Today's post [ TREND + PRINT REPORT ], is from FV print and fashion contributor AARYN WEST of Aaryn West Studio based in Los Angeles, California. It's so great to see her back on her blog with her print and pattern trend reports.  Below are her most recent print trend call outs from the Resort '15 collections.  

Aaryn West Studio is a design studio specializing in bespoke prints and patterns for application on nearly any surface in the fashion, interior, and gift design industries.  Go here, to check out her website


Pull out those paint brushes and prepare to get messy for the next trend featured in our review of Resort 2015 prints. Distressed textures are all the rave, and these ones are of the colorful variety. If this concept is too abstract for your normal customer, use it more sparingly as a texture in a stripe or geometric design.
Nonoo, Vionnet, Roksanda Ilincic all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

We are such big fans of this bold, colorful trend that has been going strong for well over a year. Traditionally, color blocking originates more from the side of fashion design and sewing construction rather than textiles, but there’s no reason you can’t incorporate this look into your print designs. It’s even a little like the collage / Matisse trend that’s been growing in popularity, although more simplified and dramatically enlarged. Be sure to check out the Resort collections from Missoni, Roland Mouret, and Prabal Gurung for additional examples on how to apply this look to your own designs.
Novis, Jonathan Simkhai, Roksanda Ilincic all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

When designing florals for your next Resort collection, consider the bold bloom as a good place to start. These high contrast, stylized florals keep things simple by using a larger scale and few repeating elements.
Rebecca Taylor, Chloé, Antonio Marras all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

Moving right along in our series of posts highlighting the most important Resort 2015 runway trends, we have abstract, painterly brush stroke prints. Keeping the color palette minimal or subdued will give designs a more sophisticated feel to an otherwise youthful and chaotic trend.
Piazza Sempione, Barbara Bui, Prabal Gurung all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

 As both animal skins and novelty prints have been growing in popularity over the last few seasons, it makes perfect sense that butterflies would reemerge as a Resort print trend. Whether presented as small and cute, or enlarged and abstracted, the intricate and colorful patterns found inside of their wings can be stylized to work within a wide range of markets.

Valentino, Matthew Williamson, Temperley London all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West