Comic Con: Coming To A Wardrobe Near You?-------
However you sketch it, 2011 was a blockbuster year for novelty prints. The illustrated craze kicked off with Prada’s chimps and stayed strong with Riccardo Tisci’s fierce Rottweilers and sleek jaguars prowling the street-style blogs. Designers have continued to ratchet up the kitsch factor with their latest collections. Dolce & Gabbana sent looks plucked fresh from an Italian garden down the runway in September, while Miuccia Prada stamped her fifties-inspired clothes for Spring with vintage cars. Recently, we’ve noticed a cartoon trend on the rise. Andrea Dellal wore a comic strip sheath to Art Basel, and Phillip Lim’s pre-fall lineup featured pieces with phrases like “KA-BAM!” pulled from graphic novels.
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