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Fall Runway Trend: Mixing Prints
The fall ready-to-wear 2015 collections showed a surprising number of pieces that mix prints in unexpected and ecclectic ways. As we start to think about dressing for fall weather (which honestly can't come soon enough), the trends that walked the runway will start to trickle down into street dressing, and mixed prints is a style we can all incorporate into our own looks. This is also a great trend because it's such an easy look to recreate yourself!
Above: look from the Missoni fall 2015 collection.
Rodarte's mixed print dresses with slashes of texture were all kinds of crazy, but in the most breathtaking way. There was something vintage-looking about the collection, full of hodge-podge mixes but also updated silhouettes that ever so carefully reflected current trends. Every dress that walked the runway was a showstopper, evoking nostalgia but also looking entirely new.
Mary Katrantzou mixed textures as well as prints, that almost fit together but had slight discrepancies in pattern, which only served to make the garments more interesting. The mod shapes and cuts were simple and straightforward cuts, as the paired patterns and rubber embellishments did the detail work on their own.
Missoni layered sheer and printed pieces, revealing their classic print as well as new marble-patterned pieces together in the same garment, or carefully put with one another to make an ensemble. The silhouettes were decidedly retro and lightweight for fall, but light layers flattered the body and promised warmth.
Kenzo covered their models until their bodies were hidden beneath blankets of fabric, all with eye-popping patterns that shouldn't work with the ruffled dresses and slim pants beneath, but somehow, they did. This collection abolishes the notion that outerwear should be neutral or it won't go with anything, breaking rules of matching and mismatching.
Only Miuccia Prada could make leopard, plaid, and stripes work together, but Miu Miu did it and it looks somehow perfectly coordinated. Kitschy prints with luxe animal prints and skins were an odd but appealing combination in this not-too-cutesy, not-too-polished collection.
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