Say so long to summer florals and standard stripes as this season’s print packs a psychedelic punch. Trippy, optic, pop art motifs and graphic geometric patterns played host to a range of outerwear, dresses, sweaters and shirts on the fall runways. Sending front-row fixtures into a tizzy, designers showcased collections treated with trompe l’oeil effects, Rorschach-style images, radiating lines and mind-melting, eye-crossing illusions to create a hypnotic, reality-altering daze. Dries Van Noten mashed up hallucinatory, divergent lines with mod-inspired shapes, Jeremy Scott stayed true to his enfant terrible style with hypnotizing, strategically-placed swirls and Bottega Veneta sent us spiraling out of control with warped, pleated stripes. Playing tricks on the eyes, these prints pulse as loudly as the electronic beat they march to.
See our graphic picks of the season and the runway looks that inspired them below. Wallflowers need not apply.
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Megan Correia is a freelance fashion, beauty and lifestyle writer and editor extraordinaire hailing from Canada. After packing her designer bags and moving to the other side of the world on Australia’s Gold Coast, Megan received her Journalism degree to put her fashion knowledge and gift for the written word to good use. While always perusing the latest and upcoming fashion and beauty trends, runway collections and style stars of the season, Megan’s flair for fashion sparked a whirlwind expensive love affair with handbags and now considers herself to be a true bag snob. When she’s not trying to break the record for most Louis Vuitton bags owned, you can find her creating conversation on Twitter and Instagram.Read more about Megan Correia articles...