Quirky prints

PUBLISHED : Friday, 03 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 03 February, 2012, 12:00am


Floral prints are a perennial spring-summer favourite. This time around, however, designers are changing things and adding some eccentric motifs to their collections. British designer and queen of prints Mary Katrantzou featured digital reproductions of tropical fish to her sculpted dresses, while Dolce & Gabbana chose zucchini, eggplant and tomato to add flavour to its spring gowns. Even Miuccia Prada got in on the act, with retro cars on her 1950s-inspired silhouettes. But going head-to-toe in prints can be overwhelming, so choose one item of clothing matched with a solid piece. If all else fails, try a fun accessory.

Marni's Foulard summer accessories collection features clashing prints such as polka dots and squiggles in bold colours. Try one of the silk totes with plastic handles. Inquiries: 2845 7632

Repetto's signature BB ballerina flats get playful this summer with fun prints including colourful pixillated squares and a piano print (HK$2,600).

Recreate your own Hawaiian fantasy with this perspex clutch printed with an image of a surfer (HK$7,750) by Jimmy Choo from Lane Crawford.