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.

60s Geo

Upholstery prints – Mod geometric looks – Wallpaper inspired prints – Bold geometric repeats – Stripe and pattern mixes – 60s inspired graphic repeats

Prada, Louis Vuitton, Carven, Miu-Miu, Anna Sui, Marc-Jacobs, Fernanda, Carven.  Photos Via Fashionising.com

Black and White

Monochrome statements – Optic contrast – Mixed scale – Pattern clashes – Scarf and border detail use – Graphic visual expression – Faded greys – Contrasting stripes

Jonathan Saunders, Angelo Marani, Fendi, Marni, John Richmond, Louise Gray, Marni, Lamb, Talbot Runhof. Photos Via Fashionising.com

Stripes, Checks & Houndstooth

Ombre striped effects – Houndstooth abstraction – Diagonal and horizontal mixes – Overprint effects – Pattern clashes – Digital dissection – Stripe and check integration

Nicole Miller, Antonio & Alison, Basso and Brooke, Ferna Yamamoto, Junko Shimada, Tommy Hilfieger, Tory Burch, Akris, Anna Sui. Photos Via Fashionising.com

Dark Blooms

Dark ground use – Spatial repeat prints – Stark contrasts – Tropical midnight scenes – Romantic floral blooms – Purples, lilacs and dark mint colour hues

 Elisa Palomino, Gucci, Emporio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino,  Gucci, Dolce and Gabbana, Comme Des Garcon, Suno. Photos via Vogue.com &  Fashionising.com

Tapestry Canvas

Traditional tapestry patterns and textures – Decorative floral motifs – Crafted stitch looks – Woven structured prints – Striped and pattern effects – Folk art inspired

Carven, Valentino, Vivienne Tam, Nicole Miller, Dolce and Gabbana, Antonio Maras, Christian Cota, Vivienne Tam, Clements Ribeiro. Photo via Fashionising.com

Check out Patternbank’s Catwalk print trend report part 2 – here.

 

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