Whimsy and imagination surmount this season with several designers displaying cartoon or art inspired prints for their S/S 15 collections. Across the board, in both women’s and menswear lines, we’ve spotted graphics and patterns displaying cartoon characters (popular icons and original creations) as well as cartoon-like landscape imagery, line drawings, and hand-painted art.
One of the most popular lines to display this trend in the menswear space is MAN by Bobby Abley, which featured the likeness of Disney’s The Little Mermaid characters on solid color sweatshirts and jumpers. These are certainly one of the most popular animation or cartoon inspired pieces this season, and they retail for about $800 to $900. A few other notable designers that featured cartoon inspired prints in their spring collections were Marc by Marc Jacobs, Antonio Marras, DSquared2, Philipp Plein, and Raf Simons. Also, we mustn’t forget Coach’s incredible spring collaboration with contemporary artist Gary Baseman (you know his work from Disney’s Teacher’s Pet and the art that appears in popular board game Cranium), which features dark and playful cartoon “creatures.”
We have a feeling this trend won’t be going anywhere, anytime soon, because we’ve already seen a few cartoon looks walk the runways of fall 2015 fashion weeks, like Moschino’s Looney Tunes looks. Also, Marc by Marc Jacobs continued the trend into its fall collection as well.
Cartoon prints are exciting, playful, and sometimes even nostalgic. They are perfect for adding a sense of fun and color to our spring wardrobe, and very effortless to style – especially for casual, dress-down, looks.