DON’T BE A PLAIN JANE
Spring fashion has fallen back in love with patterns
S ummer clothing usually brings with it some distinct pattern and print trends. Invariably these include botanical patterns and weaves of various descriptions. The jacquards on this page are modern-day twists on the centuries-old weave.
There’s usually a secondary popular pattern of the season. Recent hits have included handpainted or drawn-looking prints, digitally manipulated photos and 90s-style prints.
This summer sees a mix of all of these, along with a bit of animal print.
Among the patterns catching my eye are Erdem x H&M’s enticing florals (6& 9) for men and women – released worldwide on November 2, but available here exclusively at H&M’s Auckland store.
On the opposite end of the scale, in terms of company size, is new local accessory brand Bess. The scarf (2), a little piece of art on silk, was designed by Nicole Sykes, inspired by abstract expressionism and gemology.
1/ Stella McCartney Fresco sneakers, $690, at Runway shoes 2/ Bess Drip Dry scarf, $320 3/ Blak Love Thorn top, $139 4/ Jojo Rossss Realist cami, $280 5/ Liann Bellis Lianne’s Pant in Wilson Reef, $285 6/ Erdem x H&M backpack,kpack, $129 7/ I Love Ugly Frankie shorts, $119 8/ DVF Jacky keychain charm, $75, at Runway unway Shoes 9/ Erdem x H&M socks, $50 10/ Julietteuliette Hogan Leonard pants, $329 11/ Workshopop Garage shirt, $295 12/ Kate Sylvester Medina dina dress, $399 13/ Merchant Margot heels, $210 1