Trend Alert! All About Prints

There has defintely been a recurring trend of experimentation with prints amongst the runways, setting the pace for red carpet trendsetters. Designers such as Stella Mccartney, Balmain, J.W Anderson & Jil Sander (just to name a few) have all revamped the ever-so-iconic paisley print giving its retro essence a fresh look and edge! The “Paisley Craze” has even transcended women’s fashion into the male market, as the original paisley bandana print has been used all over men’s streetwear this season along with an inspired capsule collection by Opening Ceremony who collaborated with Adidas Orignals in celebration for the 2012 Olympics. This print is definitely one to have in your closet to make any outfit instantly stylish–a must-have for the season!

Alexa Chung is wearing a gorgeous pair of J.W. Anderson silk paisley-printed trousers, oversized grey cardigan, small quilted Chanel crossbody purse and silver mirror platforms for a comfortable chic look!

Katy Perry was spotted out and about in a Pierre Balmain paisley nude silk and cotton blend shirt dress, edgy black fishnet printed tights, studded leather motorcycle jacket and black leather ankle boots. Perfect for a night out!

Solange Knowles is perfectly attired for a day out in this beautiful Stella McCartney paisley-printed mini dress, paired with strappy leather sandals and lots of gorgeous silver bangles and cuffs!

Rihanna wore Pierre Balmain silk paisley-printed shorts with a grey House of Ladosha shirt, black beanie, Melody Ehsani jewelry and black suede Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers. Urban street style at its best!

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 As the patriotic stars and stripes trend has grown immensely in fashion over the past few years, this season another trend that seems to never fade with time is army fatigue and camoflauge print. Military-inspired and camoflauge cargo jackets have definitely became the go-to staple piece of the young and stylish on the go or about the town, adding a signature flare to unique personal style. Not only is camo a streetwear favorite but it has also been seen amongst high fashion runways from designers such as Tommy Hilfiger, Marc By Marc Jacobs, Giambattista Valli, and Balmain, all revamping the classic print into fresh, ready-to-wear looks for 2012. The neutral colors of camo make it so versatile that it can be paired with almost anything, making it the perfect finishing touch to an outfit. It can easily be worn with other prints as well, such as stripes or leopard. You can even dress it up with a chic skirt or your favorite pair of jeans!

   

 –Zoe Kravitz is wearing this pretty metal tip collar, pleated camoflauge Opening Ceremony dress with Nicholas Kirkwood peep-toe pumps and chic circle lens shades. Very stylish as usual for Miss Zoe!

Nicola Roberts‘s personal style is bursting through in this outfit. She is sporting a camoflauge cargo jacket with a knit heather gray tee and pale yellow mid-length floral pencil skirt paired with silver metallic wedges and gold charm necklace!

Kim Kardashian stepped out in this amazing silk-georgette camouflage Pierre Balmain top with gold mesh embellishments, 7 For All Mankind black gummy jean leggings and olive suede studded Pierre Balmain combat boot heels. This edgy but glam looks suits Kim well!

Fearne Cotton looks so cool in her vintage army jacket, Bob Marley tee and super skinny acid-washed jeans paired with black pointed toe heels, red bag and tortoise circle lens glasses. Her amazing street style would definitely be verified by any fashionista. She looks awesome!

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The scarf print trend is nothing less than retro reminiscent of the 80s, but seems to have never lost its style. This season the iconic gold-embossed floral and chain-inspired prints are not only perfect for yacht cruising down the Riviera, but have become a current street style favorite as the print has appeared on Members Only jackets, silk blouses, even screen-printed leggings and bodycon dresses. These prints derive from the original designs of 1980s vintage Chanel and Versace Couture , the striking vibrance of color and intricate mixtures of patterns would make anyone fall in love–who doesn’t love finding amazing couture vintage pieces? This print is sure to give bring luxurious flair to any outfit. Other designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy and Gucci have also used the scarf print trend in their collections this season all making it unique to each garment whether using a kaleidoscopic aspect to reflect a symmetrical pattern or baroque shapes, this print will definitely add a special touch to any look!

MIA looks stunning in her Atelier Vintage Gianni Versace Couture from head to toe, but kept it fun with gold bambooo earrings and red lips!

Lady GaGa is resplendent in a beautiful red and gold scarf print collar blouse belted with black tights, blazer jacket and floppy hat paired with outrageous black lace up platforms. This statement look is perfect for those who aren’t afraid to be bold, just like GaGa!

Cassie was spotted in these chic Chanel trousers with a ripped rocker tee, leather jacket, gold accessories and white flip flops. Cassie is always amazingly stylish with a bit of an edge even when she’s being comfortable!

Jessie J wore Top Shop yellow tiger scarf print leggings and a sweater which she cut into a crop top, along with a leather jacket and leather platform boots. It’s a quite a bright stand-out look!