We are loving the soft dream-like pattern stories we’ve been seeing on the Spring 2015 runways. In our Shangri-La story, the mood is fantastical and blissed out, as we see lots of utopian fairy tale landscapes. Our dreamy floral story is light, airy and sweet, like cotton candy clouds . Finally, the tile mood board below has harder edges but with lots of detail that you can get lost in, like being in a foreign land totally enthralled with the scenery.
New York based designer, Layla Racy, turns to fabrics, textures, and prints as inspiration for her collections. A graduate of Parsons, Racy “seeks to create a brand that is both whimsical and quirky, yet still with an air of feminine chic.” Her comfortable, easy silhouettes can be found at Opening Ceremony, as well as in Tokyo. See more of her designs here.
Loving the dreamy wallpaper collection from The Make House, a screen print and design studio located in Portland, Oregon. In addition to curating their lovely collection, the studio also teaches screen printing classes so you can try your hand at creating your own designs!
Vibrant colors of the cosmos flow gently by.
– Julie Rose
A glitch in print makes for a jarring pleasantry.
– bekah hilleson
We’re seeing loads of black and white geometrics on the runways, with interesting ethnic and woven looking prints. Our favorites are the print mixes–Duro Olowu’s quirky hand drawn-looking prints and Temperley London’s mix of lace, weaving and diamonds.
On the lace front, there is a great amount of variation–from the graphic cutouts in Whistles collections to the ornate 70’s lace of Erdem or Marchesa. Loving Joseph’s nautical knot variation.
It’s not surprising that these cheerful prints hail from the land down under. Launched in 2012 by three friends, Kip & Co creates colorful bedding for adults, kids, and tiny ones. Inspiration for the seasonal collections comes from “the everyday and the out of the way.” Although only sold by Australian and New Zealand boutiques, you can pick up a sheet set or blanket online here or here.
On a farm near Edinburgh, street artists TrenchOne, Elph and Purshone have created a light filled celebration of Scotland. Leyden Farm in West Lothian has been transformed into a plaid wonderland using projection mapping. Layered in tartan finery, the farm buildings are a stunning representation of the country’s most beloved pattern style.
We are loving these two print directions. Jungle Leaves is all about the wild and wonderful foliage of the tropics, with photographic prints as a main focus. We’re also seeing a lot of folk weaving influences and techniques as seen in our Around the World story.
The millennial metal shine movement is making its way around again on the catwalks for SPSU ’15. Pop in some Spice Girls or Robbie Williams to get in the mood!
– bekah hilleson