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Key Print Trends for Fall/Winter 2016-17 Prints from the Archive

By FashionUnited

16 Nov 2015

Be inspired with a vision of fresh and directional surface directions, as the Trendstop experts reveal the latest print and pattern trends emerging for Fall/Winter 2016-17. Across both Contemporary and Young Fashion sectors, forward print designs update collections with new approaches to an array of aesthetic influences, spanning key styles like florals and stripes to check, geos and camou. These trends have been forecast to inform print design development for the upcoming season, and are set to influence high-end and fast fashion collections going into F/W16-16, and more mainstream ranges for F/W17-18. This week, FashionUnited readers can discover three essential print trends taken from both the menswear and womenswear forecasts, which each demonstrate a modern way of revisiting and revamping archive-inspired patterns.

Prints from the Archive

In womenswear, surfaces appear to have been sourced from the archive, as interior-look patterns create antiqued aesthetics with aged upholstery effects. Muted colourways saturate vintage-look florals and wallpaper prints, with hints of metallic or jewel tones adding richness.

We see wallpaper patterns express a vintage 30's feel with stylised florals, endowing womenswear collections with a touch of interiors-inspired elegance. Motifs of orchids and leaves make a statement with oversized proportions, as colour pop bases bring organic shapes to life.

In menswear design, traditional prints come into focus with references to heritage florals and folkloric patterns. Muted shades of black, grey and brown enhance the masculine feel, while plays on placements add newness.

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Trendstop.com is one of the world's leading trend forecasting agencies for fashion and creative professionals, renowned for its insightful trend analysis and forecasts. Clients include H&M, Primark, Forever21, Zalando, Geox, Evisu, Hugo Boss, L'Oreal and MTV.

Images courtesy of Trendstop.com: Aganovich, Acne, Antonio Marras, Talbot Runhof, Kenzo, Andrew Gn, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, Etro all Fall/Winter 2015-16.