Friday, October 10, 2008

art prints

I just thought I would comment quickly on another trend I spotted among the spring collections: gorgeous prints inspired by the fine arts. The patterns were often non-repeating and abstract; the colours bold and in unusual combinations.

Some of the prints at Akris could have been lifted directly from french impressionist paintings (not to say that they were!). 

At Miu Miu, the prints were more modern, some with bold streaks reminiscent of graffiti. Others looked more like byzantine mosaics.

Alexander McQueen's collection including some amazing pieces created with large-scale prints with precise mirror-image symmetry down the centre of the body. Unbelievable!

To me, these prints look like some kind of geometric Rorschach ink blot... what do you see?

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