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No Boundaries for Prints

When I saw Versace’s collection for H&M and Giambattista Valli’s creations for Macy’s, it felt like seeing two pieces of a big fashion puzzle that is being put together for 2012. So, as soon as I decided to write a post about this trend I knew it was going to be a very colourful one because I have some much examples to choose from.

Most of the designers have used as a main element for the next year’s collections the prints. Their clothing lines seem like a vivid colour palette filled with striking colour contrasts and surprising combinations.

Mary Katrantzou is one of the most representative designers for this trend. Her clothing items look more like canvases that tell a story. Not only is it about mixing colours, but images. It’s like a small part of the world has been taken down on the material. Yet, her 2012 Spring/Summer Collection contains more abstract prints which are hard to recognize but has that distinguish aspect of thoroughly detailed prints put together.

The floral trend is definitely one of the most important taking into consideration the fact that we are reffering to the spring & summer seasons. Spring is when the flowers blossom not only in nature but also on the clothes. Blugirl, Proenza Schouler, Oscar de la Renta, Matthew Williamson, Diane von Furstenberg, Christopher Kane are just some of the designers whose collections are filled with floral elements.

Apart from the floral print there is also the geometrical one or art deco graphics. It is all about playing with the lines and forms creating sharp angular prints. Burberry, Alexander Wang, Lacoste, Carolina Herrera have used it in their collections.

To sum up, 2012 seems to be a very colourful and joyful year at least in terms of fashion. Whether abstract, floral, geometrical or nature inspired, these prints will continue to fill up the wardrobes in the warm seasons.

pictures via: vogue.com