Key Womenswear Print and Pattern Trends F/W 2016-17
Courtesy of Trendstop
As the fashion industry gets ready for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2016-17 womenswear runway shows, WeConnectFashion readers can discover an inspiring selection of the key print and pattern trends predicted to influence collections this season by the trend experts at Trendstop. Over the next few weeks, we will be able to see how these trends manifest on the catwalk in the fashion capitals of New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Tactile Surfaces + Patterning
In these sneak peek trends, Trendstop reveals how a textural focus has been predicted for Fall 2016, as a new dimension is introduced to patterning with a play on material effects and tactile surfaces.
The Interior Femme Floral
One of fall’s key Contemporary Prints, feminine aesthetics are created with a nod to interior design, characterized by elegant florals.
- Reminiscent of tactile upholstery or wallpapered surfaces.
- Vintage William Morris-style blooms flourish on apparel.
- Color pop motifs and mishmash patterns add newness.
Mottled Urban Textures
Another Contemporary print, this trend direction is influenced by materials found in the heart of the city.
- Fall/Winter fashion is updated with mottled surface effects.
- Abstract patterning resembles concrete, tarmac or metal textures.
- Tactile fabrics are set off by subdued monochrome tones.
The Winter Multi-Stripe
Over in the Checks & Stripes sector, a striking print story emerges with a focus on multi-stripe patterning.
- Assorted stripe widths add interest to surfaces.
- Color mixes and layered effects create standout looks.
- Thick, cozy woolens and knits set off striped surfaces for a wintry feel.
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Trendstop.com, is the world’s leading trend forecasting agency for forward fashion forward trend information that is validated through early consumers to give you confidence in your trend decision making. Clients include Forever21, PVH, Ralph Lauren, H&M, Hugo Boss and L’Oreal.