Friday, January 28, 2011

AW11 Mens | Plaid Attack

Victor & Rolf | Thom Browne | Issey Miyake | Thom Browne | Junya Watanabe

As a pattern staple of winter wear, it's no surprise that plaid appears all over the menswear collections. From Thom Browne's puritanical interpretations to Victor & Rolf's sophisticated styling, there will be no shortage of designs to choose from.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Preppy Plaids

Christian Dior


Victor & Rolf
Preppy has been a trend for some time now, and at the pre-fall and men's-wear shows, we see some blue-blood tartans entering the picture in a sumptuous way at Christian Dior. At Kenzo, we can reminisce about our old days at prep-school in London, and then get a swift kick of early punk from Victor & Rolf.

Friday, January 21, 2011

AW11 Mens | Bold Stripes

Marni, Dries Van Noten, Walter Van Beirendonck, Issey Miyake, Marni

Similar to the womenswear pre-fall shows, large, bold stripes are also making an impact on the runway for menswear. The soft, faded boundaries between stripes as seen at Walter Van Beirendonck and Dries Van Noten are a nice update.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pre-Fall 2011: Textures

Doo.Ri,Matthew Williamson, Alice + Olivia, Jason Wu

Textures are always a classic print, and are hugely popular both on runway and in retail right now. At Printsource last week, apparel designers were clamoring for textures, soft painterly geometrics, and textury animal prints.

Pre-Fall 2011: Indian Prints

Rachel Roy, Tibi, Baenciaga

Trend Alert! Indian prints will be making a big comeback next year. Look for vintage and vintage-inspired paisleys and florals. This trend goes right along with the 90's revival. Remember long cotton hippy skirts and tapestries? The Grateful Dead? Patchouli? Perhaps you'd rather forget? Perhaps..

Saturday, January 15, 2011

AW11 Menswear

Costume National, Trussardi, Dolce & Gabbana

The menswear collections for AW11 are here! Look for our reports on print trends over the next few weeks.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Pre Fall 11 | Stripes

Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Sonia Rykiel, Alice & Olivia, background Rothko

Stripes are back and they're bigger than ever. Look for bold interpretations on outerwear as seen in the Pre Fall 11 collections.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Printsource is here!

Printsource kicks off the new year with its tri-annual show opening next Monday. Stop by the event to see the latest collections from designers worldwide.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Trend Alert! Tapestry

Clockwise: Frederique Morrel, Shorts by Vanishing Elephant, Vest in photo via, Shoes by Forever 21, Wallet by TopShop
Look out for tapestry prints on shoes, accessories, vests, and jackets. It's an easy vintage find, and abundant in retail right now too. We're also blown away by this project by Frederique Morrel.