Today's post [ TREND + PRINT REPORT ], is from FV print and fashion contributor AARYN WEST of Aaryn West Studio based in Los Angeles, California. Go here, to check out their website. 

Below are their some of her Fall 2015 Runway Trend inspirations: Black and White Optics, Forest Fauna, with their print backgrounds.


Here’s a trend that is guaranteed to put you in a groovy mood. Graphic, eye-popping prints in stark shades of black and white evoke a complex mixture of playful and serious, and can often be a challenge to create; the trick is to find the perfect combination of scale and level of detail. Such dazzling optical prints were spotted in various Fall 2015 collections, with examples coming from Trina Turk, Protagonist, and Custo Barcelona in addition to the designers credited below.
Emilio Pucci, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Christian Dior all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

     BOHO PUNK     

The Fall season often takes us on a journey deep into the forest. This year a focus on woodland fauna takes the spotlight, as seen with these romanticized, folky interpretations.

Honor, Nicole Miller, Markus Lupfer all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

     FOREST FAUNA     

With each Fall season we inevitably see a resurgence of plaid parading down the catwalk, often within the clean and crisp domain of menswear. This season we are seeing a more feminine, perhaps even free spirited, approach to plaid. Plaids are being juxtaposed against whimsical paisleys, sweetly naive florals, and in the case of Stella Jean’s brilliant collection, ornately detailed folkloric illustrations of animals. Think about inserting a does of grunge into your next bohemian collection, by way of the simple punky plaid.

Red Valentino, Stella Jean, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West