For some, a print on print outfit ensemble is a major no-no, but for the fashion forward, this tricky trend is back this Spring/Summer 2019 season. The color clashing trend, as seen on both runways and the streets, shows a different perspective of fashion where a print can be mixed and worn with another print, as opposed to the go-to fashion commandment, that calls for only plain clothes to match with prints. Though the thought of mixing wildly clashing patterns may stress you out, the following outfits will more than prove that pulling off the look is totally doable. It’s all about bright colors and fun prints–what’s not to love?
Etro – Plenty of Paisley
Taking inspirations for its Spring/Summer 2019 collection from the skate and surfing scene of California and the denim and calligraphy of Japan, the Pacific and Hawaii, Etro continues its signature usage of paisley prints and bohemian aesthetics for its silhouettes. There’s always a place in fashion for the bohemian, culturally eclectic vibe which began with hippie dropout countercultures in the mid-1960s. In the 21st century, it’s reborn in the mainstream wellness and meditation movement. The theme is easy-to-wear vibes with a rich tapestry of a collection that spans everything from glam tiered dresses to pajama suits, swimwear, hats, jewelry, towels and homeware.
Paco Rabanne – Hippie aesthetics
Play on prints for Paco Rabanne’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection revolves around modernized hippie aesthetics. Long, slim and deftly layered, silhouettes are composed of slip dresses, narrow sarongs, fine Lurex T-shirts, dresses over skinny trousers, and checked tailoring. The chain mail of Paco Rabanne was printed with hibiscus flowers and variants of Indian woodblock patterns on dresses and tops. Corralling prints, shapes, and knitting patterns from the hippie trail is tricky on so many levels yet so fashionably forward.
Paco Rabanne www.pacorabanne.com
Pyer Moss – Stylish, Ethnic & Urban
Paying homage to the brand’s African-American roots, Pyer Moss’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection reimagines paintings by African-American rising star, Derrick Adams, that are woven throughout the collection. Part of the collection is a painted image of a young black man grilling burgers printed on a simple white T-shirt, and a black page boy and flower girl at a wedding on an oversized silk shirt. Overall, it is a reference to the ideal normal life of African Americans without the threat of racism. What better way to showcase pride in your background than wearing it fashionably.
Pyer Moss pyermoss.com
Matty Bovan – More is more
Rebellion shown creatively, Matty Bovan Spring/Summer 2019 collection shows a different side to luxury wear with the brand’s specialty of slim, multi-patterned and multi-colored jersey dresses and sweaters in luminous, vibrant and loud colors and prints. Comical as the collection looks, it dives into the streetstyle trend with a maximalist way of styling and matching different types of everything–from accessories and hairstyles to actual garments. To wrap up, a reference to the vibrant 80s era is very evident in this collection and 30 years later, little did anyone know, the trend is louder than ever.
Matty Bovan www.mattybovan.com