I found this to be a stand out pattern trend from the Milan shows. Evoking movement in abstract form; not one singular term can describe the alluring pattern design. Derived from organic shapes and shadows, these designers of Italy found inspiration in natural elements and engineered it to be their own. Alberta Ferretti’s soft knit shown above is a commercial example of how to generate a soft colour palette through the swirls and free-form shapes.
Roberto Cavalli’s take on this pattern is bold and colourful, used across various fabrics from lightweight silks, shimmering knits, through to patchwork furs. See more of the collection at vogue.com.
Hazy undulating patterns shape shifted across various silhouettes at Giorgio Armani like a slow moving fog. Beaded swirls depicted storm like clouds all coming through in blues and blacks.
The notorious bold swirls of Emilio Pucci sit well within the season aligning effortlessly with the pattern trend. Metallic threads weave through the pattern for added movement touching on the shimmer trend I highlighted from New York. Clean lines and a typical colour palette for Pucci, each style gives the pattern a fresh look.
Digitalised Movement: Byblos
Byblos bring the pattern into a digitalised scene with super fine digital prints and vibrant colour combinations. The pattern plays more with the movement and refraction of light with glowing edges and perspective with a touch of psychedelia.