Print Trends: New York Fashion Week S/S 2017

Print trends are coming out of fashion week faster than we can keep up with! As New York Fashion Week, the creme-de-la-creme of the sartorial world, comes to a close, we are left with a stunning glimpse of the trends that will be taking over our wardrobes next Spring/Summer.

Florals were in abundance, from Eastern European style folklore at Tory Burch, to ditsy and dainty daisies at Rebecca Taylor. All of these florals, together with artistic hippy prints and saucy stripes, proves one thing: retro is still in!

It’s undeniable that the runways have a huge effect on both our wardrobe and our home decor, and believe me when I say that there is a lot to get excited about!

To mark the end of New York Fashion Week, we show you the print trends you will be craving in your wardrobe and home decor in Spring/Summer 2017!

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The Print Trend: Folk Florals

We have seen the shift towards bohemian prints in both fashion and interior design over the last few seasons and Spring/Summer 2017 saw this trend explode into a literal plethora of folk-y florals. Out of all the print trends, folk florals are certainly the one to watch!

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Tory Burch (above) was a folk fairytale! Contrasting patterns of floral and paisley were weaved together in wanderlust-inducing wrap dresses. The more feminine side of folk-law was present on asymmetric dresses, that were embellished and printed to utter perfection.

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Alice & Olivia‘s designs came with a side of Elizabethan elegance, with the kind of high a-line shapes and embroidered florals we would expect to see on Anne Boleyn. Pair this with cute butterflies and scalloped lace and get ready to embrace your feminine side.


If Scotch & Soda isn’t the epitome of folk, we don’t know what is! Flow-y gypsy skirts were teamed with floral embroidered waistcoats and slipper shoes. Embroidered stars screams from out-of-this-world metallics that take us back to the 60s at one glance!

Get The Look: Home Decor

Arabian velvet table runner

Floral embroidered pillow cover

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Paisley designs floral scarf

The Print Trend: Mod Florals

Keeping in close call with fashions retro love affair, huge punchy florals came with an air of 60s radical!


Orla Keily packed a punch with explosions of oversized posies and multi-colored daisies that echo 70s wallpaper. Add flared shapes and wooden wedges and get ready for a psychedelic time!

Get The Look: Home Decor

Jacquard floral table runner

Tropical floral place mats

The Print Trend: Stripes

Due to the timeless nature of stripes, they make an appearance every season without fail. This season, they came in a plethora of clashed ways. Stripes headed in different directions were combined to sculpt the body and create movement. Different colors were combined in close proximity and spread across garments. It’s time for the new era of the stripe.


Whistles combined different colored stripes to create statement ‘super stripes’. Add fringing and interesting textures and here you have evidence that stripes are anything but boring!

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Alice & Olivia cleverly combined horizontal and vertical stripes to slim, or add volume to the body. The result? Interesting, feminine shapes. The striped hair scarves look like they were created for cruise season!


Zimmerman gave us the most girly stripes we’ve possibly ever seen! Combined with frills pinned diagonally across garments, the prints were used to create movement and dimension.

Get The Look: Home Decor

Sophisticated two tone placemat


Solid geometric pillow cover

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Striped print scarf

The Print Trend: Hippy Art

This is Warhol’s kind of fashion. Swirls of mod-esque color and paintbox patterns make hippy art a total prints trend to watch! If it looks like a psychedelic rainbow or wave, you’re on the right track!

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Red Valentino was all kinds of oceanic swirls and vibrant rainbows. Waves of color were clashed with sheer fabrics, leather and suede. How cute is that handbag? It’s like a mini ode to nature!

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Trina Turke was a spectrum of vibrancy! Multi-colored CD prints came with an air of late 80s funk, whilst rainbow halter necks combined the best of all decades in one crazy piece!

Get The Look: Home Decor

Exotic oriental table runner

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Geometric print scarf

The Print Trend: Ditsy Florals

Ditsy florals were accompanied by a beautiful romance of dainty ruffles, pleats and frills. This is the most innocent and demure of all this seasons’ print trends.

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Rebecca Taylor presented a ditsy floral dress for every kind of girl. The tomboy can embrace florals by baby steps in sporty, shirt dresses. On the other hand, the romantics at heart can live their dreams in enough frills and florals to put Laura Ashley to shame.


3.1 Phillip Lim, on the other hand, mixed elements of ditsy florals with solid-toned chiffon and yoke blouses. Cute as a button!

Get The Look: Home Decor

Hand embroidered 7 piece duvet cover set


Floral embroidered place mats

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Tropical floral scarf

The Print Trend: Animal Print

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Karen Walker made a roar with striking leopard prints, which were ruffled and silky. This is animal print that you can totally wear to the office!

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Pure wool animal print scarf

Which of this season’s print trends is your favorite?




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