From runway to retail, Libertine to Marc Jacobs to Zara Kids, pins and patches are having a major moment and the trend is stretching across the apparel and accessory markets for Boys, Girls, Juniors and Young Men. Whether it’s rhinestone encrusted flowers, embroidered ice cream cones and skulls, vintage brooches and varsity letters, or enamel pop culture icons (hello, Johnny Depp), anything goes. And the more the merrier! An eclectic collage of adornments gives wearers the freedom to personalize their wardrobes and show off their unique personalities.
Price point and factory capabilities usually dictate how this ornamental trend will come to life on the retail floor. So far we’ve seen it interpreted in a few different ways: Either full-on collages of detachable mixed media pins and patches, a combination of top-applied and printed patches and icons, or fully printed icons. Scroll through the photos below to see a quick overview of the trend on the runway, on the street and at store level. And if you’d like to see how we’ve designed around this theme here at Five Points, just holler! firstname.lastname@example.org