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.
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)