abstract printing

Trend ALERT! As NYFW continues to press on (Micheal Kors showing today <3), I had to point out one reoccurring  trend that caught my eye within New York collections so far (we’ll see what happens in London, Milan, + Paris). This trend of abstract prints, for me, was first made apparent by powerhouse Alexander McQueen in his brilliant S/S2009 collection, featuring an array of original complex prints which looked digitally created then fused into the garments. Soon enough, the Fall/Winter 2009 season rolled around which brought Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga and Erdem Moralioglu for Erdem to produce their own prints taken from various inspirations (sixties scarves @ Balen). Which brings us to the now… S/S2010.

McQueen S/S09 - Balenciaga F/W09 - Erdem F/W09

McQueen S/S09 - Balenciaga F/W09 - Erdem F/W09

Clearly, S/S any year is the perfect time to take fashionable risks with colour and length. This season, whether its looser shift dresses, frilly frocks, or body-hugging micro minis, these abstract prints are making their way into every collection.   My favourites to-date  come from Jason Wu and Thakoon. (Click photo below to enlarge)

ALL S/S2010 from NYFW - (left to right) JWu, Thakoon, Rodarte, Ruffian, ZPosen, & Brian Reyes

ALL S/S2010 from NYFW - (left to right) JWu, Thakoon, Rodarte, Ruffian, ZPosen, & Brian Reyes

photos: style.com

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2 responses to “abstract printing

  1. You have good eyes!
    I wasn’t sure about this abstract print when I first saw it in Alexander McQueen collection but now I love it!

  2. The moment I saw Reyes dress in person [I was backstage/the pit] I could see the McQueen knock off. As much as I love what Alex did, the knock offs look ridic. Only the lady [Maryna something] who did the perfume bottle shapes last season figured out a way to make it her own and not a McQueen knock off wannabe.

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