Nothing marks the start of Summer, like arrival of florals and prints in as many variations as imaginable.

Floral and print is nothing new in terms of a Summer trend, but the choices this season seem endless; monochrome and slick, pastel and pretty or electric and hyper realistic, take your pick!

Matthew Williamson, king of print and color, filled silk chiffon with hand drawn flowers, dancing dragonflies and geometric prints, while other brands  such as Maison Scotch and Milly used playful tribal patterns or abstract motifs in muted colors for an easy everyday option. A swirling gown of silk chiffon or just a crop top or scarf; adding a pop of print can make a grand statement.

Prints are an easy way to add depth, flair and a sense of playfulness to any occasion. Which ever way you choose to wear them; garden party, black tie with a twist or  lounging at the beach, have fun playing with this season’s prints!

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Matthew Williamson rainbow chiffon dragonfly print gown

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Matthew Williamson navy chiffon dragonfly print gown

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Matthew Williamson Floral Haze gown

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Matthew Williamson silk hand drawn mini dress

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Markus Lupfer floral patch work dress

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Camilla and Marc botanical and snake print dress

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Maison Scotch drop waist playsuit

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Milly Skull print coat and cotton silk sheath dress

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It seems the practical designer has been present this coming season, with those such as Michael Kors, Zoe Jordan, Catherine Malendrino and DVF  all opting for easy to wear trans seasonal pieces.

 

Summer knits, leather jackets and coats in seasonal colors, or dark color palettes featured throughout designer’s offering for the Summer to come. This doesn’t appear to be a rebellion against traditional Spring Summer trends, but hopefully a more sympathetic approach towards most of the Northern Hemisphere! What is actually wearable before the hopeful heat waves of August, are usually not the floral, silks and short skirts! These kinds of season-less items do make for excellent investment pieces though. Layering them over tights and boots while it’s still chilly, and then with strappy sandals or heels when the sun’s out, ensures you getting the most wear out of your trans seasonal pieces.

 

Here are some of our favorites.

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Catherine Malandrino leather detail shift

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DVF Gail Fit and Flare Dress

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Catherine Malanrino knitted dress

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DVF Geometric Body Con Dress

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