One of the most appealing developments of the fall season was the sheer abundance of printed and pattered clothes. Rather than being overtly loud – the pieces had a subtlety and creativity that let them standout without feeling like too much. From the abstract floral watercolors at Marni to the shimmering metallic take on polka dots offered up by Balenciaga designers interpreted the theme in a way that was both palatable and yet edgy.
Naturally such bold dressing can seem a bit daunting, which is why it was quite pleasing to see Brana Wolf’s interpretation of the trend within the pages of Bazaar. Her styling on model Edita Vilkeviciute, manages to capture the drama of the look without sacrificing wearability. A great printed dress, a pair of conversation piece shoes and a little bangle from Subversive Jewelry – what more does one need? Worn with a slicked back ponytail and minimalist touches of makeup courtesy, Wendy Rowe the look just gels. As always Camilla Akrans’ slick style makes things look wonderful but some of the looks Edita wears seem just right. Too often we see styling that is cool but almost impossible in real life – here Wolf finds a balance between looking avant-garde and still managing to look ready for reality. Throw a long Gap cardigan over that Rodarte dress and you can wear it to work – well, an especially fabulous day at work.