Trend Watch: Bold Bird Prints for Spring

Top designers shared a "bird-brained" impulse for spring: bold, graphic prints inspired by feathery members of the animal kingdom.

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Sure, animal prints are a perennial fashion favorite, but rarely does a single one become a trend in and of itself. This season, birds of all shapes and sizes served as inspiration for some of spring's most memorable prints, including this charming pink parrot motif at Marc by Marc Jacobs.
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Jill Stuart's sweet swallow print in pink and lavender lent a feminine feel to her silky, pajama-like separates.
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Altuzarra's wild bird prints are among the most in-demand pieces of the season. Here, tropical bird-print trousers are styled with a sporty leather parka and sheer black blouse.
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Net-a-Porter
Incorporate a touch of feathery fashion into your spring wardrobe with Altuzarra's green bird-print blouse (though be sure to purchase soon -- they tend to sell out fast). $825 at Net-a-Porter.
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Reed Krakoff found inspiration in Audobon's classic prints for his statement-making printed separates.
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Sure you may turn heads walking down the sidewalk, but Manish Arora's wild cage top -- piled high with stuffed parrots -- is sure to make a statement.
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For a comparatively down-to-earth take on the trend, try pairing Jil Sander's sweet hummingbird-print tee with a peplum waist skirt and cropped blazer. $820 at Net-a-Porter.
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Suno's slouchy wrap dress in pale yellow features panels of swirling florals and a few perfectly-placed birds. We love the look with the tousled updo and red stained lip.
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Shopbop
Sass and Bide's bold bird-print skirt features graphics in candy shades of magenta, yellow, turquoise, and orange. $385 at Shopbop.
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A mixed-up bird print adds interest to a classically feminine evening look from Carolina Herrera.
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Modcloth
A dainty dove print and a ruffled neckline makes Modcloth's orange and blue sundress the perfect choice for a weekend picnic or park adventure. $47.99 at Modcloth.
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Parrots and swallows may have been plentiful on the catwalk, but only Giles tried rendering a giant swan graphic onto structured pieces like this strapless, feather-embellished cocktail dress.
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We love the way Commuun's dainty parrot print is subtly blurred at the edges, suggesting the birds' wings are in motion.
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Kenzo's quirky parrot print lent a tropical feel to more tailored pieces in the collection like this sculpted strapless dress.
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Topshop
For a quick nod to the bird bonanza currently underway in fashion, try Topshop's easy bird-shaped cocktail ring. $20 at Topshop.
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