For Fall 2009, many designers sent prints down the runway. The message was clear, prints are back, but there was no clear winner in terms of style.
Some Fall 09 prints were geometric while others were of people or animals. It'll be curious to see which ones will win in the stores this fall, and how people will put them together.
Implications - Fashion has always been about creating visual eye candy for consumers in addition to promoting new styles. Consumer decisions to purchase something often lie in the attraction of an item, so elaborate patterns are usually the best approach in drawing attention. It's a great strategy for brands to use, but they need to make sure that the outfits don't look eccentric to the point where it can be overwhelming for their purchasers.
Cutaway Cloud Couture
Christopher Kane Pre-Fall 09 Collection is Nuclear Chic
Brash Bold Prints
Gucci Gets Graphic for Fall 2009
Technicolor Flapper Girls
For Fall 2009, Alexandre Herchcovitch Breaks Rules With Flair
Clash Pattern Fashion
John Galliano Mixes Different Prints for Fall 2009
Surprising Sexy Pieces for Chanel Fall 2009
Giambattista Valli's Fall 2009 Collection is Full of Pride
Graeme Black Adds Punch To His Fall 2009 Line With Daring Surprises
Elegant Scrollwork Fashion
Beautifully Baroque Pollini Collection for Fall 2009
Marilyn Monroe Skirts
Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2009 Show Highlights the Blonde Icon
Tribal Print Maxis
Etro's Ethnic Patterns are Multicultural Marvels for Fall 2009
Glittery Geometric Fashion
Shiny Silver and Black Rock the Catwalk at Balmain Fall 2009