Patternbank breaks down the key print trends seen on the recent A/W 2012 catwalks. Covering all the shows from New York, London, Milan and Paris, we bring you the key looks that are sure to influence the season. These reports aim to give you a concise overview of the most influential print trends emerging from the recent catwalk season. This is the first instalment featuring five key print trend stories spotted, Part 2 will follow shortly.
Upholstery prints – Mod geometric looks – Wallpaper inspired prints – Bold geometric repeats – Stripe and pattern mixes – 60s inspired graphic repeats
Black and White
Monochrome statements – Optic contrast – Mixed scale – Pattern clashes – Scarf and border detail use – Graphic visual expression – Faded greys – Contrasting stripes
Stripes, Checks & Houndstooth
Ombre striped effects – Houndstooth abstraction – Diagonal and horizontal mixes – Overprint effects – Pattern clashes – Digital dissection – Stripe and check integration
Dark ground use – Spatial repeat prints – Stark contrasts – Tropical midnight scenes – Romantic floral blooms – Purples, lilacs and dark mint colour hues
Traditional tapestry patterns and textures – Decorative floral motifs – Crafted stitch looks – Woven structured prints – Striped and pattern effects – Folk art inspired
Check out Patternbank’s Catwalk print trend report part 2 – here.