AFI Investigates: Prints – Killer Style for the petite Asian frame?

December 14, 2012 in Trendspotting, Uncategorized, Wear The Trend

Prints

Prints Prints Prints

The Suspect: Prints – Tribal, Retro, Floral & Graphic

The Charge: Killer style for petite Asian frames.

The Statement:

-   Knock ‘em dead with edgy, fashion-forward looks with graphic print t-shirts in monochrome tones or dig-up the past with retro designs in vintage hues.

Rainstorm Tank Top

Rainstorm Tank Top

TinMan Dress

TinMan dress with Applique Details

Jane Skirt

Jane Skirt

Red Floral Corak Dress

Red Floral Corak Dress

 

-   Seduce and charm in feminine prints like florals and polka dots. Sweeten the deal with flowy dresses in pretty petal prints or stand trial in the Juvenile court with cheeky printed shorts and animal print tops.

 

Black Polka Dot Lace Dress

Black Polka Dot Lace Dress

Bustier Dress

Bustier Dress

Summer Floral Overall

Summer Floral Overall

Printed Shorts in Navy

Printed Shorts in Navy

 

-   Tip-off: Dare to mix and match your prints – try rockin’ printed pants with a grungy, motif t-shirt.

 

Z Pants in Blue

Z Pants in Blue

Baboon Business Tee

Baboon Business Tee

Cross Pattern Sleeveless Top

Cross Pattern Sleeveless Top

 

The Alibi:

9am – Corporate Scam

Julia Geometric Print Dress

Julia Geometric Print Dress

Geometric Structered Dress

Geometric Structered Dress

Woven Printed Shift Dress

Woven Printed Shift Dress

 

1pm – Lunchtime Affair

Leopard Print Cape Dress

Leopard Print Cape Dress

Acetate Floral Belted Skirt

Acetate Floral Belted Skirt

7pm – Evening Heist

Boho Lambada Chiffon Pants in Corak Print

Boho Lambada Chiffon Pants in Corak Print

Print Blocking Halter Dress

Print Blocking Halter Dress

Acetate Fuchsia Toga Dress

Acetate Fuchsia Toga Dress

 

Weekend – Sunday Blues

 

Sky Printed Tulip Dress

Sky Printed Tulip Dress

Kimono Jacket in Rainbow Print

Kimono Jacket in Rainbow Print

Corak Neon Blue Orange Chiffon Top

Corak Neon Blue Orange Chiffon Top

 

The Verdict: Guilty as charged.

 

Prints, whether in pretty pastels, sharp  graphics or quirky motifs, are making a killing on Asian as well as Western runways. They steal your heart with their versatility and cheeky, irreverent attitude. So, be prepared to surrender your wardrobe to the invasion of animal print, polka dots, tribal design, florals and retro geometry.

 

Cased solved.

 

Sonia Lee, AFI Fashion Crime Reporter