Monday, February 24, 2014

Vogue's Print Predictions for Spring 2014

If, like me, you haven't warmed up to wearing prints yet, this season is bound to change your mind, as designers have bombarded the catwalks with a variegated composition of floral illustrated fabrics. Vogue US have laid out their pattern predictions for Spring 2014, with a colourful spread in their March 2014 issue entitled 'Petal Pushers'. This imaginative collection of looks are styled by shoe designer Tabitha Simmons, featuring a bevy of international models.


Dutch Model Imaan Hammam displays the sharp cuts and bold geometrics of this white Preen ensemble that digitally clashes blocks and florals in a collared wrap shirt and asymmetrical skirt. I love the neon PVC ankle-straped runway heels.

Sam Rollinson pretties up in a pink and blue rose motif swing dress by Giorgio Armani. Xiao Wen Ju wears a beautifully floral painted Oscar de la Renta dress with tiered frills.

German beauty Anna Ewers is dressed by Gucci in a laid back luxe silk jacquard trousers and tunic in a black, orange and orchid Erté floral design.

Balenciaga takes this seasons biggest trend into a more modern and monochromatic direction, with black and white grid prints that melt into a florid foliage. Sam Rollinson wears a printed sweater and boxy skirt whilst Xiao Wen Ju is styled in a cropped cardigan, tank top and graphic print shorts from the label's Spring/Summer 2014 collection.


Finnish model Suvi Koponan dons one of this seasons most recognizable and romantic prints, a fluttery appliqué of hand-painted pink Sicilian almond blossoms by Dolce & Gabbana. It is seen here sprouting upon a butterfly sleeved dress with a blue curlicue design.

Etro's bohemian design aesthetic is translated by a radiant orange floral printed pencil skirt and contrasting print shirt, as worn by Sam Rollinson. Suvi Koponen is outfitted in a retro red and indigo Asian inspired floral dress by Marni, belted with long-sleeves attached, along with a visor and platform flip-flops for a sporty appeal.


Rising British model Sam Rollinson purveys the ladylike elegance of Valentino is this intricately embroidered floral mini dress of a spring garden in bloom.

Suvi Koponen and Jourdan Dunn flaunt chiffon pleated florals, taped across with trendy word art, all in an optimistic blend of yellow, red and blue, courtesy of Christian Dior.

My reservations about prints are slowly dissipating, as I find myself loving the striking florals from Preen and Dior. How about you? Will you embrace prints this Spring?

*All images found via Vogue.

117 comments:

Busola Coutts said...

With these prints, it is definitely going to be a very eventful Spring and Summer in Fashion. Colors, drama and finesse. Love it! Thanks Sam.

Hope your week is full of delightful days ahead.
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Antee Gurung said...

Wow Sam!!! I too haven't gotten over prints!! love lal the collections!!!

xoxo

Milka said...

heeey SAM! Great looks!
I'm not that much into prints but I'm looking forward seeing it in Vogue and maybe some idea will come up! Tabitha rocks!
THANKS

mademoisellemode said...

I love all prints ^^

Kisses
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Katie said...

The Preen show was one of my favourites from last season, but I love how all the models look in Vogue- florals (or any print, really) are a must-have all the time! Great post, thanks for sharing! xx

Emilie said...

I love prints to see on other people but I don't wear them myself (almost never ooppsss). But this spring I will go for it, certainly after seeing these gorgeous inspirations! I really like the Dolce&Gabbana dress (DUH), Giorgio Armani flowers, the delicate Valentino flowers and ahhh, I'll take one from Balenciaga as well!! :) Have a great week dear Sam! xx

Valeria said...

I love these colors and these beautiful prints. I can't wait for Spring! The first dress is lovely. Have a great week.

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Josie said...

I probably won't embrace prints but I like the Balenciaga ones! xxx

Dascha Boonstra said...

Amazing !!

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Coco said...

Dear Sam, I will embrace prints: this year there are so many fresh patterns, very appealing. What about you?
Love,
Coco
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Lena vgolove said...

Beautiful post!

Have a good week!
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Sophie S said...

first thank you so much for your lovely words on my blog and secondly I love the post, so inspirational . xo

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Ileana said...

I love those flowery dresses ^^
xoxo

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Simona said...

gorgeous post, and yes I love them all!

Leneth Witte said...

I love all of these looks!

Style Servings said...

Drooling over the Preen florals! Hope some high street retailers comes up with an affordable alternative!

Maria João Silva said...

This is beautiful!!

xx MJ
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lavenderloafers.com said...

Sprry Sam I didn't visit your blog as I was too busy also on my work, study and new company:))) Wow, you've done amazing analyse from catwalks, It's so hard work, well done a thousand times! I love floral print and happy that is still on the wave as I have pants with floral prints, love them and going to keep them, but I lost lately weight and went down from 10 size to 6 for pants:))) so they are kinda a bit too big:))
Have a great week dear Sam:))) Enjpy ur times

Antonella C'est moi said...

this is beautiful, kiss and have a nice day

Jackie Harrison said...

I love settle print these print are completely beautiful will want to see how I will pair it great post doll.
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Annalisa Masella said...

Wonderfull post :-) Love this multi colors collection! Thank you for visiting my blog! Do you want to see my last post?
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Emmylou said...

Really can't wait for spring. That Balenciaga monochrome palette is just beautiful.
Happy Monday, Sam:)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

The Dolce & Gabbana print is just divine! I love how some dresses like that and the Oscar de la Renta don't have the pattern all over the dress but use it strategically to create a silhouette.

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

MilanoTime said...

Lovely colors for spring!
Xoxo
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Ellysee Rubin said...

I love the first and second picture most! Perfect combination :D

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Larissa said...

I am a huge fan of flower prints :) Thank you once again for sharing these pictures and thoughts! You are really a great blogger, I hope you know that :)
Lots of lvoe!

Carolina ogliaro said...

I adore folower prints and neoprene, I totally love them princess!
xxx

Carolina

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Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

Hi Sam!! as you may know , I love all prints!! (specially flowers )so I will be very happy to wear such beautiful patterns as you show in this post. I wish you a lovely day, my friend:)Kisses

Francy -Stef said...

Amazing prints!!!
Kisses
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Prettytendency said...

Es genial este estampado y me encanta.

getcarriedaway said...

a wonder-wonder-wonderful collection!! i'm so in love with floral prints!!!
wish you a wonderful new week dear!

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Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Oh yeah I will!
I am just loving this post and every look!
Happy Monday and thanks for the love Sam!

Pip Addis said...

HAPPY MONDAY to you too Sweetie! I love prints so much, and while I grow tired of florals every spring, I still do like the perfect floral print. I am such a fan of Preen, Dior and Valentino's prints especially this Spring! I also love the rainbow prints Chanel did as well. Talk soon dear!
xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

JÉ NOGUEIRA said...

Love the florals, it's so colorful!

xo from Brazil!

Sandra Leiva said...

Amazing prints!!

xx

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Mira said...

Yes I will embrace the prints. I can't pick a favorite. They all look amazing (and you have to try them on and see if they are meant for you :D). Have a happy Monday Sam!!

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Juliet Polilova said...

wow love these sets! really useful ;) great floral prints..
very nice blog by the way :)

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Juliet
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Elle Sees said...

this collection makes me yearn for spring :)

Patricia G. said...

Lovely editorial!!! The Balenciaga collection is one of my favorite!
xoxo
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Marija M. said...

I'll definitely try to wear more bold print that I use to, I think it looks so fun and pretty!!! XO

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BELULOVE said...

love flowers!!!!kisses

Amanda Chic said...

amazing prints

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Lubka Christova said...

Fabulous collection! Great review post, Sam :)

Lu ❤
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Julie Chagas said...

Awesome prints! I'm in love.
Xo,
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Miranda Nieważne said...

Woow!I love!This outfit is amazing...Flower in dress....Love,love,love!

Ana Meyer said...

I love patterns and I think they look beautiful but sometimes it can be unflattering for some. The first dress is too gorgeous though xx

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Lilli said...

Hi Sam! I was as you at first but now I totally embraced this trend and truly love it! In particular the floral print, though still have to like more the geometric and modern ones. Valentino, D&G and Oscar de la Renta are definitely my choices, Im already inspired to buy a floral dress or pants now!:) Have a great week ahead, kisses! xo

Kim Alston said...

I really like that Oscar de la Renta and Giorgio Armani look. I love prints, but have to be very careful.
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Pooja Mittal said...

Such gorgeous dresses, floral prints look beautiful.. My fav are the pink ones
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Marion | 24 hours of Fashion said...

I love flower prints! Bought some flowered items lately :)

Johnny said...

i love it<333
xoxo

Elisabeth said...

So happy to see a Finnish model on your blog! Go Suvi! I love floral prints, so you can be sure to see some of them on my blog this spring :) Thanks for stopping by my blog Sam!

xxx
E from Helsinki, Finland
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Sharon (Style-Chameleon) said...

I loved the prints from Preen!



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Charu Sharma said...

Omg so amazing colors and patterns!! Wondeful post, I wish Icould own atleast half of these dresses :P


Have a nice week ahead!! :)
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Brittney said...

As much as I love that Preen dress, I have to pick Etro's classy-boho vibe any day. They always have pieces with such a punch!

Brittney

Another Beautiful Thing

laviniah k said...

Hey love! Hope you had a great wknd, thanks for your ever lovely comments
I'm in love with these new print editions! I adore prints generally but I think this new line spring collection is even more appealing and refreshing!

Have a great start to the week xxx

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Dawn GT said...

Sam i loveee all of the prints!

They look gorg!

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dawn

LoveT. said...

Dior and Etro are my Favorits! Amazing Post ,you do always a great Job!

kisses :*

Paola Lauretano said...

Lovely prints!!!!!!!!
Valentino, Etro and Armani my fav dresses!!!!!
Have a great start of the new week!!!!!

Kisses Sam

Kacie Cone said...

I love it, Valentinos print is my favorite! Everything just looks so romantic and girly I love it so much!

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Marta Purriños Hernández said...

OMG! I need Spring in my veins right now! :)
perfect inspiration

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Busisiwe Mgoboli said...

I love prints and more prints..Everything is gorgeous. The Dior pieces are quite interesting.

Alana cristina said...

I love floral prints,I'll throw myself in prints!
each piece more beautiful than the last *-*

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Abaya and Heels said...

Love love love!! I want everything <3

Carmen said...

I especially like the Balenciaga prints! I can't wait for something similar to hit the stores ;)
xx

Harija said...

Great prints for spring... I love it!!

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Michelle LL said...

Amazing prints, they're so inspiring indeed, I love Preen, Etro and Valentino I'd love to wear those dresses, well I love to wear anything with print on it, obsessed with prints. Thank you so much for the nice comment Sam, you made my day! Have a terrific night hun xx

Raúl Trujillo said...

I love the prints!, I think it gives them a lot of originality and force the looks!

Some of the clothes are simply amazing! ^.^

Lucy Mason said...

I love that Preen look at the beginning! Oh my gosh it's lovely xx

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Svetlana said...

The prints are amazing :)
I love the dress from Giorgio Armani and that one from Oscar de la Renta :)

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Foxy Green said...

Wow I love this print ... I want minimal half of this :D :) Great :)

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Francy -Stef said...

Amazing prints!!!!
Kisses
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Charlotte said...

there were so many nice prints on the catwalk! I especially love the first one!

Mademoiselle Lala said...

Amazing, amazing post - all print trends in one!!!

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Magda Carvalho said...

I really like the flowery patterns.


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Kashaya said...

Love this editorial!

Manhattan Image and Style said...

Fabulous! What a great post love! I can't wait for spring!!

Diana
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The Foreigner Girl said...

so colourful and so much print! Amazed! :)
keep up the good work! Sigue así!
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Vanisha @ A Life Un-Styled said...

Unfortunately I'm not a very floral wearing kinda girl, nor am I a midriff bearing kinda girl but you curate these pictures so beautifully, they leave me wishing I did embrace these trends xoxox

Oriana Campanella said...

Hi Sam! I love the prints you selected, my favourite are Balenciaga's. I have been kind of obsessed with floral print this winter! I bought many clothes with floral pattern and I think I will keep wearing it on spring too!!
Hope you'll have a nice week!
Kisses
Oriana

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Edyta said...

I am all for florals, Sam! The 3D ones are great ;)


Edita
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Indy said...

Wow, love all the colors! :)

Corinne said...

I love these! I can't wait to see what variation will be on the highstreets.

Corinne x
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his little lady said...

So pretty! Love all of these looks! Bring on Spring :)
xo TJ

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Anouka said...

Oh yes, I will! I am very excited about these upcoming trends (I rarely do nowadays); I can't wait. Just so unique, happy and artistic!

Lauren Michelle Major said...

Ohh, I like floral patterns a lot! Some of these are so crazy I don't think I could wear them, but a number of them are really pretty and feminine! Thanks for sharing!

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Nequéren Reis said...

Amiga amo vestido florido
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Margaret Dallospedale said...

This trend is adorable!!! I really love it,
Have a great week my sweet Sam.
Kisses
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Beauty said...

It seems like prints would never totally get out of style. Just when you think it is outdated, it comes back with a bang!...:-) I love all these pieces.

Bodil Loïs Huisman said...

Great photographs. I think Imaan Hammam look stunning in that beautiful Preen ensemble! The colorful dress look really good on her. Have a lovely week Sam :)

Adriana Leandro said...

I love floral patterns, they're so beautiful. Kisses!

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Ambi Page said...

i love the prints !! they are so pretty :) xx
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I'm a print lover from way back so this post made me really happy Sam! That Preen ensemble is all kinds of stunning. I find their digital prints so fascinating!

Thanks for your sweet comment! I'm definitely taking it easy with the ankle. Have a fab week dear Sam!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Tany said...

I was always more of a solid color gal, but like you I'm really warming up on prints! Florals are a must, of course, but the other day I found a neoprene-like black fabric with small red lips print, just like I remember seeing on Prada Resort 2012. I researched a little and it looks like lips print will be a strong trend for the upcoming spring. All this to say that I bought a few yards hoping to make a dress out of it... I wouldn’t dream of wearing such a print not so long ago :)
Hugs from Portugal and thanks for your lovely comments!
Tany et La Mode

Allie said...

Ooh la la! Prints for the win!
xo, Al
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Marcela Gmd said...

Lovely prints!! nice post!!!
Have a good week!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Toks said...

I too have reservations about prints but Balenciaga's I must admit are my favourites
xoxoxo

Mindy Fan said...

wow these prints are all really nice! I admit too that I used to be a bit against full body prints like these as I found them tacky, but they actually really nice here. hehe it makes me wish spring was here already!
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Londyn said...

Amazing looks and such fun bright colors and bold patterns!!

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Sartorial Diner said...

These prints are all just gorgeous. Love all the colors!

Samantha Mariko said...

This post made me really excited for spring!! I love the bold colors and prints but the Balenciaga is my favorite. Thanks always for your sweet comments, I hope you have a great week ahead! <3
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Pilar Bernal Maya said...

I love the irregular dresses
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Diana Ashuayem said...

Great designs here!
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coloured-vogue said...

thanx for dropping by my blog dear
loving the trends of prints all around

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Bisma Rauf said...

I love the pink floral patterns :)

Aileen Awesome said...

These images just blew my mind. Spring is going to uh-mazing.

Aileen
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Victoria Wright said...

I love LOVE love print !!! I am a printed textile designer so seeing this makes me so happy !! Thanks for sharing !! There are some beautiful ones this season!

Victoria

Emma-Cristy N. said...

beautiful! I'm so excited for Spring :) Love the Valentino Floral !

Emma
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Beautetude said...

I love these prints!
Beautetude

Tanya said...

Thanks for these pretty printy Sam. I cant get enough the beauty of the print are. Giorgio Armani, Gucci, D&G, and more for lovely retro print of Etro's bohemian. Are stealing my heart!
Thanks for a lovely dropping by to cerebrated my 1st blog with me:). Thank you for being part of my blog and you've always visit me with your kind words, just wanted to let know, they've been making my day since we found each other blog. You're one of the most lovely one Sam:).

Have a joy week to you!

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Linda B said...

Florals will always pop up for spring, but I do like the striking new prints they're making :)

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ChocolateFashionCoffee said...

love all the florals! :)



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Lois said...

Great blog post, good to see some strong colours on the catwalk :-)

Lois

Beauty Follower said...

Briliant prints & patterns!

Hugs from Athens :)

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Caro * said...

Amazing prints ! Flowel print is perfect for Spring :)