19th February 2020 by Amie Gee

The Key SS20 Print Trends to Wear This Season

A statement print is the perfect way to refresh your wardrobe and brighten up your outfits ready for the spring months ahead. The SS20 catwalks have offered a plethora of inspiration, showcasing the latest trends for prints and patterns that are getting everyone talking. If you want to stay one step ahead of the fashion crowd, here is our curated edit of the most covetable standout prints and patterns to wear throughout SS20.

1. The Tropical Print

A styling staple throughout the summer months, the classic tropical print has been reworked for SS20 to be bolder and brighter than ever before. Luxuriant blooms and lush jungle leaves are brought to life with refreshing colour palettes and stylized motifs for a vibrant and contemporary update.
Flora and foliage takes centre stage in the tropical print trend - on the catwalks we saw Jennifer Lopez return in *that* dress for Versace's jungle influenced collection, making for one of the biggest viral moments of the SS20 fashion season. As well as Versace, we saw tropical prints appear on the catwalks of Dolce & Gabbana, Marni and Valentino to name a few. Add a slice of tropical paradise to your summer look by incorporating statement dresses, printed shirts and eye-catching accessories.

2. The Polka Dot Print

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#AltuzarraSS20 Look #43 Striped dresses of spliced silk jacquard take inspiration from the patterns of ties and silk scarves.

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An almost-constant part of our wardrobes, part of the polka dot trend's longevity is due to its' simplicity and easy-to-wear nature. Polka dot prints are an almost-effortless way to inject some colour and fun into everyday outfits, whether that be for the office, day-to-day errands or formal occasions.
Appearing back on the catwalks for SS20, polka dots have been re-imagined in different colour combinations, sizes and placements in intriguing and striking silhouettes. Altuzarra takes inspiration from traditional silk scarves and ties to create spliced monochrome polka dot designs, whilst Erdem and Gucci offered colourful, playful twists on the classic polka dot style - experimenting with washed pastel hues that compile the ideal colour palette for the spring months.

3. The Animal Print

Animal prints have been a popular trend for a number of seasons and have made their return to the SS20 catwalks. Whilst leopard print has been the standout design of choice, the rest of the jungle is making an appearance on the catwalks too, with tiger, zebra and snakeskin prints also making their mark on this season's collections.
R13's collection offering a mix of orange tiger stripe jackets accented with flames, velour leopard print shorts and oversized zebra print shirts for a high-octane take on the animal print trend. Dolce & Gabbana also fully committed to its' glamourous jungle theme by seamlessly combining beautiful birds of paradise and lush tropical leaf prints with contemporary khaki safari tailoring, leopard print accents and fun creature motifs including appearances from parrots, elephants and giraffes. Philipp Plein's rock and roll inspired collection brought the rebellious nature of animal print with ombre hued zebra prints.

4. The Floral Print

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Dare to Dream S/S20 Styling - @kegrand Casting- @bitton Make up- @mirandajoyce Hair- @jamespecis Nails- @nailsbymh Set - @derekhardiemartin A huge Thankyou to @97crush, everyone @britishfashioncouncil and NEWGEN for your continued support and mentorship. To my amazing team @gracebond88 @freyarichmond @jennybyrne__ thank you for all the hard work and all the fun we had making it happen! A special thank you to @sarahmower_ for your continued support, guidance and friendship. Thank you to @kegrand and her amazing team @thelovemagazine - such a pleasure to work with! To the amazing teams we work with each season to bring the vision to life @mirandajoyce using @maccosmetics hair by @jamespecis using @mrsmithhair Nails @nailsbymh using @peaccibrand A Huge thank you to @gabynassif and everyone @mgc_london for all your hard work and being there every step of the way of this incredible journey! Thank you @derekhardiemartin for your amazing work on the set - it truly came alive! A Huge thank you to @gabynassif and everyone @mgc_london for all your hard work and being there every step of the way of this incredible journey! A huge thank you to @swarovski and @nadja.swarovski for your continued support of fantastic beautiful crystals each season - they really brought our embroideries to life ! Thankyou to @falke @sophiehalletteofficial @jimmychoo @epsoneurope @epsonuk for all your amazing support! #richardquinn

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Although not exactly a groundbreaking trend for spring, beautiful and vibrant floral prints are always a popular choice for this time of year. SS20 saw plenty of blossoming blooms across the designer collections, with an emphasis on delicate ditsy floral prints as well as statement roses and retro-inspired graphic florals.
Tory Burch's collection delivered a plethora of floral print inspiration, with plenty of all-over vintage ditsy prints and placement floral prints in bold primary colours, contrasted against bright white backgrounds for a fresh and clean feel. Stella McCartney focused on realistic screen prints of multi-coloured daisies reminiscent of a wild garden accented with bright orange and white piping for a contemporary update. On the other end of the scale, Richard Quinn delivered floral print maximalism, with oversized rose prints and exploded vibrant florals becoming a cornerstone of his statement-making collection.

5. The Abstract Print

Bold geometric and abstract prints are one of the defining looks of SS20. Featuring everything from colourful checkerboards to 80's style geometric prints and expressive doodle & graffiti designs, designers have not been afraid to get creative with this statement print trend.
Burberry gave us reworks of their iconic check design in monochromatic hues alongside ink-blot style motifs for a cool and contemporary take on the trend. Coach also threw it back to the 1980's with retro inspired triangle prints in fun and vibrant pastel colours. Balmain also delivered a striking geometric theme throughout its collection, experimenting with spliced circle and stripe designs in a contrasting black, white and yellow colour palette.
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