found patterns: wheat

*images via clockwise: FGR, jayneandd, Vogue, kayakaya, Vogue, & Henrick Thorn

marni spring ’11

*images via FGR

pre-fall nina ricci

pre-fall 2011 with pucci

Pucci’s pre-fall collection is complicated. At first glance I thought maybe they were trying to incorporate too many print trends (tie-dye, plaids, classic Pucci prints, lace). But after mulling it over I realized that all of these prints have an underlying sense of laid back elegance.

The lace and sequin pieces are mellowed out by pairing them with amazing pants….

The plaid is glammed up a bit by pairing it with that sophisticated red tie-dye shirt..

& the tie-dye dresses are just freakin’ amazing.

I cannot quite pinpoint why this collection feels scattered. Nevertheless, there is plenty of wonderful print & color inspiration to pull from… What does everyone think?

*images via vogue

On the Inside: Missoni

Amazing colors and prints from Missoni’s outdoor collection. Prints designed for the outdoors are so much fun because you can go ultra bold and loud and it can really never be “too much.” A textile designers dream! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday! Check back later today for Pre-fall updates!

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