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Pattern & Print, Week 1: 2-D and 3-D Lace, Paisley and Scroll

These next two weeks on the blog we’ll be featuring the latest prints and patterns from Paris, Milan, and London. Use Deb’s shots from Europe’s store windows to identify current pieces in your wardrobe as well as to track down new ones!


“The feminine fluidity of lace, scrollwork, and paisley balances the more graphic and geometric patterns also popular for the season. Lace overlays in black and white to more subtle cream and neutral tones convey a lingerie-inspired, fanciful look that works perfectly with incoming crepe and satin surfaces. The best seasonal paisleys range from scarf- or tapestry-inspired panels to more graphic, pared down black and white-plus-color looks. Texture is often conveyed through patterns that have a quill-like or bold ‘swirling’ effects, and embossing offers a tactile option for leathers and suedes with the same enchanting result.”

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