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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.

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW, and let us know if you’ll sport novelty prints in the new year.

Photo: Courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim



  1. acquaallegoria says:

    loving D&G garden prints … like a follow on from Stella McCartney’s lemons a couple of seasons ago

  2. Hold_Vintage says:

    80s and 90s vintage is also a goldmine for pop prints.

  3. Nuala says:

    Brilliant idea…x x

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