Talent Management Trend Alert: Ethnic Prints

Most of our models see themselves in print, so this spring/summer’s hottest print trend shouldn’t be too hard to pull off!

Ethnic Print Trend, S/S 12
Ethnic Print Trend, S/S 12

Most of our models see themselves in print all the time, so this spring/summer’s hottest print trend shouldn’t be too hard to pull off!

From tribal, animal and Aztec influences, Talent Management has seen this season’s prints take on a seriously ethnic edge, and we’re big fans!

Seen on everything from suit jackets and tailored trousers, to bangles and sandals, the latest collections are awash with this chic, summery trend.

Organic browns, deep reds and earth tones are the most popular colours. However, brights have their place too, with placement prints in bold colours looking best paired up with neutral base colours. And if you’re into more of a subtle take on this trend, then try washed-out palettes to tone down all-over prints on jeans and tailored trousers.

As for fabrics, textured chiffon and crepe manipulate the reflection of light in different forms on surface pattern, and prints come in a range of scales to suit all body shapes.

Above are some of Talent Management’s favourite pieces on the highstreet to embody this trend. River Island’s bold, directional S/S 12 collection includes these printed Rihanna Suit Trousers. The colour contrast creates a vertical, striped effect, perfect for lengthening legs. Those brave enough could opt for the matching blazer available too.

We also love that leopard print has been given a classy makeover by Hobbs in this shirt. The painterly style gives a fresh edge to an old favourite.

However, this season it’s snakeskin that’s grabbed everyone’s attention here at the agency, seen on the catwalks of Versace and House of Holland at London Fashion Week. If you’re not brave enough to try these spray-on python print jeans by Republic, then opt for this light green snakeskin-effect clutch from Primark; a bargain at only £6!

So, join our models this summer and have fun looking fresh off the plane from a far-flung paradise!