Let Your Clothes Speak For You: The Word Print Fashion Trend
Fashion trends are numerous and versatile. For a certain season some of them might fade a little, ceding their place to other prevailing options, while for the seasons coming after they may regain their success and popularity. Thus as we know the only constant thing about fashion is change and now we are going to talk about one of the most characteristic fashion trends of nowadays, coming as the word fashion trend (Check out: Spring/ Summer 2014 Print Trends). In fact, this is a unique way to put a statement about your personality and to take some creative turns on the interpretations of your everyday garments. There have been many variants of the word print fashion trend and here we are going to talk about some prevailing ones, going as follows!
In One Word
This is one of the most peculiar and curious ways of making this trend work. Namely, creating garments with just one word imprinted on it is one of the most creative and cool things the designers like Sister by Sibling, Celine, Christopher Kane and many others opted for. The prints may be just reading “Happy” or things like “Flower”, but the principle is conveying a certain message via the language of fashion. Going for word prints on boots is another creative thing we observed this time with the Celine show. As for Christopher Kane, we may also explain the choice of the word “Petal”, which is presupposed to mean a part of the anatomy of plants.
Designing the text prints in forms of lemmas and expressions like this is also a rather popular tendency we observed. This is really a good way of expressing your personality and conveying a broader sense of something than the single word does. Thus, we may find some good examples looking through the shows of Kenzo, Jeremy Scott, and Moschino, and in case of each we have a specific type and contents of prints, but they all carry a certain idea they want to convey. “Mars or Bust” or “La classe non e acqua” are some of the most popular and memorable options of this type. As for the longer options by Dolores Promesas showing that text prints can actually include anything from the common variants to the craziest.
Other forms of text prints are also diverse and numerous and some of them even go to the lengths of including puns and colloquialisms in their content. Thus the “censored” variants by Alexander Wang, the word plays exercised by Undercover, and the critical contents by Jeremy Scott are some of the brightest examples of this trend.
Make a Statement!
Going even further, we may speak about the curious extended text prints some designers also opted for. In this respect, we may first of all talk about the J. C. Castelbajac, the pieces of which demonstrate an entire shirt covered with texts, or the variants suggested by J. Crew, where you can find texts like “Oui mon cheri” meaning “Yes, dear”, which actually do convey a certain type of message. The options observed during the shows of Jeremy Scott, Vivienne Westwood, and Dior also demonstrate some ways of implementing this.
The last but not least type we would like to speak about is the so-called logomania, in case of which we have those logos of popular trademarks as fashion prints. Thus, one of the most frequently met logomania instances are the pieces by Donna Karan in DKNY lines, which do include huge proportions of those letters imprinted all over. Ashish also has a great alternative for you here.
Thus, if we deal with text prints there isn’t actually much to do. We just look through the alternatives, find the ones we like most and just let the texts do all the rest for us, including speaking for us. We do hope this enumeration of the types will somehow help you to organize everything and to make all clearer.
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