“Blink” Print: Geometrically

This week we’ve dropped in a couple of posts on some of the hottest print directions. The ‘reflected’ and photo-realistic directions look incredibly innovative and directional, but it’s nice to also look at one of the print directions that is pretty continuous, just morphing from influence to influence, but essentially always under the banner heading of ‘Geometrics’. Impacted by the textural and artistically hand executed trends recently, and incorporating some brilliantly commercial looks like the till ringer that’s stripes. Here are some of the strongest geometric looks that we spotted in the past week or so.

Blondie, vintage geometric print

Blondie, vintage

Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols

Juicy Couture

Juicy Couture

River Island

River Island

Ted Baker

Ted Baker

Topshop

Topshop

Reiss

Reiss

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Blink Travels- On the tiles in Istanbul

We spent a full day exploring in the most historic part of Istanbul, mainly with our mouths wide open in wonderment at the absolute beauty and amazing ancient architectural feats of engineering.

I was really inspired by all of the pattern and decoration, mainly created with incredibly intricate tiles and fretwork throughout the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in particular. Here are some shots to share with you the joy of the softly geometric patterns we saw, plus a shot taken in the Roman cistern, Yerebatan Sarnici.

When asked if I wanted to stop off at the ‘cistern’ on our trail, my immediate response was ‘Do I look like a girl interested in cisterns?’- well, it doesn’t sound very glamorous does it? I was more focused on how to slip the Topkapi diamond into my handbag. Well, on this occasion I nearly missed out on one of the most amazing sights in Istanbul. The cistern is architecturally and historically stunning- not to be missed!

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

The Roman Cistern, Istanbul