The power of pattern
After seasons of sober solids, many designers turned their attention to prints for fall and winter. This embrace of pattern, from flocked polka dots to boldly scaled blooms, imparts instant exuberance, making refined yet familiar wardrobe elements—the white button-up, the black skirt, the tailored shirtdress—freshly distinctive and especially desirable.
I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery — air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’ SYLVIA PLATH, THE BELL JAR
A medley of natural potpourri: Mauve, Pine Green, Monaco Blue, Terracotta, Jade, and Ivory.
High-contrast stripes can go from bold to delicate, masculine to feminine, with the slightest shift in scale or texture.