Inspired by dismissed furniture fabrics and mismatched decorative wallpapers, Chintz is becoming a prolific trend for Summer 2017.

Feminine Prints | Clean Florals

Shaped by decorative home furnishings and offbeat interiors, Chintz is a modern twist on clean authentic florals and heavily repeated patterns.

Erdem | S/S 16 | Resort 2017

Erdem Moralioglu takes his ongoing fascination with Japan’s ‘modern girls’ of the 20th Century and approaches his Spring/Summer 2016 and Resort 2017 collections with intricacy and detailing. His selection of rustic jacquards and embroidered tailoring convey a decorative Japanese inspired spin on western dressing.

Gucci | S/S 2014 | S/S 2016 | A/W 2016

Never scared of an outgoing print, Gucci have included Chintz inspired patterns in their collections for years. The Italian fashion house combine the perfect level of refined elegance with bold, block colours and shapes.

Gucci | S/S 2016 | A/W 2016

Gucci | Fall/Winter 2015-16

The dramatic patterns are formed with heavy woven jacquards and tight applique textures, showcasing their skill in constructing tasteful designs.

Cinq a Sept |Pre Fall 2016 | Resort 2017

Jane Siskin’s latest line, the elegantly romantic Cinq a Sept takes influence from The Art’s and Craft’s movement, using simplified floral prints. The clean shapes of the garments balance the heavily repetitive prints found in both the Pre-Fall 2016 and Resort 2017 collections.

As the fashion industry continue it’s journey through Asian influenced print and pattern, the influence of Chintz, a minimal interpretation of the Arts and Crafts Movement is only set to expand further into Summer 2017.


Written by Cara Mulligan

Edited by Christina Wright


Vogue (2016) Cinq à Sept [Online] Available at http://Http:// [Accessed 9/6/16]

WWD (2016) Jane Siskin Launches Cinq à Sept Collection [Online] Available at http://Http:// [Accessed 9/6/16]

British Vogue (2016) Erdem – Pre spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear. Available at: (Accessed: 10 June 2016).


British Vogue (2016) Gucci autumn/winter 2016-17 ready-to-wear. Available at: (Accessed: 10 June 2016).


British Vogue (2013) Gucci spring/summer 2014 ready-to-wear. Available at: (Accessed: 10 June 2016).


Soane Britain (2016) Wallpaper. Available at: (Accessed: 10 June 2016).


V & A (2012) Quilted chintz palampore, maker unknown. Available at: (Accessed: 10 June 2016).