MILAN — Modern or vintage, soft or bold, spring is a print fest across the board, from Prada's ethereal fairies in watercolors to Dolce & Gabbana's hand-painted garden glory, Balenciaga's abstract water lilies and anemones to Fendi's circular intricacies.
"It's much easier to do prints now than in the past when it was done with the old system of screen-printing. There is such terrific progress that the impossible becomes possible and it's difficult to pretend today that it's difficult to do difficult prints," said Karl Lagerfeld, whose Fendi collection was awash with op art concentric circles in eye-popping colors.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"