Sometimes, I wish for a magic wand to make all the cold weather go away. Dreaming of the summer, I thought a more clever way to put the winter on the run: 10 perfect printed outfits, from Spring/Summer 2019 collections. Are you ready for the prints invasion?
Big chunky flowers, little dots, artsy prints, sketches, tropical vibes, logos or even weird prints – they all landed in designers’ Spring/Summer 2019 collections. Of course Marimekko did a beautiful collection full of prints (they are some of the masters of this kind of clothes), but even Balenciaga and Versace left behind their classical figures and tried some prints. Therefore, here are the 10 collections just perfect for the sunny days to come.
Balenciaga – “Presence is the key. Now is the answer”, the designer said. The project of this particular collection came when Demma Gvasalia met digital artist Jon Rafman at Art Basel. (www.balenciaga.com)
Greedilous – A part ok K-Fashion Project (Korean fashion industry) is inspired by the British singer and songwritter Amy Winehouse and pays homage to the 80s retro spirit. The designer YounHee Park combined the edgy prints of Greedilous with this rock chic ego. (www.greedilous.com)
Michael Kors – Usually in a jet-set mood, the American designer managed to put us in a Caribbean mood with his latest Spring/Summer collection – a tonic yellow, a happy orange. (www.michaelkors.com)
Neith Neyr – The young brand is super cool. The designer, Francisco Terra – read the interview here – , sees this Spring/Summer 2019 collection as tribute to Paris as a place of both hope and despair, told through the lens of a pageant queen trying to make her way to the top. (www.neithneyr.com)
Marimekko – Of course, the bold spring collection of the Finnish brand features a mix of archive prints and new creations, including a green-and-white abstract rose print and some big printed canvas bags. (www.marimekko.com)
Versace – The Italian house put on the hot season map some beautiful outfits with not just one, but many layered prints on the same dress. I just loved the dress, perfect for a lazy holiday in Positano. (www.versace.com)
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi – Ruffles, a little bit of Victorian attitude, a huge bouquet of microflowers and some romantic vibe in-between – the collection of the creative duo was pretty cool. (https://preenbythorntonbregazzi.com)
DROMe – For this collection, the creative Director Marianna Rosati took inspiration from a series of portraits by Sicilian photographer Aldo Palazzolo, pictures of women emerging from white backgrounds, captured without filter as fragile and yet powerful creatures. All the prints have been designed in collaboration with German artist Klaus Jurgen Schmidt. (www.drome.it)
MASHAMA – Existence as a perpetual search for self – continually editing, modifying one’s identity in a form of daily annihilation – is at the core of the collection. It presents an international brand vision with a distinctly Chinese perspective. (https://masha-ma.com)
Photography: brands pages