Some trends can be quite intimidating to the uninitiated, and print mixing is one for which many women wish that they could !nd an instructional booklet. #is season is packed with interesting pattern combinations that are not for the faint of heart. Jean Paul Gaultier kicked o" his !nal ready-to-wear show with oversized graphic text, paisley, stripes and bandanna prints in coordinating tones. Maison Martin Margiela incorporated 1970s-inspired checks, %orals and stripes in similar tones. Try Marni’s interpretation of the trend by mixing prints in coordinating tones but two di"erent scales – large and medium – for a cool optical illusion e"ect.