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Key Print & Pattern Trends for Fall/Winter 2016-17 Womenswear

Key Print & Pattern Trends for Fall/Winter 2016-17 Womenswear

As the fashion industry prepares for the start of the Fall/Winter 2016-17 womenswear runway shows in February, discover an inspiring selection of the key print and pattern trends predicted to influence collections this season. Covering everything from Contemporary and Young Fashion to Checks & Stripes and Knit Patterns, last year the Trendstop print experts deployed their forward-looking analysis to forecast the most directional and commercially relevant print directions set to emerge in F/W16-17 – and over the next few weeks, we will be able to see how these trends manifest on the catwalk in the fashion capitals of New York, London, Milan and Paris. This week, see how a textural focus has been predicted for Fall 2016, as designers introduce a new dimension to patterning with a play on material effects and tactile surfaces.


The Interior Femme Floral

Trendstop - The Interior Femme Floral

Images courtesy of Trendstop.com: Gucci, Marni, Marc by Marc Jacobs, all Fall/Winter 2015-16.

A key Contemporary Print for fall, we see feminine aesthetics created with a nod to interior design, characterised by elegant and feminine florals. Inspired by tactile upholstery or wallpapered surfaces, vintage William Morris-style blooms flourish on apparel, updated with colour pop motifs or mishmash patterns.


Mottled Urban Textures

Trendstop - Mottled Urban Textures

Images courtesy of Trendstop.com: Proenza Schouler, Vionnet, Jonathan Simkhai, all Fall/Winter 2015-16.

Another Contemporary print, this trend direction is influenced by textures found in the heart of the city, updating Fall/Winter womenswear with mottled surface effects. Abstract patterning is reminiscent of urban materials like concrete, tarmac and metal, as tactile fabrics are set off by subdued monochrome tones.


The Winter Multi-Stripe

Trendstop - The Winter Multi-Stripe

Images courtesy of Trendstop.com: Thakoon, Issey Miyake, Dries Van Noten, all Fall/Winter 2015-16. 

Over in Checks & Stripes, a striking print story emerges with a focus on multi-stripe patterning. Assorted stripe widths add interest to surfaces, as mixes of colours enhance standout designs. Layered prints can also be used for a modern twist. To highlight the wintry mood, thick, cosy woollens and knits set off striped surfaces.

F/W 2015-16 Catwalk Print Forecast Report


Trendstop’s catwalk experts compile directional trend reports every season, bringing you the key commercially relevant trends to kick-start your collection. This season we would like to offer you a free copy of our complete Fall/Winter 2015-16 Catwalk Print Forecast report.

This inspirational report covers the commercially most relevant collections from all major cities. We focus on the newest catwalk developments in our reports so this free overview is packed with the most exciting trends to look forward to in your F/W sourcing and planning as well as give you a preview of our in-depth catwalk analysis & content.

Enjoy and be inspired for the new season!



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