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