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Autumn Winter 2018 Print and Pattern Trends

Less of a "trend report" and more of a "here are some of my favourites" list.

Now, lets start with my all time favourite, florals. If you don't like a floral print then AW18 might not be the season for you. Florals seem to be everywhere and in all shapes, sizes and artistic interpretations. From painterly florals on dark backgrounds at Richard Quinn, Michael Kors and 3.1 Phillip Lim to the bright oranges, reds and pinks of Prabal Gurung, Moncler Grenoble and Manish Arora.

Sticking with the floral theme for the season, in addition to the prints there were some beautiful embellishment, embroidery and applique designs on the catwalk too. From full on glam and glitz at Saint Laurent to delicately embroidered garden flowers at Oscar de la Renta.

I've called this next section of my favourites "Abstract" what I mean is the non-florals of the season, yes there are some. Feather prints were a big feature at Altuzarra, animal prints have sneaked their way back at Diane Von Furstenberg and childlike line drawing prints sat nicely amongst the florals at Moncler Grenoble and Manish Arora.

Leaving, in my opinion, the best 'till last...patchwork! A mix of prints and fabrics, this is a trend that featured heavily at the most beautiful Dior show (go and have a watch if you haven't seen it yet). Patchwork designs were also seen at other favourites Libertine and Rossella Jardini.

Don't know about you but I'm off to design some AW18 creations!

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