Going Graphic

By Jessica Michault

Veronique Branquinho, Marc Jacobs & Dolce+Gabbana

Veronique Branquinho, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana

It might be time to bid busy prints and patterns adieu.

Just before you became too attached, a new, eye-catching trend took to the catwalk—all striking, stripped-down lines and simple palettes.

The era of print seems to have peaked, if this year’s spring/summer shows are to be believed. But now that fashion followers have become accustomed to bold patterns and complex prints, designers have decided to start weaning them off the trend with a monochromatic palette that plays with the idea of contrasts.