints and patterns.
Over on the catwalks it wasn’t so much a case of mix and match as it was absolutely anything goes. Kenzo clashed polka dots with tablecloth-esque designs; Versace mixed dark florals with Crayola coloured stripes and Michael Kors opted for retro art-school energy with a splash of animal print thrown in for good measure.
On the High Street, Zara never disappoints, while prince of pattern Richard Quinn’s collection for Debenhams fuses the best of his catwalk creations with a purse friendly price tag, with experimental florals on an 80’s colour palette juxtaposed with spots and stripes. Most surprising maybe is the enthusiasm with which the supermarket brands have embraced this trend with the big three – Tu at Sainsbury’s, George at Asda and F+F at Tesco – all going potty for print.
While wall flowers may recoil at some of the more shouty ensembles it is possible to par this trend down and make it more wearable. An animal print belt or footwear offsets a floral dress with ease or tuck a polka dot blouse into striped trousers or skirt for a harmonious clash.
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