From the clean, modern twists on suiting we highlighted last week, to the intricate and dramatic prints featured today, Fall 2012 runways rocked split Jekyll and Hyde personalities in head-to-toe dressing.
If the former is for traditionalists, the latter calls to daring, risk-taking dressers. But could there be a crossover effect? As the following picks illustrate, patterns can be polished and put-together, too.
So, will you play it safe with solids or step up to the plate in prints? The call is yours, though Pucci, Prada, and pals may very well sway your vote.
Intricate pattern is balanced with a soft color palette at Prada.
From a house famed for its prints, Pucci.
Speaking of the ‘70s, Prabal Gurung takes the look slightly psychedelic.
And finally, Rag & Bone’s black and white print combinations could be the best of both worlds.
(Photo credits, from top: 1-3. Monica Feudi / Feudiguaineri.com, 4. Marcus Tondo / GoRunway.com, 5. Gianni Pucci / GoRunway.com)