Fashion Trends

Artsy Scribbles And Watercolour Prints Make A Splash On The Runways


If you’re officially tired of ubiquitous dark neutrals and slouchy knits, the season’s explosion of colour in the form of artsy prints just may awake your sartorial senses. On the runways, fashion took its cues from the world of art and unveiled a bold canvas of watercolour hues and childlike scribbles. For anyone looking to channel their inner artiste this season, the Fall/Winter catwalks just may inspire you to pick up that paintbrush. Here’s how to bring the essential new artistic prints into your wardrobe, as you finally bid adieu to those subtle wintertime greys once and for all.

Casual Chic

After all, there’s nothing quite like a hint of quirky design to revive a stale casual wardrobe for the colder months of the year. Take your sartorial cues from the Antonio Marras runway, and opt for a pastel blue textured swing coat adorned with swirls and abstract prints. To balance out the drawing-like designs, pair your statement layer with a neutral ribbed turtleneck, suede-accented midi boots and a two-tone mini handbag.

Work Wear

Often, the office in January is a dull expanse of charcoal hues and muted colours. This season, use a child’s easel as your style inspiration and follow the playful, artsy example from the Dolce & Gabbana catwalk. Step out in a demure, long-sleeved flared frock detailed with a colourful scribble print to channel your inner schoolgirl. To balance out the rainbow shades and endearing creative prints, complete your outfit with subtle jewellery, a dainty metallic hair accessory and sensible black heels. As a statement which is part kindergarten teacher and part daring fashionista, you can guarantee that scribble prints will leave you feeling as pretty as a picture.


For a bright makeover from your usual seductive black lace, turn to romantic watercolour prints (as spotted at Giles) to bring art into your wardrobe. Whether you’re attending a gallery opening or attending a cocktail party, try making a splash in a pleated mid-length frock with soft tones of yellow, green and blue. To define your waistline, add a bold bow belt in a contrasting shade. Naturally, the look of black opaque tights and dainty kitten heels with ruched detail keeps the entire statement from looking overwhelming. Since beauty (and art) lies in the eye of the beholder, feel free to experiment with shades and paint your canvas with any colour your heart desires this season!


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