There are certain prints that have become eponymous with their namesake brands. Take Burberry, Pucci, and Liberty, for example. Even if you don’t recognise the name, you’ll most certainly recognise the print. Below are a few to get acquainted with.
This check print is a British icon. The beige and red check lining was first used in the 1920s to line the equally iconic Burberry trench coat. It has since become a status symbol of sorts. It now adorns a range of items from gumboots to scarves.
The swirling kaleidoscopic colours are what make this print so easily recognisable. A Pucci print can use as many as 16 colours in a single design! This print adorns a range of items from resort-wear to home décor. Pucci prints enjoy a revival every few years, making it a timeless classic.
The Native American inspired prints are iconic of the Pendleton brand. While most commonly found on their woollen blankets, these prints can now be found on a range of items from dresses to purses. Hip clothing store Opening Ceremony recently collaborated with the brand, bringing the Pendleton print back into the fore of fashion.
This print was first popularised by the Liberty & Co. department store in London. The liberty print is comprised of small, speckled flowers. The liberty print lawn dress made its debut in 1964. The dress was designed by The Ginger Group, which was founded by Mary Quant - who was the quintessential fashion designer of the 1960s. This floral print enjoys massive popularity to this day.
The zig-zag design is the stand out feature of the Missoni print. The Missoni brand is most notable for its colourful knitwear, all of which feature a ‘flame dye’ effect. This effect is achieved by partly immersing the yarn in the dye to leave a white mark or allow the colour of the yarn to show through. The print was first created in the 1940s and gained popularity during the 1960s and 1970s.
This print is the most recent addition to this list, but it has certainly made its mark. This vibrant reptile print design debuted as part of Alexander McQueen’s Sprint 2010 ready-to-wear collection. It appeared on dresses in a kaleidoscope of colours, as well as on death-defying runway shoes. While not for everyone’s tastes, this print certainly leaves an impression.
The Louis Vuitton monogram canvas is synonymous with the luxury brand. The print canvas is a signature feature of the brand’s range of leather goods. While the print was initially designed to deter counterfeits, it has largely been recorded that Louis Vuitton has become one of the most counterfeited brands on the market. Despite this, the brand has still managed to maintain luxury status.
Which of these do you think is the most iconic? Are there any more you’d like to add to the list?
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