Mirror Prints Take Over The Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week Runway

Can y’all believe it’s over? Whew, New York Fashion Week flew by, and our heads are still spinning from all the glorious pieces we spotted on the spring/summer 2013 runway! So far we’ve noticed that designers couldn’t get enough of warm-weather leather and head-to-toe heavy metal, and when it came to prints, there certainly wasn’t a shortage of floral and ’60s-inspired patterns to serve as some serious eye candy for next season. YUM. What we noticed, though, was that no matter where we spotted prints, they were always mirrored on either side! Long gone are the days of asymmetrical patterns and solid pieces—mirror prints have officially taken over the spring 2013 runway. Let’s take a look!


Mirrored print looks from the spring 2013 Vivienne Tam, Clover Canyon, and Falguni & Shane Peacock runways.
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If we know one thing for sure, it’s that mirrored geometric prints reigned supreme. Vivienne Tam opted for a straight-forward geometric approach with layered inverted triangles to give her frock an updated Aztec feel, while Clover Canyon went ALL out with their detailed digitally-printed dress (WANT). Falguni & Shane Peacock took the mirrored motif very seriously by decking out their entire ensemble in symmetrical pieces—they even included a metal studded harness over the printed dresses, which totally took it to the next level.


Mirrored print looks from the spring 2013 Lela Rose, Clover Canyon, and Vera Wang runways.
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Other designers opted for a different take on the trend by mirroring softer, floral prints instead of edgy, digital designs. Lela Rose created a crisp white shift dress with delicate flowers echoed on either side, and Clover Canyon went for a similar approach on a button-up top and matching pants ensemble. Vera Wang created a killer azure blue head-to-toe (OK, fine, head-to-knee) design that had a fresh take on a Victorian-inspired look. But tell us, are you going to sport mirror prints this spring? Let us know in the comments below!


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