Autumn Winter 17-18 Designs

Season’s designs

Discover the buyers’ favourite patterns and prints for autumn winter 1718 at Première Vision Designs at the September 2016 Paris show.

An autumn winter season marked by imagination and experimentation!
A true desire for personalised patterns underlines the importance of the line: sensitive and narrative, decoration re-draws reality in a variety of graphic styles and a wealth of unique expression.
Another differentiation option: placed or engineered patterns, which are becoming increasingly important.
A craving for narratives invites animals, birds, and small figuratives to play with colour! Joyful and shimmering colorizations are mostly liked in multi-coloured versions, but leave more and more room for tri-colour variations.
Flowers remain quite popular. Whether precisely inset or worked as small, scattered all-overs, botanical or romantic, flowers assert and express themselves in their most graceful interpretations.
Geometrics are precise and clear, evoking colour-wovens, with stripes and checks gleefully stepping into printed decorations. Patterns strive for a more confidential feel, for subtlety detectable only on second glance.

Breezy narratives

Drawn with precision and in joyful colours, funny animals with the look of characters won over buyers. Symbolic figuratives wander through leaves and everyday objects with panache, while shrubs and mountains in placed motifs invite freedom of expression and are traced out with verve and energy.

Singular flowers

Floral themes continue their advance in a plurality of graphic styles. Bouquets and petals have precise, flattened, very-drawn outlines, and botanicals feature acid accents. With their dark tones on obscure grounds, winter flowers are preferred romantic. They are also appealingly neat, in mini floret all-overs.

Geometric obsessions

Choices turn to geometry when it is quite small and rigorous, in almost optically interlinked designs, for visual effects that nearly demand to be viewed under a microscope. Checks, herringbones and stripes, transposed for prints, also caught the eye.

Enriched folklore

Ornamental designs are especially liked when reinterpreted: influenced by a distant East, painted with a controlled irregularity, and sometimes given a new spin through enlarged versions.
Batik is preferred in not-too-literal versions, and Indienne plays on mimicry to steer clear of archetypes.