DON’T BE A PLAIN JANE

Spring fash­ion has fallen back in love with pat­terns

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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

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