Print-on-print emerged as the new subtle at Milan. Standing the course of time, prints were bigger than ever. As street-wear continues to reign the world of fashion, a clash of prints injected a new sense of freshness to this hyped category.
From Prada’s short-shorts and Marni’s Olympian baseball jerseys to the tabloid approved Versace’s one-pieces, floral, pinstripes, and geometric prints dominated menswear for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2019 season.
Prada’s complex prints include the brand’s archival classical prints whereas, Palm Angels’ sleek patchwork tartan shirts worn under kaleidoscopic knitted bombers signaled a crafty approach. Stella McCartney worked ditsy floral printed patchwork on coach jackets and t-shirts whilst Dolce & Gabbana went with contemporary graffiti prints juxtaposed against classic religious images.
The feel of Ralph Lauren was tasteful and cultured, courtesy- the art deco-style ski posters emblazoned over the sweaters and hoodies.
Versace showcased classic baroque-inspired prints over silk shirts and clashing red-top newspaper prints. With hints of acidic neon, the collection played with contrasts, comprising of sheer outerwear and red snakeskin. Arched jackets in Versace’s statement Medusa print were styled with branded Versace logo socks and sandals. Neil Barrett offered next summer’s take on Hawaiian shirts with the incorporation of a sleeker cut and displaced floral print in shades of red, brown, yellow, and grey.