prints fashion week
In the fashion world, Spring offers the perfect opportunity to bite the bullet, be brave with your colour choices, and inspire the weather to follow your lead. This Spring is certainly no different: the floral print trend dominated 90 percent of the Spring/Summer 2012 runways. Numerous designers – including Diane Von Furstenberg and Mary Katrantzou – have been flooding the catwalks with various eye popping prints, from pretty paisley and checks to the more abstract and unique.

mcqueen prints

Alexander McQueen dress from matchesfashion.com
For the classic Spring look, a safe bet can always be placed on a floral print. That being said, it doesn’t have to be all daisies and pastels. By choosing something a little different, like the McQueen (above), you can add a little unexpected sophistication to your ensemble. If you decide to opt for something a little more abstract and playful, like the Mary Katrantzou dresses (below), you have a very haute way to add drama (and a Tyra-approved level of fierceness) to any occasion.

Mary Katrantzou Prints

Collection of Mary Katrantzou dresses from matchesfashion.com
With the sun almost shining, it is the perfect time to introduce a little something special beyond your fifty shades of grey. The perfect way to wear this trend is to not be afraid and wear it head to toe. Get feminine, get whimsical, and mix and match your prints to make a bold statement!

motel rocks
Stepping into the Motel Rocks showroom felt a little bit like the movie Clueless. And a Christmas party.

Both the brand and the women who work at the brand come in a fantastic package: they’re playful, flirty, and trend-aware. With price points that we can all afford, their Autumn/Winter collection has a lot of glitter, and a lot of print. Designed in-house, two standout prints were a Tetris-looking floral print and a smokey paint-splattered print. I think one of the best things about Motel Rocks is that if you like a print but feel that the garment itself isn’t your style, all of their prints come in a range of styles: jeans, crop tops, dresses, hot pants, jackets, and more.

On top of that, Motel is expanding into very exciting shoe territory later this year…but my lips are sealed for now!
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versace hm

Versace for H&M


This week, the Versace x H&M lookbook was finally released. Thankfully, it did not disappoint in any way! The 50-piece collection features dresses, skirts, leggings, scarves, handbags, shoes, belts, menswear, jewelry, and even homeware. Impressively, many of the prints, products and palettes seem to have been drawn almost straight from the archives. Value for money, in my eyes!

That said, it isn’t going to translate as ‘value‘ if we go out and buy everything at once (…note to self). Above, I have compiled some of my favourite pieces that I believe will work both alltogether and also add something special to many outfits when separated. Characteristic Versace: on the cheap (I can’t wait)!

Nina Ricci SS12
Though Peter Copping got a real upper hand on the lingerie trend when he presented his designs for Nina Ricci Resort, he carried his beautifully seductive pieces through to the brand new Spring/Summer 2012 collection, ”Zina“.

While it was named after the artist who designed prints for Nina Ricci in the 1930‘s, Zina de Plagny, the artist’s collaborative new century florals were above and beyond.

That said, it was not only the florals that had my heart racing. Dressed up sheaths, delicate underpinnings, and even a coat which was enveloped between two layers of grey chiffon, quilted with silver thread. He cohesively designed a collection that appeals to both a daywear and couture customer. I die. View Post

D&G SS12
As previously mentioned, D&G‘s Spring/Summer 2012 collection was the final collection for the brand. Moment of silence

…over. Time to get happy and excited about Domenico and Stefano’s designs integrating into Dolce & Gabbana! As a goodbye kiss, the designers pulled scarf prints from their own back catalog and combined them with crests, medallions, polka dots, flowers, butterflies and more. Like a lot of my favourite collections this season, the entire show was frosted in prints.

Whether the look was glamorous, eclectic, or a mix of the two, I am positive that every single one of these pieces are going to be collector’s items. Save me some minaudières, satin print wedges and gold gladiator flats, y’all. View Post