One of the biggest trends to carry over season after season is printed tshirts. Printed tshirts make me go weak at the knees; I have quite the collection. Recently the printed tshirt has moved on from the trompe l’ oeil esque crisp images and has taken on a more Jackson Pollock agenda. It is less about patterns per se and more abstract or as ethereal as possible yet retaining structure or a clue to what the print developed from or was inspired by.
one: Lanvin – £250
two: Maison Martin Margiela – £180
three: Christopher Kane – £180
four: McQ by Alexander McQueen – £115
from Matches Fashion.
The Valentino tshirt is a nod to camouflage and is quite the tonal delight. When it comes to patterned tshirts colour is your friend and I am particularly fond of this Maison Martin Margiela one which is reminiscent of Claude Monet’s later paintings (particular his lily pond and garden pieces) and the impressionist pointillism movement. I am a big fan of Christopher Kane and this paint stroke tshirt is on my wish list right now; there is something about those brush strokes and mix of colours that really works. What I like about the McQ by Alexander McQueen tshirt is how you can see it is inspired by a dragon fly, moth, butterfly or some sort of bug yet it is not overtly obvious… that and a spot of nostalgia; it reminds me of when you used to finger paint as a child, fold it, open it up for a symmetrical picture.