Trend Watch LFW: Stripes & Dots

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Prints, prints, prints! Designers have been fun for Spring 2014 on the London Fashion Week runways. Today we will be looking at the emerging trend, stripes.


Thin stripes, thick stripes, horizontal or vertical, stripes are in!  Mulberry, Jasper Conrad and Emilia Wickstead are examples of designers that have been playing with this trend.

LFW Spring 2014 trend stripes

Emilia Wickstead and Richard Nicoll


Burberry Prorsum was another stand out show. The collection featured pastel pieces along with striped and polka dotted prints, for that extra pop.

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Burberry Prorsum

How can you create these looks?

Visit our STRIPES style board to get inspired. Watch our videos on how to hand render STIPES and DOTS, then get your ideas down on paper!


Rendering Stripes
Rendering Stripes
Fashion Art
Rendering Dots
Rendering Dots
Fashion Art
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