A/W 16/17 Catwalks: Print Trend Round-Up

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L-R: Burberry A/W 16/17, Gucci A/W 16/17

Following on from the A/W 16/17 catwalks, here is our pick of the most directional emerging print trends of the season:

  • Winter Florals

Plush fabrications / Dark grounds / Bloomsbury inspired / Devoré / Rich tones / Large scale blooms

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L-R: Erdem A/W 16/17, MSGM A/W 16/17, Rodarte A/W 16/17, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi A/W 16/17

  • Paisley

Eastern influences / Jewel tones / Jacquard / Mixed scale / Graphic monochrome / Maximalist

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L-R: Yigal Azrouel A/W 16/17, Paul Smith A/W 16/17, Roksanda A/W 16/17, Altuzarra A/W 16/17

  • Patchwork

Pattern clash / Mixed florals / Geometric shapes / Animal skins / Collaged effect / Intense colour

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L-R: Balenciaga A/W 16/17 Burberry A/W 16/17, Desigual A/W 16/17, Givenchy A/W 16/17

  • Graphic Statements

Bold text / Sportswear influence / Brand logos / Athleisure / Confident slogans / Monochrome

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L-R: MSGM A/W 16/17, Alexander Wang A/W 16/17, Louis Vuitton A/W 16/17, Vetements A/W 16/17

  • Fine Art

Artist inspired / Painterly textures / Renaissance / Digital collage / Fine art references / Portraiture

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L-R: Prada A/W 16/17, Peter Pilotto A/W 16/17, Gucci A/W 16/17, Undercover A/W 16/17

  • Checks

Menswear suiting / Contemporary twist / Neutral tones / Unexpected brights / Heritage / Tweed

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Dries Van Noten A/W 16/17, Isabel Marant A/W 16/17, Miu Miu A/W 16/17, Derek Lam A/W 16/17

  • Wild Animal

Classic Leopard / Python / Tiger / Zebra / High-shine / Exotic / Clashing brights / Key for accessories

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L-R: BCBG Max Azria A/W 16/17, Dried Van Noten A/W 16/17, Givenchy A/W 16/17, No. 21 A/W 16/17

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L-R: Kenzo A/W 16/17, Giamba A/W 16/17, Akris A/W 16/17, Isabel Marant A/W 16/17

USP: The importance of print and pattern continues into the new season, with maximal pattern clashing and luxe fabrications being an over-arching trend.