Spring 2015


This season’s prints are refreshed takes on springtime staples: Gingham is reinvigorated at the micro and macro scales, florals pop against dark backgrounds, black and white are paired in captivating illusions, and stripes have grown extra wide.

By Nicola Fumo

Oscar de la Renta, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg. Photos: Getty, ImaxTree

Bold Gingham

Gingham is to spring what plaid is to fall. This year, the picnic-blanket check has been scaled up, shrunk down, and blurred out.

Where to shop

J.O.A. black and white gingham dress, $80 Marc by Marc Jacobs pink blurred gingham sweater, $298 Diane von Furstenberg micro-gingham wrap dress, $478
Céline, Saint Laurent, Michael Kors

Dark Florals

Without flowers, how do we know winter is really—truly, finally—over? This year’s bouquet is bold, with saturated petals popping against dark backgrounds of black and navy.

Where to shop

Forever 21 wide leg jumpsuit, $25 Flynn Skye front slit maxi dress, $165 Whistles wrap-front jumpsuit, $300
Victoria Beckham, Balmain, Giambattista Valli

Strong Stripes

Stripes for spring—groundbreaking. The most exciting iteration of this omnipresent pattern is far from nautical, taking center stage with thick widths that are bold and body-outlining. That’s right: sexy stripes.

Where to shop

Farrow sleeveless midi dress, $68 Topshop wide leg trousers, $75 Zara wrap skirt, $80
Givenchy, Chanel, Thakoon

Dizzying Black & White

Black and white are never far from one another, but this season they collide with force in optically stimulating geometrics and piled-on print mixes. Take the two head-to-toe for maximum impact.

Where to shop

Finders Keepers wrap skirt, $115 Cameo front-split skirt, $163 Paul Smith Black Label printed trousers, $535
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