Fresh from the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris, the Trendstop catwalk team bring you the latest trends manifesting in ready-to-wear for the Fall/Winter 2016-17 season. The Trendstop trend experts follow every new collection to analyze the latest developments and most exciting innovations, distilling this research into our in-depth catwalk reports.
Print is one of the key components of Trendstop’s ready-to-wear catwalk analysis, dissecting every aspect of all-over patterns and graphic placements to pinpoint the exact stylization, motifs and colour usage which ensure successful products. This week, our blog readers can get a first look at three essential trend directions for print from the catwalks, as womenswear patterns evolve with an array of statement all-overs and graphic placements.
Eastern influences continue to come through strongly for Fall/Winter 2016-17, this time on show with a surreal aesthetic for a playful, youthful appeal. Large-scale graphic placements take the form of stylised tigers and fantastical reptiles, while elegant floral or cherry blossom patterning is subverted with stripe mixes or decon-recon surfaces.
Images left to right: Gucci, Temperley London, Paul and Joe.
Womenswear products become a canvas for creative expression, as linear lines create simple yet striking patterns. Abstract aesthetics inspire a look of continuous line drawing in stark monochrome colourways, while conversationals and repeats are stripped back with fine outlines.
Images left to right: Cividini, Roksanda, Derek Lam.
Inspired by Pucci
Inspired by Emilio Pucci’s iconic butterfly motif, womenswear take a contemporary graphic direction for fall. Butterflies are blown up with oversized proportions, creating elegant, curvilinear surfaces that offer a feminine take on blocking. Meanwhile, strong outlines, pop colours and mishmash patterning underline the modern mood.
Images left to right: Coach, Marni, Paul Smith.
Our blog readers can get a free copy of Trendstop’s FW15 Complete Print Forecast, containing the most essential directions for all-over prints and graphic placements for the upcoming season. Simply click here to receive your complimentary report.