Lately I’ve been mad about tropical elements that are put in dresses, tops, skirts, scarves and bags. As opposed to prints like zigzag, chevron, polkas, stripes and other common prints that are easy to recreate, tropical elements just like florals do have a wide variety of designs that differ from color combinations to specific images used to form a large scale print. Being a graphic designer, I’d have to admit not all designs appeal to my taste in a graphic sense. More often than not, I take time in choosing a specific print that I like (which unfortunately I get to see from high-end fashion clothing stores that usually are beyond my budget) 🙂 I very well differentiate if an artwork was made with exclusivity and hard work. Most importantly, if it’s something not anyone can easily make a replica from.
To further explain my ideology of “tropical prints”, I tried to collect some sample of tropical prints evolving from a jungle look to more specific prints like bananas!
Starting off with that specific element I look for in tropically printed fabrics.. The banana leaf.
My sense of tropical style lately is more of greens and white. Plain green leaves on white background is a simple yet a strong punch for a tropical design.
Banana flowers sprouting against dominance of green.
In phone cases and wallets.
The pointy palm leaves are a perfect match to rounded, softer edges of the banana leaves in different shades of green detailed in highlights and shadows for a more 3d effect.
Aside from loving the piece itself, how can you not love the combined elements of tropical and geometry on this! A few hints of oranges was a hit.
Tropical preempts the use of more “greens”, but for a profound tropical feel, elements of wild birds, ferns and florals add contrast and more “jungle” character.
This shoe print reminds me of Jurong Bird Park in Singapore.
Royal blue backgrounds against faded tropical elements is also a winner. This time, the design is more on a hawaiian side with gumamelas, plumerias and palms.
A cross of floral and tropical because of the balance of florals and hefty greens on the background.
Deep contrasts and unsaturated neutral hues.
I know this very much looks familiar.. A Zara tropical print staple!
Here’s to more unsaturated look.
Perfect tropical on broad white sheet.. Colors come alive with perfectly drawn tropical elements with its true color and shading.
On a neon side..
A more eccentric look with a lot of contrasts of saturated hues.
Adding more unique prints as I go along with my search for best tropical prints!
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