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PRINTSPIRATION: PART ONE

29.08.13

In a print-inspired collaboration with Catwalk Queen, we have asked the girls from their editorial team and the girls from Reiss HQ to style up their favourite Reiss prints their way. Acting as inspiration for our 'printspiration' competition, where you could be in with the chance of winning a £1000 gift card, we talk print with the Reiss girls this week and the Catwalk Queen girls next week. Meet the Reiss girls...

Name: Stacey Smith

Job: Ecommerce Merchandising Assistant

Talk us through your look.

I chose to wear the Pippa printed silk shirt with my Mulberry handbag, denim shorts and cut away boots.

What was your inspiration?

Every year I’m inspired by festival fashion.  Denim shorts are a wardrobe staple and the shirt adds an on-trend bold finish. 

Where will you wear it?

I’ll be wearing this look for the rest of the summer; the shirt is silk and lightweight so it’s perfect for an early evening BBQ and drinks with friends in the park.

How could you style it differently?

I’ll be adding a leather jacket and swapping the shorts out for a pair of jeans in the winter months.

How will you wear prints in AW13?

I’m currently enjoying clashing prints, it’s been a huge trend throughout the summer and it’s sure to continue in AW13.

Name: Karina Hancock

Job: Menswear Product Assistant

Talk us through your look.

I’m wearing the Giselle rose print silk dress with a Sass & Bide khaki jacket, styled with a vintage belt and sandals from Australia.

What was your inspiration?

My Sass & Bide jacket is a favourite item in my wardrobe; I love how it complements the colours of the dress.  The accessories came together based around the look as a whole, it’s quite eclectic.

Where will you wear it?

I’ll be wearing this look for a dinner reservation with friends.

How could you style it differently?

For the cooler months ahead, I would team the dress with tights, a pair of boots and a black shearling leather jacket.

How will you wear prints in AW13?

I love printed trousers! I'll be teaming them with relaxed t-shirts and a good jacket.

Name: Bonnie Yau

Job: Womenswear Garment Technologist

Talk us through your look

I’ve teamed my Rosie geo print silk shorts with a Topshop crisp boxy shirt, gold buckle leather boots and a Reiss statement necklace.

What was your inspiration?

Over the past couple of seasons I’ve been heavily influenced by street style.  I love to see how other people build outfits in a way I wouldn’t necessarily think of.

Where will you wear it?

I’ll be wearing this look for dinner with the girls.

How could you style it differently?

Juxtapose with heavy knits for the colder British weather.

How will you wear prints in AW13?

I’ll be wearing prints with clean contemporary pieces for a modern look.

Don't forget to check out Catwalk Queen's take on print next week - and enter our 'printspiration' competition now.