Year in Review: Top Prints of 2018

Posted on May 9, 2018 by Molly Hannelly

From print mixing to pattern play, 2018 was a fun year for prints. Bold colors mixed with bright prints to create some of the most exciting ensembles the runway has seen in a while. Let's take a look which designs left an imprint on 2018.

Checks

Checks were the print of choice this year. Alena Akhmadullina played with different greys and taupes for her checked jumper, while Lela Rose stuck with gray for her jumper and coat ensemble. Both Rochas and Orla Kiely utilized more intricate checks, and Mulberry went back to the basics for their suit, aside from the Maribou feather trim on the cuff.

Alena Akhmadullina | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Alena Akhmadullina | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Lela Rose | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Lela Rose | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Mulberry | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Mulberry | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Orla Kiely | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Orla Kiely | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Rochas | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Rochas | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Choose these checks:

Red, White and Blue Tattersall Shepherd's Check Cotton and Tencel Flannel

Red, White and Blue Tattersall Shepherd's Check Cotton and Tencel Flannel

Black and White Checkered Loosely Woven Wool Coating

Black and White Checkered Loosely Woven Wool Coating

Folksy Floral

Cabin-ready floral was also a big hit this year. Alena Akhmadullina featured a simple floral that had little bunnies bouncing across a blouse, while Antonio Marras showed a more intricate, chintz print. Mulberry's sweet, knee-length dress had tiny floral detailing, and Rebecca Taylor used a lot of fabric for such a revealing neckline. Naeem Khan's folksy floral is almost spiritual, giving off a beautiful South American vibe.

Alena Akhmadullina | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Alena Akhmadullina | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Antonio Marras | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Antonio Marras | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Mulberry | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Mulberry | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Naeem Khan | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Naeem Khan | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Rebecca Taylor | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Rebecca Taylor | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Feel Folksy with these fabrics:

Famous NYC Designer Blue and Green Floral Silk Chiffon

Famous NYC Designer Blue and Green Floral Silk Chiffon

Famous NYC Designer Green and Beige Floral Crinkled Silk Chiffon

Famous NYC Designer Green and Beige Floral Crinkled Silk Chiffon

Print Mixing

Print mixing was all the rage this year, with designers throwing together prints and patterns with reckless abandon. Both Kendall + Kylie and Ace & Jig featured different stripes for their ensembles, while Alice + Olivia played with different checks and plaids. Diane von Furstenberg layered a cheetah jacket over a striped turtleneck, and Duru Olowu created a dress using three types of florals, and a matching blazer using geometric patterns.

Ace & Jig | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Ace & Jig | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Alice + Olivia | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Alice + Olivia | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Diane von Furstenberg | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Diane von Furstenberg | Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Duru Olowu | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Duru Olowu | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Kendall + Kylie | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Kendall + Kylie | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Mix it up with these fabrics:

Brown Sugar and Black Leopard Printed Faux Fur

Brown Sugar and Black Leopard Printed Faux Fur

White, Navy and Beige Striped Cotton and Linen Woven

White, Navy and Beige Striped Cotton and Linen Woven

What print are you into or 2018? I can't get enough of those folksy floral prints!

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