*images via vogue.com
There are plenty of drool-worthy print collections being featured on the spring runway, but few have stood out to me as trend leaders or game changers. I’ll be honest, this lack of enthusiasm may be due to my new-baby-induced-sleep-deprivation or perhaps I just need a vacation, but I just can’t help but feel a tinge of disappointment with many of the print collections out there. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised to see this spring collection from Marc Jacobs. Stripes are a highlight (also see D&G Spring ’13) alongside simple, yet sexy, Op-art inspired prints. The powerful simplicity seen in this collection is indicative of where I believe prints are headed in future seasons. I’ll always have a sweet spot for textural prints, but isn’t it nice to mix it up a bit?