Hawaiian prints were all over the spring and resort runways this year–from Stella McCartney, Dries Van Noten and more. And now that it’s summer, it finally seems appropriate to break them out. While Hawaiian shirts might traditional be the purview of men, we’ve found girly, feminine interpretations of the trend for ladies. Check ‘em out!
Printed pants are hot right now, but these penis leggings take prints to an arousing level. Take a closer look. That’s a d**k print. Suffice it to say, I must own these “Is that a c**k or your legs?” pants even though they cost $150. I will wear them all the time, and wear them proudly. I believe they are what you’d call a conversation piece. [Dlisted]
Futuristic style never turns out how we picture it to be. (Damn! We were really hoping for a Jetsons-style dress with built-in jet packs some day.) Part of the problem is that fashion advances with little innovations that tend to fit in seamlessly with the rest of what’s around it. Today, the New York Times alerts us to a pretty neat direction the industry is moving in—using computer graphics and digital technology to produce those edgy prints you’re seeing on the runways. The benefit of using digitally rendered patterns? For starters, you can go crazy with special effects to create optical illusions (trippy). But also it gives designers a greater color range and faster production method.
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Urban Outfitters, your favorite mass retailer of faux-culture, has just gotten a bit more artsy-fartsy with the launch of its new Print Shop. After teaming up with Society6, “an international artist community representing more than 70 countries worldwide,” Urban has selected works from their favorite artist members, and now presents you with a gallery of rad images that can either be purchased as a wall print, laptop skin, or iPhone/iPod sticker. The good news: these curated prints will only run you $25-$55 (depending on size), and skins are $15-$30. Check out a few of our favorite artists after the jump! [Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »
Since I’m trying to get my home together, I’ve been on the hunt for cool things to frame so I can rid my apartment of its bare walls. My inner nerd loves gemstone prints and bookplates like the one above, which go for less than $75 on Etsy and eBay (and often cost around 20 bucks). They remind me of the rock collection I kept as a kid, and it’s fun to grab a piece of history — they’re usually from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The fashion world has been inspired by gems lately, too, covering clothes with faceted stone prints. Keep reading to see more gemstone inspiration for both your home and your closet. Keep reading »
While shooting a music video in Rio de Janeiro with Alicia Keys, Beyonce donned a colorful mix of patterns. Do you ever wear more than one print at a time? [2/9/2010, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil] Keep reading »
For some, “handmade” conjures up images of poorly constructed crafts. For Ivana Helsinki, it means avant-garde prints from Finland. An oversized coin purse is adorned with a flock of birds. A silk scarf features hearts and daggers. [$84-$160, Beklina.com] Keep reading »
We love Target for coming up with the genius idea of having cool designers do guest collections and we love the fact that every other store in the world is copying the idea. Celia Birtwell, who made really fun bohemian printed dresses and shirts in the ’70s, has done a line for Express and it’s perfect for Spring/Summer. We heart these two dresses, in Mystic Daisy print and Mini Posh Dot print. Not to mention basically everything else in the collection. More photos, after the jump! [Express Fashion via The Budget Fashionista and LA Times] Keep reading »