For all of you print lovers out there, I think you'll be pleased with many of the Resort/Spring 2008 lines (clothing that is!). There are prints to please everyone- florals, graphics, ikats. And if you'd prefer to keep your prints on your furniture and walls, well then that's fine too.
Oscar de la Renta, long known for exploring the exotic with his designs, has used ikats on dresses, coats, and shoes. I know we've seen ikats in interior design for some time now, but I still think de la Renta's ikat shoes would be perfect for kicking around the design center. Carolina Herrera, no stranger to prints herself, used sweet florals, humorous chair prints, and cherry prints- a little frippery for Spring and Summer. And let's not forget Tuleh, a line which always, in my opinion, uses some of the best prints. This year Bryan Bradley has used a fabulous grisaille fabric for a coat (check Bergdorf's site to see it) as well as a fun, but not at all cutesy, umbrella print for another coat.
It just goes to show that fashion and interior design really aren't all that far apart. Now if someone would just create a clothing line that embodies the style of Billy Baldwin, I would be a very happy woman.
Violet print dress by Carolina Herrera
"Viola d'amore" by Avigdor through Classic Revivals
Ikat dress by Oscar de la Renta (Resort 2008 Collection)
"Black Luce" ikat print by Madeline Weinrib
Chair print dress by Carolina Herrera
Chair print by Kravet
Umbrella print coat by Tuleh
Umbrella print by Kravet
Poppy print press by D&G Dolce & Gabbana
"Unikko" by Marimekko
Image at top: Embroidered ikat flat by Oscar de la Renta