There’ll always be a time and a place for bold, vibrant prints, but we’re seeing a drastic shift to a softer approach in the coming season. Perhaps the most notable designer to adopt the trend is Miuccia Prada, with quirky retro- inspired prints for her younger label, Miu Miu. Delicate florals and wallpaper- inspired graphics served as a backdrop as well as the fabrication for much of her pre-fall collection. Silk sheath dresses were playfully paired with printed knee- high socks and the surprising snakeskin boot. Similarly, Sydney sensation Ellery also opted for a motif of the traditional sort: paisley graphics in luxe brocade on a tunic top displayed a modern sensibility with a soft touch. Keep in line with the retro sensibility when it comes to accessories—experiment with python or brocade textures, chunky heeled boots or the latest Wink glasses from Miu Miu.

                                       

From Top: Bag by Balenciaga; Louis Vuitton Boots; Miu Miu Sunglasses