With the beginning of every new season marks the introduction of that seasons new trends and progressions. For this Spring/Summer, the main rule is that there are none. As Vogue UK said in their recent March issue, it’s time to “wear your personality with pride – this season, fashion is here to help you shine”. Now, when I say to throw the rule book out the window, I mean it because the primary lesson to be taken from the catwalks is that prints are IN and the more of them you wear and the crazier they are – the better. It’s the season to be bold, to show your individuality, to express yourself and most of all, to have fun!
The four fashion capital’s runways of the world all exhibited an eclectic mix of exciting and daring prints. From brands like Moschino whose creative director, Jeremy Scott, is renowned for always bringing a bold, cinematic and almost outrageous showcase to Chanel who is famous for its more refined and classical looks – there was one common thread throughout the Spring Summer fashion month and that was prints by the plentiful. Designers blended contrasting prints, colours, textures and even eras. The Italian masters behind Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana are always two of my highly anticipated shows because they are always guaranteed to bring the drama. Their craftsmenship is second to none and you can always expect intricate detailing and sheer opulence, with this season being no different. Again they brought dramatic prints but with their own softer and delicate touches of lace and silk. The outright winner for me though had to be Dries Van Noten. His show was a complete riot of oppositions. He himself said that this season was “all about the flamboyant woman”. It was artistic, dazzling and altogether beautiful.
Now I know what you’re thinking, how does this translate to real life? How can you make this somewhat overwhelming trend achievable and wearable? Fear not, I’ve gone and done it for you!
My advise? Don’t overthink it, be brave and go with your instinct. Show your personality! I’ve taken pieces that, if they weren’t patterned and printed would be considered very wearable items – you can find a pair of jeans and a sweater in almost all women’s wardrobes. The only difference here is the prints so just have fun with it. I like to keep the main colours plain, so here there is denim and grey and then add splashes of fun and colour with your prints.
So what do you think? Will you be sporting clashing prints this season? I’d love to hear your thoughts!