Bolder and wiser

The seriously sharp new prints

This spring is all about print, but forget pretty florals and choose clashing tones or innovative geometries instead. At Céline, Phoebe Philo put a graphic spin on the classic stripe, with wide strips of colour and bright hem detailing; there were also bold, symmetrical shapes and mosaic detail. Missoni delivered a signature array of psychedelic prints and bright op art-inspired designs. Stella McCartney was as fresh as ever, pairing vibrant citrus patterns with block colour, while Prada went bananas on a fruit-inspired trend. Florals made a sneaking appearance too, with Cacharel playfully modernising its prints with abstract designs in acid brights. Versace went baroque with a fearless combination of curlicues, leopard print and bold geometrics, while Rochas’ Marco Zanini commissioned Swedish artist Slotts Barbro to design his prints, which spanned painterly cityscapes and flowers. It was a breath of fresh air in the midst of a minimalist era. §

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Left, Rosie, right, wears a top by Versace, a skirt by Missoni and trousers by J.W. Anderson while Anna, left, wears a shirt, trousers and shoes by Céline.

Joe wears a cardigan and shirt by Missoni and trousers by J.W. Anderson while Anna wears a dress by Chanel and a shirt by Heikki Salonen and Rosie wears a top by Cacharel, a shirt by Huishan Zhang, trousers by Etro and a ring by Disaya Sorakraikitikul.  

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Left, Rosie wear a shirt by Sportmax, a skirt by Prada and a necklace by Stella McCartney while Anna wears a jumper by J.W. Anderson, a shirt by Basso & Brook, a skirt by Stella McCartney, necklaces by Pomellato and a bracelet by Gucci.

Right and below, Rosie wears a jacket by Jaiden rVa James, a shirt and skirt by Rochas and shoes and a bracelet by Missoni while Joe wears trousers by James Small, a shirt by Jaiden rVa James and shoes by Victor and Rolf.

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Hair: Akiko Kawasaki using L’Oreal Professional / Make-up: Riona O’Sullivan using Chanel AW 2011 / Photography assistant: Ana Barreira / Styling assistant: Sarah Thomas/ Models: Joe Ingam at FM Models, Anna Jackson, Rosie T at Storm Model Management