Abstract Statements: 5 Artistic Prints to Sharpen Your Look
Prints in fashion is nothing new, but if you fancy the boldly unique and charmingly artistic, then our selection of fashion that takes a bold hand, is something you might wish to consider.
From Balenciaga’s runway feature double-shirt to Chloe’s asymmetric skirt, these sartorial creations play not just on function with their imaginative uses of material like viscose georgette to satin and cotton jersey, but also with form by incorporating the art of abstraction both in print and the tailoring.
If you’d like to add some conversation-starters your wardrobe, check out these 5 inspiring pieces.
Balenciaga Double Shirt
Balenciaga fuses two separate styles by melding both a long and a short sleeve collared shirt together. Able to be worn either way with either shirt acting as a drape feature for the other, and they’re distinguishable only by the different colours of their print which features Euro notes in 10s and 20s. This one certainly makes for a versatile option should you need a quick change on the go!
Giorgio Armani Satin Trousers with Abstract Print
If Pablo Picasso used pants for canvas, the result wouldn’t be far from this sartorial masterpiece by Armani. Cut in smooth satin just above the ankles and covered in abstract prints of light earthy tones, the pants come complete with a matching waist belt, perfect for pairing with patterned tops. Match with plain tees if you want to turn the look down a notch, to keep the focus on its frankly, standalone design.
Paul Smith Multi-Colour ‘Paint Strokes’ Print T-Shirt
Paul Smith exemplifies artistic apparel in a burst of rainbow-coloured ‘paint strokes’ printed on a plain white tee. Simple yet striking down to the signature ‘Cycle Stripe’ detailing in the interior collar, this vibrant top is a testament to Paul Smith’s ongoing love affair with colours. Throw it over torn jeans to achieve that a fun creative look.
Chloe Asymmetrical Skirt
In a bohemian rhapsody of garden prints and a melange of three fetching colours with asymmetrical styling cues, Chloe creates the perfect summer dress to appeal to your inner hippie. Match it with a light flowy or lacy top and sandals for a romantic ensemble that’s sure to make the boys do a double-take.
Loewe Caftan Paula Bird Red/Pink
Be pretty in pink with Paula Ibiza’s red bird and cricket print. Loewe’s lively caftan dress is an eye-catching piece that you can easily drape over your look for a quick and easy sartorial refresher. The distinct oversized sleeves give it a semi-kimono quality, and its open-shoulder cutting exudes a subtly seductive vibe that is comfortable to boot.
Image Credits: Balenciaga, Giorgio Armani, Paul Smith, Chloe, Loewe