Best Womenswear : Prints & patterns

Selected decorations seem to announce a less extreme season than the prior winter. Patterns with moderate scales, soft or dark colourways, less “noisy” motifs hiding mysteries or surprises. The search for personalisation shifts into a more intimate mode.

Floral impact

Flowers above all in prints, and also – in more measured percentages – in silky jacquards, lace and embroidery. Selections are open to a variety of styles: pictorial, stylized, old-fashioned or majestic. The common denominator of all these patterns? Size – mostly medium – and pattern arrangement. These generously blooming flowers are liked spaced-out on colourful grounds.

 

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Enigmatic darkness

Designers and buyers enjoy being scared and display their taste for strangeness.

They are attracted to esoteric motifs, cosmic scattered patterns. They delightedly immerse themselves in a dark and disturbing exoticism, prefer unreal or slightly melancholy botanicals. In fact, in lace and embroidery, mysterious foliage moves ahead of florals.

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Graphic imbrications

Graphic or abstract themes continue to attract. Especially imbricated geometries in jacquards, patches of geometry in knits, trompe l’oeil 3D laces. Abstracts are more sensitively worked in silkies.

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