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!

(All photos are sourced from vogue.co.uk)

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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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

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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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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.

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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

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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!

Get The Look: Fashion

Pure wool animal print scarf

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5 Updos Using Scarves

There are some days when you just happen to wake up with perfect hair. The other days? Well they were made for updos! To add a quirky and stylish edge to your hairstyle, all you need is a hair scarf! Read on for five fabulous updos using scarves…

1. The Dolce & Gabbana

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Dolce and Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection was a literal homage to rural Italy, with fruit prints, Tower of Pisa patterns and Colosseum embroidery. Not ones to shy of theatrics, the Italian duo even re-created this quaint Mediterranean town by dotting the runway with fruit stalls and dry walls. What’s missing? The quintessential Italian lady.

She was present, of course, in the models. Dressed in slick and spicy florals and donning over-sized hair scarves, the ladies took us an adventure of lavish Italian vacations and long country strolls. Just looking at this up-lifting collection makes us want to rock an over sized turban every day of the week!

To recreate the look, tie your hair in a high bun and pull out a few strands for an ‘I woke up this way’ look. Next, wrap your silk scarf around your hair and tie in an over-sized bow or knot to the side of the head. This look is so quick and easy that you can kiss goodbye to bad hair days altogether!

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With a galore of summer hues swirled into an oceanic pattern, the artistic print scarf is a nod to Dolce and Gabbana’s Sicilian influence.

2. The Great Gatsby

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Looking at fashion collections since Luhrman’s cinematic masterpiece was released in 2013, the influence of ‘The Great Gatsby’ is obvious. Fringing, drop waists and art deco prints are all in. But what about hair looks?

Carey Mulligan’s character Daisy gives us an example of a chic and easy way to do art deco. If you have short hair, tie your hair scarf about a centimeter behind your crown, then take a section of hair in front of the ear and shape to a sleek point.

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For longer hair, tie your hair back into a high ponytail. Next, wrap your hair scarf around your hair about half an inch from the crown, leaving a peep of slicked-back hair on display. Tie your scarf at the nape of the neck and let the length of fabric make a statement.

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An art deco themed look deserves a serious print and this geometric print scarf does not disappoint!

3. The High and Mighty

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Voluminous and tumbling high ponytails are officially having a moment. Unlike the hairstyle were wore to elementary school, this look is all about texture. For a ponytail that Ariana Grande would envy, begin by gently teasing hair at the roots. For an extra lift, try spritzing in some dry shampoo and scrunching with your fingers. After you’ve reached volume-ville, tease the hair into a messy high ponytail. For a cheeky juxtaposition, curl the lengths of your ponytail with a wide-barreled curling iron. Finally, tie a printed scarf around the base of your ponytail and allow to cascade down with the lengths of your hair.

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This cute and flirty look is all about embracing your feminine side. The floral paisley scarf is just that!

4. The Einstein

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Ok… so this look has nothing to do with Albert, but it looks so darn complicated that it needs some sort of hair genius to decode it! Luckily, the hair expert that created this beauty did, in fact, leave a step-by-step guide…

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Confession: it’s waay more simple then it looks. Firstly, secure your hair scarf around your hair by tying tightly at the roots of a small section of hair. Then French braid your hair as normal, using the scarf as a section of hair. Finally roll the plait up and pin.

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For an easy braid, we recommend using a longer-length silk scarf, such as the floral paisley silk scarf.

 

5. The Louis Vuitton

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With more than a Century’s experience in the luxury fashion industry, Louis Vuitton is a symbol of class, elegance and style. This Louis Vuitton hair scarf look seems to have come straight out of some luxury French yacht; and we love it!

If you want to look as effortlessly polished as the LV lady, this updo is the one for you! Tie hair into a very loose and low side ponytail. If you have layers, free a shorter piece of hair and tease with a straightening iron to create a perfect flick.  Curl the lengths of your hair, spray with hairspray and gently separate with fingers. Finally, take your silk scarf and create a feminine bow at the base of your ponytail.

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Feminine and luxurious, the exotic print silk scarf is perfect to create that Louis Vuitton vibe on a budget.

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