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Mens and Womens Print Direction F/W 2015-16

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Take a first glance into the F/W 15/16 top prints and patterns for women and men as forecasted by the editors at Fashion Snoops. The beauty of nature continues to be a main source of inspiration seen in Faux Texture for women and Arctic Chill for men. Classic Plaid prints are updated this season with clashing color combos for women, while fashion forward graphics like City Tour for men draw inspiration from maps to iconic architecture.

WOMENS DIRECTIONAL PRINTS & PATTERNS

FAUX TEXTURE

Top Prints and Patterns, Women's Market, F/W 2015-16, FAUX TEXTURE

The faux textures divide into two main groups- as we try to fake the textures of mother nature and of other materials and textures such as cable knit. Nature inspires, from growing bacteria to geology and natural crop circles, we see great depth here, as well as bark, fur, wood being faked in a digital design. It is one of the broadest and yet largest graphic expressions.

OPTICAL ILLUSIONS

Top Prints and Patterns, Women's Market, F/W 2015-16, OPTICAL ILLUSIONS

Optical illusion prints are once again catching our eye, literally. Worn head to toe the prints are typically tamer and monochrome, as opposed to the a-line mini dresses which are bold in color and design. Size altering chevrons add newness to this trend. By the time they reached Paris they grew in strength and diversity, ranging between “squint your eyes to be hyptoinized” designs to oversized swirls, flowing in random directions. Excitement comes when these illusions are on citrus limes and oranges and are sliced geometrics.

PLAIDS

Top Prints and Patterns, Women's Market, F/W 2015-16, PLAIDS

There’s always a plaid on offer, especially as the colder weather starts to creep back in. For Fall 14 the color palette includes various orange tones and a strong cobalt blue, muted, menswear monochromes and of course a huge influx of red tartan. Newness comes when the plaids are pieced together with clashing color combos, or lime green options on blazers, vests and oversized outerwear.

MENS PRINTS AND PATTERNS

ARCTIC CHILL

Top Prints and Patterns, Men's Market, F/W 2015-16, ARCTIC CHILL

Top Prints and Patterns, Men's Market, F/W 2015-16, ARCTIC CHILL inspiration

The elements inspire Arctic Chill, as we see photo real imagery alongside abstract digital creations, which add great texture and depth to outerwear and tailored pants. Blisteringly cold waters, cracking ice and snowy skies inspire the imagery as the color palette is equally frosty.

CITY TOUR

Top Prints and Patterns, Men's Market, F/W 2015-16, CITY TOUR

Top Prints and Patterns, Men's Market, F/W 2015-16, CITY TOUR inspiration

From city maps to sketches and screens of iconic architecture, the designers in London want to take us on a tour of their favorite cities, with London of course being of most importance. The fragility of the lines at Orlebar Brown appear somewhat playful whereas Burberry Prorsum’s map appears to be an essential for the lost tourist.

COLLISION

Top Prints and Patterns, Men's Market, F/W 2015-16, COLLISION

Top Prints and Patterns, Men's Market, F/W 2015-16, COLLISION inspiration

The collaged graphics have evolved for Fall, as images collide together in various formations. Delicate designs are created with illustrations sitting on top of digital imagery manipulated with motion blurs or pixilation, which sit as a central screen. Larger all over designs are also relevant, which show the designers freedom, with simple geometrics or strips of fabric, which are pieced together sporadically and freely on overcoats and woven sweatshirts.

Purchase The Full Report

The full versions of Fashion Snoops’ Fall/Winter 15/16 seasonal prints and patterns reports for women and men are available here. These concise product roadmaps will guide you through the most influential prints and patterns of the season.

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Each report includes an introductory overview and index of all trends. Each print us represented by an analysis and collage of runway images from the latest season. A gallery of additional runway photos is offered to support all top prints and patterns for Fall / Winter 2015-16.

In-depth coverage and analysis of women and men’s key seasonal prints and patterns for Fall/Winter 15/16 and prior seasons are available at the WCF Trend Shop. Reports on other trend areas like color, key items, details, materials, themes, etc. are also available on the site for women, men, kids and accessories.

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