Every season Ethnic prints are always prevalent, and this A/W season the print trend is tiles . This is an update from the tribal ethnic print which has been very influential for the last year or two.
Inspiration for this trend comes from traditional painted tiles in exotic cities such as Granada in Spain, and Morocco in Africa. These gorgeous tile patterns can be translated onto fabric for fashion and homeware. Small-scale tile prints have already started to show up on the UK high st in fashion, and this will develop into larger scale tile prints, and also move into the home on cushions and kitchenware.
Mix and match scales and border prints, in a similar way to the scarf prints of previous seasons.
Colours are primarily inspired by blue and white pottery, but other earthy colours such as burnt orange and teal are also important as highlights.
By Sian Tomlinson