Trend Watch: Globally-Inspired Prints for Spring

From tie-dye looks to woodblock patterns, spring's top printed looks had an international appeal.

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Many of the looks on the spring runways sampled a globally-inspired palette of prints.
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Spring's top printed looks had an international appeal, from traditional shibori dyeing to woodblock-like motifs. Burberry Porsum's spring collection was intended to be an homage to traditional crafting techniques. Here, a twisted printed dress in orange, green and black.
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BCBG added intricate bead embellishments in zig-zagging chevron stripes to breezy tunic dresses and color-blocked separates.
Pack Topshop's funky geometric-print swimsuit on your next global excursion. We love the retro high-waist styling and flattering boustier top. $64 at Topshop.
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Cynthia Rowley's elaborate geometric prints were given a super-luxe look with shimmery metallic fabric treatments.
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New York-based brand Suno is known for its international design inspirations, and their stark black and white patterns for spring still offered a cool, world-rambler look.
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A geometric print top was shown beneath a graphic paisley jacket in cool greens and blues at Derek Lam.
Pair Tibi's printed cobalt top with a swishy white skirt and cropped jacket for a classic ensemble with just a hint of globally-inspired flair. $275 at Tibi.
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Donna Karan explored tribal motifs for spring with prints that looked as if they were made from broad brushstrokes in black, white and tan.
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Rachel Zoe set an abstract black-and-white motif against a super-bright shade of yellow to create this statement-making shirt dress. $425 at Kirna Zabete.
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Herve Leger added interest to his signature bandage dresses by inter-weaving thick bands of material to create cool geometric patterns.
Michael Kors accented tie-dye dresses with panels of reptile skins. Here, a bright orange look features a halter neckline in red snake.
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Proenza Scouler's exotic spring florals were a perfect counter to the brand's more rigidly-structured separates and sculpted dresses.
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We loved Bottega Veneta's simple, modern treatment of tribal patterns this season. Here, a ruby red cocktail dress finished with black and white geometric bead work.
Likewise, Carven's elegant one-shoulder dress felt fresh and wearable with a woven-tapestry pattern and subtle draping at the hip.
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Indian-inspired paisleys and elaborate beadwork added an exotic element to Pucci's super-sexy silhouettes.
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