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Alexandra DeRosa
Oct 06, 2014 @ 7:15 am

For fall, designers reinterpreted traditional stripes and delivered linear patterns. Some of these new options come off as free-hand: there are scribble prints and abstract curves. Others, are more structured and give off a futuristic vibe, like the Dries Van Noten print (above, left center). The common thread found here is that no matter what aesthetic may be, the prints feel more graphic than ever.

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How To Wear It:This strong print demands a lot of attention, so don't mix it with another statement piece. Going curvilinear head to toe can be asking for sensory overload, so offset pieces with sleek pumps and delicate jewelry. Prefer to let your accessories do the talking? Striped shoes or a wavy clutch lends visual interest to a minimal outfit.

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Runway photos: (at top, from left) Rosie Assoulin, Dries Van Noten, Christopher Kane, Bottega Veneta

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