Pop art patterns may have already made their splash in the word of interior design, but it the pop cultural influences have now spread to the catwalks also. For summertime, try incorporating vivid, kitschy prints into your usual wardrobe of florals, stripes and polka dots. Unlike these more traditional patterns, summery desserts, fruits and stars are accenting frocks for the months ahead. If you’re wondering how to sport pop art style this season, turn to the runways to truly master the trend now.
It wouldn’t quite be summer without ice cream, and nobody seems to understand this better than Dolce Gabbana. On the DG catwalk, bold ice cream cones accented an otherwise classic flared dress. Against the basic black background of the frock, the colourful cones stood out and truly created a statement look.
At Elie Saab, colourful cartoon stars made an appearance in shades of white, yellow and violet. The stars instantly accessorized and brightened a sheer black frock with long sleeves. Meanwhile, a waist-cinching black leather belt pulled the whole ensemble in together, and completed the playful, starry frock.
If you’re feeling the tropical vibes of the season, look no further than the Altuzarra runway. Bright yellow pineapples brought an island feel to a strappy pastel blue maxi dress. The colour combination of blue and yellow is striking for summertime, while the quirky embellished pineapples offer a touch of whimsy.
Photos: Vogue Runway