Nothing Kate Moss does in the public eye is ever low key but her latest collection for Topshop attracted even more of a style buzz than usual.

Not only did she take her ninth collection to New York for the first time, the supermodel employed the power of prints to appeal to fashionistas.

She teamed up with Liberty to rework three of her favourite iconic designs from their archive: the spriggy Meadow, bold Poppy and retro Nouveau to appeal to every print personality.

That's the beauty of patterns - they come in every permutation from the wacky bright and bold, to faded and delicate designs.

Statement prints are the ideal way to pack a punch with your summer look. Just one print-led piece can inject some pizzazz into a tired wardrobe, whether you pick a dress, top or jacket.

Power prints are an investment buy for the season ahead too - just ask Sienna Miller. The fashion-forward actress recently stepped out in a bold Jonathan Saunders geometric dress from the designer's upcoming autumn/winter collection.

Don't stand in the shadows this summer. Stand out in the pick of this season's hottest prints.


Remember those optical illusion pics that made your eyes water with 3D glasses? Well, they're back, but this time they've made it into our wardrobes. Think psychedelic swirls and pixellated prints in super-bright shades, as seen at Alexander McQueen. These prints have instant impact, so no fussy accessories - or 3D specs - required.

Try: Warehouse optical print dress, £35; George at Asda multicoloured graphic print top, £12; Marks and Spencer ditzy graphic dress, £39.50.


Floral prints make their spring comeback year after year but they're blooming better than ever this season. Luella showcased ditsy spriggy prints, Erdem opted for Monet-style watercolour lilies and there were cartoonish oversized blooms at Marni. It should be easy to sniff out your perfect flower power print on the high street. The big decision is whether to go girly or garish.

Try: Almost Famous floral print mac, £130 at Oli; River Island vintage blue rose dress, £54.99; Principles floral print metallic top, £55.


If there's one way to get into holiday mode it's via global fashion. Tribal prints ruled the runway at Vivienne Westwood and Anna Sui. Embrace the high-summer season in technicolour African-inspired prints or work a more understated look with earthy neutral ethnic designs. Top off your look with this season's on-trend tribal necklace to really make an entrance.

Try: Monsoon Osaka tribal top, £35; Joy African print crochet neck dress, £45; Republic crafted Aztec skirt, £19.99.

Polka Dots

Everyone's going dotty over the polka spot trend this season, and you can go as demure or brazen as you dare. Louis Vuitton showed pinprick mini polka dots, while House of Holland flaunted oversized 'look-at-me' spots on the catwalks. Be spot on with the classic monochrome colour combination or mix things up with Minnie Mouse retro red and white.

Try: George polka dot dress, £14; Dorothy Perkins spot chiffon top, £25; BHS polka print satin blouse, £22.


Origami pleats and obi belts featured on the catwalk at Basso & Brooke but the bold Japanese-inspired prints really stole the show. Think oriental blossoms or edgy geometric designs in a cool colourway of bright pinks, purples and blues. Go the whole hog on your oriental fashion adventure in kimono style dresses or tops.

Try: Littlewoods Love Label oriental silk print dress, £59; Matalan Papaya Oriental print top, £10; ASOS oriental embellished dress, £65.