Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Trend focus: Miniature Prints

Prints in every shape and size are big news this season.  At times a loud and graphic pattern is what we're after.  At others something subtle and inconspicuous is more appropriate.  Enter miniature prints.  Hardly innovating news, Miu Miu has been featuring all things mini for several seasons now, however this winter's floral print dresses have caused quite the stir, with high street replicas to be found just about everywhere.  Another print lover, Mary Katrantzou, highly acclaimed for her groundbreaking work has also focused on pint-sized floral patterns for the upcoming season.   

This obsession with the miniature print shows no sign of slowing down.  Following on from last summer's fruitful banana explosion, this week Prada presented a motif with added va va voom - the car.  It was everywhere, from the music to the clothes, even the seating was based on 1950's automobiles.  Something tells me that come spring, the high street will be full of dresses and jackets  covered in prints of tiny vintage cars.  As we know, where Prada leads, others are sure to follow.

One elementary way to road test this printed look is the blouse.  Take one patterned shirt,  pair it with a few simple pieces - denim, tweed, leather, add accessories and hopefully you will achieve an exquisitely understated outfit similar the two featured in the photo above. 

Images via: thecut, stylebubble, thesartorialist

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