Fine Print: the patterned pieces we’ve got our eyes on at the moment

Patterns and prints are no longer reserved for jazzy grandmas and kaftan enthusiasts. In fact, florals, animal prints and geometric designs have been coming through in the collections of some of fashion’s biggest brands, as maximalism snatches the limelight from its minimalist counterparts (for now anyway).

If you feel like you’ve just got your wardrobe to the perfect place, filled with versatile, monochromatic pieces able to be worn a thousand ways, don’t despair. This trend is far easier to buy into than you might think. And it certainly adds some necessary flair. Making a strong case for turning your back on black and embracing print wholeheartedly, these are some of our favourite patterns of the season.

Animal print

Clockwise from top left: Bottega Veneta Topette pumps from MATCHESFASHION.COM | Ganni cotton poplin square neck top from Workshop | Les Rêveries snakeskin trench from Muse Boutique | Ganni wide leg jean from Workshop | Anine Bing silk camisole from Superette | Rough Studios Velvet Isabella bag from Superette | Leopard print wool skirt from Gucci | Ganni leopard Georgette pant from Workshop

Nostalgic motifs

Clockwise from top left: Silk skirt from Gucci | Yin & Yang jumper from Wynn Hamlyn | Technical jersey trousers from Prada | Re/Done The Classic Tee from Workshop | Splash print dress from Louis Vuitton | Trapeze bag from Louis Vuitton | Stella McCartney Naomi sneakers from Scarpa | Silk scrunchy from Deadly Ponies

New wave florals

From left to right: Les Rêveries petal sleeve silk dress from Muse Boutique | Matteau cropped summer trouser from Muse Boutique | Cloqué miniskirt with floral motif from Prada | Ganni floral mesh poloneck from Workshop | Ganni printed georgette puff sleeve dress from Workshop | Cloqué jacket with floral motif from Prada | Mini Lady Dior embroidered bag from Dior (09 373 4849)

Shapes and lines

Left to right: Marni sculpture print midi skirt from MATCHESFASHION.COM | Mini saddle bag from Dior (09 373 4849) | Ganni hand knit wool pullover from Workshop | Ganni metallic stripe SS sweater from Workshop | Camilla & Marc Zoe jeans from Superette | Technical jaquard jacket from Prada | Snakeskin pump with crystal double G from Gucci

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