Prints & Graphics SS18 | Kinship

Check out the new prints and graphics trends that you will see on the SS/18 runways, incorporated in the Kinship Vision.

biker bandits prints

Mapping the rise of “girl gangs”, and female-only subcultures, Kinship explores this companionship in domains traditionally held by men. Inspired by female motorcycle clubs, customized back placements are key for this trend where kitsch girl gang evolves in to  rebel wild-child with a Western edge. Perfect for juniors and the festival drop.

Romantic roses and kitsch hearts are paired with gritty slogans, dark motifs and studding for a tougher look. Florals and lettering are painted by hand with a DIY feel and motifs draw inspirations from tattoo design, with grainy, dot shading adding depth. Classic black and red exudes the biker aesthetic, but for a fresher look combine pop pastels with brights.

culture collector prints

Kinship is a trend with a global outlook, inspired by a blend of cultures. Traditional patterns from carpets, tapestries and global textiles are fused together and reinvented with a graphic hand. Thousands of years of trading cultural riches culminates in vibrant and diverse decorative pattern that makes a bold statement for festival season.

Take inspiration from the explorative spirit of ancient trade routes by fusing a multitude of patterns in one design, transporting traditional patterns into the new world. Renew these time-honoured motifs with a stylized hand, and intensify prints with a bold key line and decorative dotting. For further impact, heighten with a contrasting heavy colors.

Source Text: WGSN 

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