Comic Motifs

| August 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Comic Motifs Trend:

This bit of the year is a no-man’s land for a wardrobe. I suppose we’re meant to be wearing bikinis and dip-dyed sarongs on the Côte d’Azur, but in reality we find ourselves still clocking in at the office Monday to Friday and sulking around Homebase at the weekend, with the weather as predictably unpredictable as it is come March, come November. Or wait, is this just me? Is everyone else reading this from a hammock in Provence, pumped up on natural vitamin D? Sheesh. No wonder I feel like wearing cartoons.
comic print trend for women
I haven’t plucked this out of thin air. Cartoons on clothes are a micro trend at the moment. It comes on the tail of summer’s joyously bright palette and ahead of the largely dark, brooding styles of autumn. For those interested, by the way, next season includes a lot of leather and black and velvet and furnishing-type fabrics. Think over-decorated funeral parlour and you’ll be bang on.
But back to cartoons. Phillip Lim, the trend-setting New York designer, kicked this off. He was inspired by neo-noir comics and Roy Lichtenstein for his autum/winter 2012 pre-collection (‘pre’ as it’s known in the ‘ind’ [industry] is the in-between-seasons range of clothes that designers now make to fill the exact no-man’s land I’m talking about). I think a jumper or cardigan bearing the legend ka-pow! or a Lichtenstein-style weepy heroine is exactly what one wants to be wearing on that inevitably rainy August bank holiday weekend.

comic print trend for women

Actually, a touch of kitschy wit can always be found in fashion if you know where to look. Marc Jacobs, Sonia Rykiel and Moschino are the go-to brands for a pop-art reference, slogan or cute illustration. And the London-based designers Markus Lupfer and Ashish are always game, too.
Burberry, though? That’s a turn up. For autumn it’s used childlike drawings of foxes and owls on T-shirts and knits. I’m not quite comfortable with Britain’s most mega megabrand doing cutesy. That’s more Mulberry’s territory (Mulberry looks quite at home for autumn with furry, friendly monsters as its motif). Then again, who am I to question? I want a jumper that says ka-pow!

comic print trend for women

comic print trend for women

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