Dan Ahwa is fashion editor for Viva and Canvas magazines.

Fashion: Tripping out

Retro-inspired prints add a point of interest this season.
Photos / Guy Coombes
Photos / Guy Coombes

Psychedelic motifs, unusual colour combinations and retro florals make a swirling statement this season as key prints highlight a sense of trippy nostalgia.

From the graphic op art prints of the 60s to the the dainty florals and muddy tones of the 70s, stand-out retro-inspired prints are an easy way to venture into wearing prints, teaming them with your favourite jeans or perhaps a clean-cut skirt or pants for the office.

Revered for her irreverent take on prints, Karen Walker has produced a great starting point with retro-inspired prints with electrifying motifs in her current Magnetic collection.

Alternatively, look to the beautiful devore burnout fabric from up-and-comer Wynn Hamlyn, available in this versatile wrap skirt. Worn with a simple shirt in an earthy 70s palette, it's an easy way to embrace a retro-inspired print while looking polished and thoroughly modern, whatever the occasion.

Wynn Hamlyn wrap skirt $330. Sabatini shirt $425. Mi Piaci heels $260 and bag $290.

Lonely top $140. Twenty-seven Names jeans $360. La Tribe belt $149.90.

Carlson top $229. Penny Sage denim button-up skirt $390. Adidas Originals bag $50. Montblanc steel and diamond watch $6120.

Trelise Cooper coat $799. Salasai leather pants $465. La Tribe heels $299. Karen Walker sunglasses $459.

Karen Walker top $395. Wynn Hamlyn pants $299.

- nzherald.co.nz

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