The art world never ceases to inspire, and while fashion has mined everything from baroque to abstract expressionism for inspiration, sometimes it's better to experiment with a mish-mash of ideas and references for an interesting approach to dressing.
Street art popularised in the 80s and 90s makes an impact, its revival even more relevant right now with the record-breaking sale of Jean-Michel Basquiat's Untitled painting from 1982, selling for an incredible US$110.5 million last month. Its organic, vibrant and energetic lines are a signature of Basquiat's painting technique, the very same ideas trickling down to interesting fabric prints for the season.
Collage prints and the 60s Op-Art movement also throw themselves into the mix, as several designers test the limits of how far they can go with bold prints. It's refreshing, in a season traditionally known for its sombre colour palette and typical fall-backs (tartans! winter florals! We get it!) - but if you want to try something left-of-centre and truly stand-out, be bold and brave with these graphic print suggestions.
QUICK PRO-TIPS ON WEARING A GRAPHIC PRINT:
• Dip your toes into the trend with bold and graphic accessories.
• Choose one statement graphic print and team it with faithful black or khaki for a minimalist approach.
• Organic, handmade-looking jewellery works best with a bold graphic print, amplifying the artistic mood and provides the perfect contrast to linear and geometric prints.
Diane von Furstenberg dress, $1250, from Muse.
Marni wood pendant, about $455, from Matches.
Seed Heritage scarf $70.
Sass & Bide skirt $480.
Marques' Almeida ankle boots, $847, from The Shelter.
Truss NYC tote, about $305, from Net-a-Porter.
A Piece Apart top, about $395, from Need Supply.
Max top $120.
Vivienne Westwood umbrella about $660.
Sollis necklace, $329, from World.
Country Road poncho $169.