The fall/ winter 2018-2019 print trends have an unexpected lure to them. Florals, leopard patterns, stripes, and plaids blazing with the unexpected fall 2018 color trends have shown that the truth of innovation will always be found in fashion. This is especially true when talking about revitalizing old print trends like the long-standing Saville Row patterns that have been around for more than a few decades.
There is a lot of mixing and matching and even quilting of many patterns to keep the fall 2018 prints exciting, and no shortage of bright colors to show up unexpectedly through the fall and winter season. The fall/ winter 2018-2019 prints and patterns are refreshing and comforting, though richer colors are the more expected fare.
The charm of many of the prints is as captivating as any of them, and the induction of these prints into the upcoming trends is more than justified, as you’ll see. Another of the great factors of the new fall 2018 pattern trends is the ways and materials that they are featured on covering everything from fur and wool to nylon and lycra.
Dressing in the most fun and alluring prints is the better part of loving fashion, so we combined a list of the most popular print trends for fall/ winter 2018-2019. Let us know which print is your favorite!
Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Runway Print Trends: Contents
1. Scarf Prints
2. Animal Prints
3. Neon Animal Prints
4. Leopard Patterns
5. Herringbone Patterns
7. Glen Plaid
8. Brilliant Plaids & Tartans
10. Opulent Brocades
11. Heartland Knits and Prints
12. Fall Florals
13. Logo Love
14. Modern Geometric Patterns
15. Abstract Art Motifs
Scarf prints are showing up mixed and matched across several different runways. This fall 2018 print trend is lighter and breezier than those of the previous seasons and includes the mishmash of the Richard Quinn runway, where every possible scarf print that could be combined was combined.
Toga and Faustine Steinmetz went a bit more low-key, but the scarf prints really created the look of an oversized scarf worn as clothing. Jacquemus went with darker earth tones for a sophisticated look.
Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Versace really played up the scarf print in gem and metallic colors that captivate the eye and allow for a view that is intriguing without being distracting from the top of the outfit to the bottom. Rosie Assoulin put forth the effort and utilized scarf prints throughout ensembles, from head to toe.
Animal prints have always beckoned to the more adventurous of dressers, whether in accessory choices or full outfits adorned in prints from head to toe. While the classic, natural colors are showing up printed on everything from stockings to coats, these natural colors exist in a slight tilt that is different from what is normally expected.
Balenciaga’s natural color zebra print dress and Givenchy’s mohair zebra print sweater were stunning in their contrast. Tiger, leopard, zebra, snakeskin, and cow are some of the most popular of the animal prints being featured as fall/ winter 2018-2019 print trends.
The distinction with the animal prints for the upcoming fall and winter season is seen in the way they are placed together and in colors not natural to their patterns. No one has ever seen a ruby red leopard for example or a bright yellow zebra, yet those are some of the more popular versions of the fall 2018 prints that are being seen.
Adam Selman showed a red and cream zebra print mini dress with matching booties as his contribution to the neon animal print trend for fall 2018. Brilliant yellow leopard print showed off on a pencil skirt made an impression on the Diane von Furstenberg runway.
Leopard is the most popular of the animal prints decorating the runway. Tom Ford showed a sizzling leopard ensemble that featured the print in vibrant ruby red from head to toe, accentuated by a black fur collar. Concept Korea showed a muted emerald green and black leopard print beneath a stunning green fur coat.
In a more natural color, Calvin Klein sent a long leopard print overcoat down the runway as Collina Strada sent down a winter-ready leopard print set. Victoria Beckham sent a slightly brighter version of the leopard print for fall 2018 in a belted trench coat.
Herringbone patterns are one of the most popular Saville Row print trends for fall 2018 that many a designer used in their collections. Altuzarra unveiled a stunning three-quarter-length coat that showed off the rarely seen herringbone pattern. Fashion-forward Miu Miu showed a leather and herringbone bomber jacket as a great outerwear option that really impressed everyone as it went past. The Row showed a full suit with an oversized scarf in a dark grey herringbone print.
Houndstooth is an instantly recognizable classic that is known to be chic and expensive looking. No wonder, we are happy to see it as one of the top fall/ winter 2018-2019 print trends, especially when used for the chic outerwear designs.
Balenciaga paired a classic houndstooth pattern with brilliant florals creating an unusual and bold offering for fall. The pairing is a significant and ideal personification of where the print trend for fall 2018 has come. Louis Vuitton also showed a very adventurous houndstooth vest with an interesting shape-accentuating style with brightly colored buttons.
Glen plaid is the plaid print comprised of both small and large checks for a more interesting pattern. Though more often seen in greys and other muted colors, Fendi and Cinq à Sept showed an aptitude for mixing glen plaid with other options, while Prada’s fall 2018 dress was as interesting as Gabriela Hearst’s and Balenciaga’s options.
Fendi’s option was a well-matched set that showed a glen plaid pattern on the fall 2018 boots, bag, and jacket of one outfit along with the skirt and boots of another. It was a very prominent design in interesting cuts, paired with herringbone.
The fall 2018 checks and plaids are worn in unexpected ways, peeking between pleats and beneath long layers as well as tilted and shown in diagonals and layered horizontals as well. Dior’s plaid ensemble featuring a sheer plaid red and navy plaid skirt with the print made of red lace and sheer polka dot navy layers and a matching jacket was my personal favorite.
Tanya Taylor showed a red and blue plaid set with a leather-trimmed ruffle hem skirt. Paired with options full of volume, like the blue plaid blouse worn on the Son Jung Wan runway, even in a brighter blue hue, the plaid is classic and exudes a feeling of comfort and warmth.
Dolan showed a vibrantly pink plaid suit with an oversized blazer. Red, gold and blue plaid adorned the top of a Versace top and matching Versace boots. Unspeakably brilliant silver and blue plaid glittered down the Alberta Ferretti runway as well.
Stripes are our favorite timeless patterns, especially when they come vertically to elongate our figures effortlessly. While we are used to seeing stripes as summer pattern trends, they are one of the best fall/ winter 2018-2019 print trends from the runways to try.
Proenza Schouler’s fall 2018 runway showed off bold, broad stripes in earthy colors that adorned a long coat as well as a few other pieces with various sized stripes that debuted on the runway. A clever take on stripes was seen on the Zimmermann runway on a blouse that alternated between lace and opaque materials.
Sportsmax put a long sleeved black and white diagonally striped sweater down the runway with one black and one white sleeve.
The well-known brocade fabrics have made a legitimate comeback as one of the most opulent fall/ winter 2018-2019 print trends that tend to instantly give that regal touch to your outfits. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi’s brocade was bold on a black background. The collar, three-quarter sleeves, and non-standard hemline only accentuated the design of the dress as it went down the runway.
The Erdem fall 2018 option included a matching jacket and metallic design. Roland Mouret also had a few stunning options to show that new brocade fabrics could look just as classic as while staying on trend.
One of the prettiest fall/ winter 2018-2019 prints and patterns from the runways is heartland knits and prints that revive strong homey feelings, giving you pictures of a cozy night by the fireplace.
Calvin Klein, and Etro showed a modernization of the heartland knits and prints where they were well mixed and adjusted to work at different angles. Sacai went with a lighter and more native inspired take on the heartland print that even showed on the leggings.
Missoni showed a charming assortment of heartland prints comingled with another to create an overall heartland patter in a variety of items like floor-length coats and jackets. Isabel Marant went big, bold and soft with an oversized sweater coat.
Christian Dior, Stella McCartney, and Coach all showed off different options of heartland aesthetic prints.
Can we have a season without florals? They are feminine, pretty, sometimes bright, while in fall dramatic and bold. We are in love with the floral patterns as a fall/ winter 2018-2019 print trend, especially when utilized on a darker background.
Diane von Furstenberg burst out the florals for fall and winter without leaving a single petal behind. Voluminous dresses with gravity-defying details emblazoned with a mix of colors both deep and bright made the floral print seem to glow in many cases.
Oscar de la Renta showed a blazer with interesting tie details and perfectly utilized florals that appeared to flutter down and accumulate near the hem of the jacket. Son Jung Wan showed a set of pants featuring light florals on a background of soft blue.
There were even florals shown over a sheer bustier by Lanyu. Even the outerwear exhibited florals, like the floral adorned Kim Shui puffer coat with the statement collar.
Phillip Lim matched different patterns of florals together as well as Giambattista Valli. Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Dior really went full throttle with the stunning totality of floral prints emblazoned on their ensembles.
Once considered as a sign of tasteless style, logo prints are back again in full force as a hot fall/ winter 2018-2019 pattern trend. Now, you are considered an it-girl channeling logo prints, and not naff.
Balenciaga showed a love for their logo with a black sweater with crisp white Balenciaga logos. Fendi showed a fur sweater with the logo emblazoned across the front.
Philipp Plein showed a stunning and dramatic black trench coat with the name of the fashion house across the waist, right beneath a black fur collar. Armani showed their logo in black on a muted, clean-cut black suit.
Max Mara sent a cool look down the runway with a logo T-shirt, while Michael Kors sent a varsity sweater down the runway with matching KORS slides. Versace was uber chic in a long-sleeved logo fronted black shirt.
Along with all those plaids, tartans, and all forms of checked patterns, creative geometric motifs also form an important part of the fall/ winter 2018-2019 print trends, coming in a myriad of color combinations and designs to add a modern zest to your fall wardrobe.
Our favorite interpretation of the trend was brought forth by Alessandro Michele for his Gucci collection, wherein we saw a solemn mid-century inspired dress all covered with geometric patterns in the shades of aquamarine green, blue and orange. It was a lovely piece to behold!
Geometric patterns get all bold and busy at Fendi, while Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini decided to give it an ethereal touch by using a lightweight see-through material for their floor-sweeping gown.
Art-inspired prints get an abstract makeover for the upcoming season, manifesting the wildest fantasies of the designers in the most unimaginative forms. You just have to stare at these pieces of art for a while and set your imagination free to interpret the creative message behind these fall 2018 patterns.
Maria Grazia Chiuri combined abstract artistic motifs with a touch of geometry, skillfully playing with a bright color palette to create not a simple mini dress, but something remarkable that will linger in our memories for a few seasons ahead.
When it comes to Donatella Versace, she definitely knows how to turn heads with her mesmerizing colorful and bold designs that will turn the wearer into a real seductress. She used pops of color and Versace logos to unveil a strapless mini dress emblazoned with art patterns.
Sometimes art patterns for fall 2018 got a pop culture update, like in the case of the tea-length strapless Michael Kors dress that is a walking art indeed.
Photos via Vogue