S/S2010 Trends I love (4): Print on Print

Being a pattern lover, I always enjoy seeing runway shows with beautiful prints and patterns. It seems that many designers are getting tired of the traditional floral or tribal pattern this season and wanted something more playful and fresh.

The idea (print on print) itself is nothing new, it just all depends on how you put these prints together: floral with stripes, tribal with tie-dye or polka dots with abstract petals… Are you gonna give this trend a try in summer? :-)

Picture Credit: style.com


  1. jibjab
    Posted February 8, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Fun stuff! I’m interested in some geometrically disillusioned prints, but haven’t succeeded matching things together yet–so still sticking with dresses now.
    Saw the DIY tie-dye of Proenza Schouler in the last pic here if you are interested in DIY:) http://whowhatwear.com/website/full-article/diy-proenza-schouler-ss-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WhoWhatWear+%28WhoWhatWear.com%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

  2. jibjab
    Posted February 8, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    Saw the DIY tie-dye of Proenza Schouler in the last pic on WhoWhatWear, but I can’t post the link here..

  3. Posted February 8, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    jibjab, sorry for the link problem. Comment contains a link won’t be displayed until it is approved. I have to do so coz I’ve got dozens of spam comments lately. Really sorry about this.

    Now back to topic! :-) Thanks for the DIY link. It is pretty cool! Maybe I can recycle some old tees into tie-dye ones. hehe~~

    I’d like to have something in geometric or futuristic prints too, but haven’t found anything really interesting at the moment.

  4. Nina
    Posted February 8, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    I love mixing the patterns, some bloggers (like Susie Buuble and Jessica from What I Wore) do it magnificently, but I’m not sure if I could pull this off. I do mix patterns on smaller parts of clothing (for example: chest-embroidered short-sleeved dress and checked shirt underneath) though. Btw, Marc by Marc Jacobs newer disappoints me with its lovely prints …:)

  5. Fruity米
    Posted February 9, 2010 at 4:59 am | Permalink

    昨天看到小米梳了一包子头,穿了豹纹,彩袜也有一些花纹,感觉她那个print on print玩滴就好好看哇。


  6. streetwithnoname
    Posted February 9, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    I think the key here is to find one print less enpowering than the other and in the same color palette. Not sure if you rememeber at the beginning of the movie “Sex and the City”, Carrie was wearing a emerald green silk topper with a cream dress with green floral print. It was a perfect mix of prints but you don’t feel overwhelmed and buzy. :)

  7. Posted February 10, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    小果米嫩太可爱了~~ :-D 我要是捣鼓好了什么就先放到这里雷你们,你们要是都能挺住我再穿上街雷人哈。

  8. Posted February 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Nina, what you’ve paired sounds great!

    streetwithnoname, I haven’t seen the movie but totally agree with you. Patterns and prints should not compete with each other, but complete each other. ;-)

  9. jibjab
    Posted February 10, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    I think the Japanese street style pushes to the maximum of layering and prints, see the book here:

    Few people can pull it off except for a costume party, but it’s fun to see them on the pictures.

  10. Elysium
    Posted February 12, 2010 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    The descriptions of the FW10 scarves are posted now, so early! Anyway, Sichuan is so cute, I hope it will come in nice CWs. There are quite many motives influenced by China that season.

  11. Posted February 12, 2010 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    jibjab, thanks for the link. Although I won’t dress myself this way, I do admire how fearless they are. Fashion is about fun. :-)

    Elysium, thanks dear. I went to have a look immediately. hoho~~

    So happy that Sichuan will be reissued, R. Dallet has been my all time favorite designer. This one is definite on my list. :-D

    It seems that the FW collection is far more interesting than the SS one. Can’t wait to see the pictures and all CWs. BTW, I got the carre description booklet now. If you are interested in any story behind, just let me know.

  12. Elysium
    Posted February 12, 2010 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    I plan to visit H tomorrow and check out the dip dye scarves, will try to ask for the booklets. I totally agree that the FW collection is much more interesting, although the connection to the theme of this year is not that apparent.

  13. Posted February 12, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    I see. Have fun at H tomorrow and hope you’ll find the dip dye in the right CW~~ ;-)

  14. jibjab
    Posted February 12, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    The second pic looks so precious now :(

  15. Posted February 14, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    jibjab, I actually wanted to write a post on his great contribution to the world of fashion. But my words are too plain to describe his gothic aesthetic designs and astounding shows. :-(

    Hope he’s found his peace now.

  16. jibjab
    Posted February 15, 2010 at 4:31 am | Permalink

    I had the same feeling writing about him while watching all those shows on youtube.

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