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Women's Print Trends S/S 2015 Art Attack!

Courtesy of Trendstop

The arrival of the Spring/Summer 2015 season triggers a creative transformation in fashion, as bold, colorful prints feel inspired, say the trend analysts at Trendstop. Strong Brush Strokes lend a vibrant energy to statement designs, while Art Movement Mix fuses references from iconic styles across time. The report takes a first look at two key print and pattern trends for the women’s apparel and accessories markets.

Brush Strokes

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image courtesy Trendstop: Celine, Viktor & Rolf, both Spring/Summer 2014, Conor Backman, Acne Studios Spring/Summer 2014.

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Taken directly from the artist’s studio, bold brush strokes, paint splatters and ink spills appear in either placement or all-over applications. Loose-fit Celine dresses create the look of walking works of art, as Viktor & Rolf adopt a more urban vibe with spray paint scrawls and Acne jackets come saturated in watercolor splotches.

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image courtesy Trendstop: Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, both Spring/Summer 2014, Sarah Anne Wards Dessert Artwork Series, Claire Barrow Spring/Summer 2014.

ACCESSORIES

Over in accessories and footwear, white grounds provide a canvas-like base to set off colorful designs. Chanel’s iconic quilted bag resembles a paint palette, while Vivienne Westwood hi-tops express a favela street art flavor. Claire Barrow works with a DIY feel, as seen in a surreal illustrated face that peeks out from a blue paint panel.

Art Movement Mix

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image courtesy Trendstop: Gucci, Maison Martin Margiela, both Spring/Summer 2014, Kasmir Malevich, N21 Spring/Summer 2014.

APPAREL

This inspired multi-application trend fuses aesthetic elements from key art movements like Cubism, Art Noveau and Art Deco, as seen in print, embroidery and applique. Metallic-defined lines express a ’20s feel on Gucci shirts, while colored sleeve panels glitter on sequined Maison Martin Margiela designs. Swirling pattern placements stand out on black at N21.

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image courtesy Trendstop: Fendi, Paul Smith, both Spring/Summer 2014, Jessica Cole, Andrew GN Spring/Summer 2014.

ACCESSORIES

Similar artistic shapes and patterns are combined in Spring/Summer 2015 accessories and footwear. Fendi bags incorporate tonal linear panels, as multicolored geos on white make Paul Smith shoes resemble chic canvases. Andrew GN totes fuse a variety of graphics for a stark statement in monochrome.

Purchase the Full Report

Source: Trendstop The Print & Embellishment Book Spring/Summer 2015 – purchase the full report at Trendstop.com Download the free Trendstop TrendTracker smartphone app or sign up to our new free TrendStream feature for more daily trends.

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Trendstop.com is one of the world’s leading trend forecasting agencies for fashion and creative professionals, renowned for its insightful trend analysis and forecasts. Clients include Forever21, Ralph Lauren, H&M, Hugo Boss, and L’Oreal.

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