Seeing Double

Botanicals are an obvious choice for Spring seasons but what happens when fashion design meets technology? Digitally manipulated prints, or formally, Rorschach prints.

These symmetrical prints were dubbed Rorschach prints because of their similarity to psychoanalyst inkblot tests used in the 1920’s.

We are familiar with the mesmerizing kaleidoscope prints from Alexander McQueen. You can easily see the striking similarities of Alexander McQueen’s peppered pony print for Pre-Fall 2011 and the Rorschach tests.
For Resort, Stella McCartney chose bright Hawaiian floral and palm trees as her print. She mixed the Hawaiian Rorschach patterns with nautical stripes. Pair this printed tunic with a crisp white Bermuda short or jean. When accessorizing an all over Rorschach look, solid neutral accessories are a must! Below I paired a Stella tunic with Michael Kors White Jean, Michael Kors Ostrich Clutch, and a Michael Kors Nude Platform Sandal. Love!
Givenchy also jumped on this trend by digitally manipulating birds of paradise. The bright orange, red, purple, and pink flowers won me over with their severe knife-like quality. Backed with a light blue, it still maintained a feminine quality that screamed confidence!
This is just the beginning for digal prints in the fashion world, and I cannot wait to see what's next!