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Mayumi’s Fashion Trends: The Prints of 2014



Bonjour! I am really looking forward to this season’s Spring trends… I think im ready to fold my coats and give them a rest till next winter. Oh wishful thinking! It’s still a couple of months before we can safely do that, but it’s never too early to think about the coming season’s fashion trends to be able plan ahead. It’s a good thing the gods of the fashion world are thinking the same thing! Prints, prints and more prints are in.


Here are just some of the designs from the top names in the fashion industry that got my attention.












In these pieces from Gucci, the second model wears an exposed, neutral-toned triangle bra to contrast the colour of her silk dress. Both outfits carry an enlarged flower scroll pattern inspired by the trend-setting art nouveau movement.





Celine is going for the theme of graffiti this spring. Take a look at the bold strokes on this model’s tight top and sashaying pleated skirt. The primal colours black and white allow the model to stand out and the sunray skirt gives the look a zesty slice of life. The model looks like she is ready to float and glide!


Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana


Unlike Celine and Gucci, D&G was inspired by nature and real photographs of monuments to create these goddesses’ look. Sicily is in,  as these dresses showcase the ionic columns of the ancient Grecian structures in Sicily through photograph. Notice the different lengths of the skirts and sleeves. Hard to decide which one you like? Well, I think I like the shorter dress.


Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana


Meanwhile, the flower prints in these dresses make the model’s shifts extra lively. The models at the bottom particularly look like nymphs out of Greek mythology with their embroidered blossoms. I just love the femininity these dresses exude. This collection makes D&G’s mixture of fashion and history gorgeous and magical!


Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana


The last part of the D&G collection makes use of the ancient Roman coin. These sheer dresses channel the polka dot look, but look closer and we can actually see the intricate patterns of masculine faces on the coins. Many women will soon be seeing the value of this coin… in the fashion world!





Valentino is going regal this season with their lively shifts and dramatic gowns. The fashion firm has tapped the opera for inspiration on the collection and has put more embellishments in the colour and patterns that govern each look. These somewhat reminds me of The Other Boleyn Girl. There is also an effort to elevate the simple geometric patterns of indigenous groups and integrate them into one united but posh look.


Which of these outfits would you like to have? Which ones don’t you want to have? Share your thoughts by leaving a message below!



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