Monday, 23 September 2013

New York fashion week: Animal prints, typography and novelty prints!

Animal print is a fashion staple, it is constantly being re-worked and so always seems to be on trend! After Kenzo's fluoro spot animal prints and the high street imitations that followed, a love for leopard has become a global animal print pandemic.

 Although there was still a lot of leopard print at New York fashion week, new animal prints are being introduced and gaining catwalk popularity. Striking monochromatic zebra prints were shown in the collections of Alexandre Herchcovitch, Escada and Diane Von Furstenberg and tonal grey snake prints were prominent at Zac Posen, J.Mendel and Elie Tahari.

anial print trend, Spring/Summer 14, snakeskin trend, leopard print fashion, zebra print trend, DVF,
1.Tome, 2.Diane Von Furstenberg, 3.Zac Posen, 4.Elie Tahari, 5.J Mendel, 6.Crosby, 7.Adam Lippes, 8.Kenneth Cole, 9.Betsey Johnson,10.Rachel Roy, 11.Diane Von Furstenberg, 12.Veronica Beard, 13.Milly, 14.Escada, 15.Rachel Zoe, 16.,Alexandre Herchcovitch 17.Diane Von Furstenberg, 18.Escada, 19.Jeremy Scott.

I love the fact that designers are breaking away from more traditional spot-like animal prints and experimenting with reptilian inspired patterns. 

I was surprised to see that there weren't very many typographic prints and slogan garments on the SS14 catwalks. I managed to scrape a few together but was quite disappointed in the lack of variety!This being said I did like the Libertine Love typography and the way the eye was used in place of an 'o'.

1.A Detacher, 2.BLK DNM, 3.Libertine, 4.Parsons, 5.Alexander Wang, 6.DKNY, 7.DKNY, 8.Jeremy Scott, 9.Kenneth Cole.

This post is kind of a compilation of leftover trends that didn't quite fit alongside the others. In this spirit here is a random collection of novelty images from the New York catwalks. There are several humorous and inspirational pieces here, the Libertine crab and cocktail print(No.3) being one of my favourites. Nothing, however can beat Ostwald Helgason's humping balloon poodles- vulgar but hilarious. 

1.Libertine, 2.Catherine Malan, 3.Libertine, 4.Assembly, 5.Jeremy Scott, 6.Suno, 7.Mara Hoffman, 8.Red Valentino, 9.Diane Von Furstenberg, 10.Ostwald Helgason, 11.Ostwald Helgason.

I love Helgason's poodle prints so much that I just had to show you a close up of them...Whether or not this design will actually sell is questionable, but bonus points go out to Helgason for having the audacity to use sexualised animals in printed jumpers.

Ostwald Helgason, poodle prints, poodle balloon, pom pom poodle, balloon animal

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