From pleats to fringe to standout shine, our Spring Trend Series keeps you fashionably informed for the season to come. Today, charming prints step into the spotlight. Read on for the scoop and click here for more S/S 2014 Trending!
The field of textile printing has seen a revolution in recent years. From a boom in digital pattern play to photo realistic imagery and globally inspired graphics, the possibilities are now almost limitless for designers. And with so many eye-catching prints to choose from, this season is the perfect time to indulge our inner mix masters.
For Spring 2014, designers largely focused in on the strongest and most commercially viable print stories to inspire looks across the board. Luxe patterns, easy to wear independently or paired with additional prints, were the main design-shaping tool. The mood translated was bright and energizing. Paisley, floral, and tropical motifs abound, as well as abstract exotic prints dubbed the “Spice Trail” by trend experts. These prints express a diverse view on Asian and Indian cultures.
Innovative and unexpected, these new patterns turn playful when mixed and mis-matched. To achieve the look, keep clothing in the same color tones when layering two or more prints together. Whether worn alone, or paired for maximum impact, we present the following print inspiration below. Capping our report are two buy-it-now finds in charming prints.
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Additional Research by Natalie Starnes. All images via individual designers and retailers.