Perhaps it doesn’t strike as a total surprise that they managed to finally take the guise of a fashion trend for fall 2014, seeing how the digital print clothing has been building momentum if only for the past couple of years. This autumn, innovation meets creativity as the best of digital prints bet on oversized photographs, wintery florals and a dark colour palette, to speak of easy sophistication.
Find out how to make the best out of digital print clothing and what to expect for fall/winter 2014 by reading after the break.
Digital prints for fall 2014: what’s new.
In transitioning from spring and summer into fall and winter, the digital prints have always been able to infuse even the simplest of silhouettes with a dramatic quality. And if the concept remains pretty much the same season after season, it’s the artistic elements that are being permanently reimagined, reworked, revamped.
Large scale digital photographs, painterly brushes, deconstructed landscapes and quirky pop-art prints are just a few of the novelties marking the fall/winter 2014 season.
Dark blooms softening sturdy, wintery fabrics make for one of the most enticing approaches to digital printing. Blown at large scale and in colour palettes mixing black tones with off whites, crimson reds and the palest tones of pink, the digitally printed silhouettes to have walked the runway at Giambattista Valli and Honor share their utter femininity, and their artistic sensibility as well.
From statement pieces of outerwear to dainty dresses evoking the charms of distant times, there’s clearly more than one way to be sporting the digital floral prints this season, particularly if you’re placing all bets on timeless simplicity.
Art & photography.
Either abstract or concrete, made into kaleidoscopic compositions or unexpectedly melting photography into brushwork, there’s no real limit to the creativity describing the digital prints this season.
The more unique and loud the designs the better, but do keep in mind to add a balance to the statement that is a digital print by opting for sleek, minimalist silhouettes to incorporate them. Think in terms of long-sleeved dresses and sporty-luxe ensembles, and colours ranging from black and gray, to the more vibrant shades of orange and red.
Colourful birds and solitary wolves made it onto the fall 2014 runways, just as they were adorning the most beautiful of this season’s cosy sweater dresses. Brimming with folk-inspiration but infused with a more modern and polished feel, the animal motif digital prints represent the easiest way to indulge in the fairytale trend taking over the cold season.
Seek them in luxe, warm fabrics and style them with Gothic make-up and glossy, sculptural do’s.
There’s something about the surreal nature of the digital print clothing trending this fall that makes a fascinating landscape all the more fitted to enrich a luxurious silhouette.
Do seek out endless horizons and palm trees, or mountains veiled by dusky skies to be adorning your choice of perfectly tailored coats and dramatic frocks for the season.
In terms of styling, go with slicked-back hair and doe eyes to play up the boldness of prints, or choose a bare face and a slick-low ponytail with a wet finish to put the emphasis on the digital artwork.
There’s not much else connecting Moschino’s cereal printed techno dress, with Rodarte’s fashionable ode to Star Wars, other than the quirky take on digital artwork they so masterfully introduce for autumn 2014.
From one unapologetically bright and fun rendition to another just as loud, but slightly more refined, find your own personal fit for the season, be it kitschy-chic, or exquisitely geeky.
How to wear digital prints in fall 2014.
They’re bold and they do make for an easy kind statement, even without trying too hard, but when it comes to actually wearing the digital prints, you might find yourself lacking the courage, or not knowing which route to take on. If you aim for a bold but subdued look, loud enough to make an impression but quiet enough to keep you feeling comfortable try:
- picking out a beautiful digital print and toning it down with solid blocks of colour, here is where black would make for the best option;
- not going for the full-printed garment, and instead picking out a dress, a top or a sweater that features merely fragments of bold digital prints;
- keeping the accessorizing to a minimal; a statement pair of heels, or boots sufficing in rounding off your autumnal look.
If, on the other hand, you plan on making the most of the fall/winter trend by fully indulging in the quirkiness of digital prints, here’s how to do it in the most fashion-approved manner:
go for the most colourful of digital prints and dare flaunt them in all of their beauty on a nice overcoat, or an oversized jacket.
- play upon texture and mix the more sturdy of solid fabrics with the more lightweight of digitally printed materials; do add fur, leather and knitwear into the mix;
- dare clash two, or more digital prints, or a digital print with an entirely contrasting pattern, making sure they do share a similar colour scheme for an overall harmonious look.
Written by Nicoleta Parascan / Thanks to Nicoleta and fashionising.com for the news!