These days, print and pattern trends come and go in the blink of an eye, but one thing that is constant is the element of nostalgia. Walk into any major retail store and you’ll see numerous winks to eras past. The most persistent eras referenced lately are the 1980s and 1990s.
One new trend that could be attributed to those two decades, geometrical beta era prints, has recently been popularized on the runway by the young designer J.W. Anderson in his Resort 2016 collection.
These colour blocks and sets of stripes can be reshaped and distorted into innovative graphic prints and turned into completely new patterns. Of course, they can also be used and re-appropriated as is.
Primary colours and hues paired with big blocks of white and black are designed to take us back to the birth of the digital age.
Here at Télio, we have lots of textiles closely and loosely inspired by the beta digital age, as seen below; our Shantung Print (style 36190), our Lacoste Print (style 36018), our gorgeous Paola Piqué Print (style 36118), our Chiffon Crepe Print (style 36476) and our Picasso Poplin Print (style 66036).
Have you been inspired by the early 80s and 90s digital age? Are you into prints and garments referencing the era? Let us know in the comments section!