Top fashion designers Mary Katrantzou and Christopher Raeburn have a similar theme spotted in their collections for spring 2013. A ‘traveller’ type theme is evident through Raeburn’s use of the world map printed on silk; much like flight maps printed on silk in the 1950’s to ensure pilots could find their way even in a downpour.
Whilst Raeburn’s collection includes more of a female aviation aspect, Katrantzou has gone that step further, including prints of stamps and banknotes from around the world on her designs. She created a geometric border from the serrated edges of the stamp image that ran down the leg of her slimline trousers, and provided a luxurious pattern for a pantsuit through the twists spirals featured on a banknote.
So could this be a new trend appearing on our horizons? We’ll have to keep a weather eye open.