Trendy spring-summer 2017 prints you need to know


Collections of leading brands have one thing in common – lightness, playfulness and freshness. This effect is largely achieved with a new look at already familiar prints..

Spring flowers

Floral print is another way to decorate an already floral season. Both total look and individual floral details in the form of bright buds and blossoming wildflowers crowning the Oscar de la Renta, Dolce collections are in fashion.&Gabbana, Etro et al.

Floral Print: Dolce & amp; Gabbana, Oscar de la Renta

Floral romance took the form of airy dresses, flying skirts of fitted suits and silk sundresses, combining the main trends of the season. Together, this creates the effect of spring lightness and ease..
Floral Print: Dolce & amp; Gabbana, Etro

Tie-Dye Print

One of the trend prints of spring-summer 2016 is Tie-Dye, which means “tie and dye”. In fact, this pattern is far from new, it appeared back in the 60s with the hippie movement.

Print Tie-Dye: Thakoon, Altuzarra

The psychedelic prints of the rainbow spectrum have become not only a favorite pattern of children of flowers, but also a source of inspiration in creating collections of many leading fashion houses: Paco Rabanne, Valentino, Dsquared2, Altuzarra, Roberto Cavalli.

Print Tie-Dye: Paco Rabanne, Dsquared2


If you look closely at the colorful dresses of this season, you can see the complex abstract paintings that are in no way inferior to the works of the great avant-garde artists.

Print abstraction: Christopher Kane, Giamba

Broken lines, chaotic strokes of watercolors and a dynamic palette of colors – all these tools were used by the leading fashion houses of Loewe, Christopher Kane, Giamba, Chanel, Dolce&Gabbana.

Print abstraction: Dolce & amp; Gabbana, Chanel

Optical prints

In fashion, op-art is a print based on the effect of optical illusions. Black-and-white symmetrical graphics, contrasting colors, repeating elements – with each movement on the catwalk of the models, it seemed that the picture on their clothes seemed to come to life.

Optical prints: Stella McCartney, Dries Van Noten

It would seem – a regular print with a repeating pattern, but with careful examination, real hallucinations may very well begin.

Optical Prints: Daks, J.W. Anderson

Geographical prints

Famous Italian sights, geographical maps with continents and oceans, savannas, along which massive elephants walk – this season, designers offer us to go on a fashion trip.

Geographic Prints: Gucci, Dolce & amp; Gabbana

Dolce&Gabbana celebrate their native Italy, offering to pack their things on an exciting trip along the route – Venice, Florence, Naples, Palermo … Valentino turned his eyes towards starving Africa with its colorful landscapes. All this journey was reflected in the fashion prints of the spring-summer season 2016.

Geographic prints: Dolce & amp; Gabbana, Valentino

Combination of several prints

 Color blocking, fashionable in past seasons, is no longer so relevant, now it is replaced by print blocking, when it is necessary to combine not colors but patterns. This technique was used by Victoria Beckham, Diane Von Fustenberg, Mary Katrantzou, Etro, etc..

Print Combination: Diane von Furstenberg, Victoria Beckham

The combination of cells and ethnic motifs, complex abstraction and Tie-Dye patterns, a mix of floral prints – print blocking – gathered several fashionable spring-summer prints at once.

Print Combination: Anna Sui, Mary Katrantzou


T-shirts and sweatshirts, even with the boldest inscription, will not surprise anyone. Designers offer a new way to express themselves – using a “talking” dress. Various prints in the form of text, inscriptions and slogans – the printing press on clothes is again relevant.

Lettering: Christopher Kane, Gucci

Logomania, which was previously considered a sign of bad taste, is returning to high fashion.

Lettering: Loewe, Dolce & amp; Gabbana

A new look at predatory print

This print has been afloat for more than one season, but in the spring-summer season, designers approached its development differently. Along with the usual color of fabric for leopards and reptiles, designers used images of wild animals.

Predatory Print: Roberto Cavalli, Gucci

The trend is incredible color combinations that sneaked into an animal print. Gucci, Rochas, Roberto Cavalli, Missoni, Saint Laurent tried to make you look as predatory as possible this summer.

Predatory Print: Saint Laurent, Missoni

Striped Variations

Having spent all the originality on op-art prints and the vocabulary for fashionable inscriptions, designers brought spring-summer and some classics in the form of a strip in the season.

Strip: Dolce & amp; Gabbana, Missoni

There were attempts to experiment with width, orientation and color, as a result, the strip became even more diverse: longitudinal and transverse, diagonal, tending to spiral, monochrome and all shades of the color spectrum.

Strip: Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger

Eternal cell

A cell and a strip are two main characters of the classics of the spring-summer season. Designers “played enough” with size, shape and color. Despite the fact that in the collections there were a lot of checkered things in monochrome, nevertheless, the cell positions were firmly fixed to bright colors.

Cage: Wes Gordon, Mother of Pearl

The spring-summer 2016 collections amaze with an abundance of colors and an unconventional approach to seemingly familiar prints. Most models are pretty practical, so fashionistas have where to get ideas for their looks..