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KEY PRINTS AND PATTERNS FROM THE SPRING 2016 CATWALKS
Two aesthetics combine into one directional trend, as organic-inspired prints look newly sophisticated with artistic undertones.
- Patterns reference materials found in the natural world
- Bold silhouettes create leafy plant life shapes
- Abstract brush strokes resemble earthy mineral surfaces
THE WATERCOLOR MASTERS
Influenced by the work of master painters, watercolor prints bring a mood of romantic expressiveness to womenswear.
- Blurry pastel-colored blooms are key
- Both all-over patterns and oversized placements can be used
- Pure white bases look fresh, highlighting the clothing as canvas effect
- Placements are cut off mid-phrase or interrupted by placements
- Hand-written typography goes abstract with doodled repeats
- Alternatively, scribbled motifs are used in place of actual words