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Prints Charming

There’s so much fun with this season’s great variety of print patterns.

Few fashion trends evoke such polar opposite views as prints. Discussion around prints falls squarely into the “love ’em or hate ’em” debate. A word of warning is due here: If you’re in the latter camp, you could find this season somewhat challenging, for this is the year that just about anything goes in terms of print patterns. Designers have clearly been inspired by a wellspring of references as diverse as fruits, animals, maps and stars; there are bright, childlike novelty prints and softly hued designs evoking vintage travel posters. If you love prints, you’ll find this season’s offbeat offerings a lot of fun; and, after all, shouldn’t fun be a part of summer fashion?