Trash couture chain prints are this season’s must-wear print! Adorned on everything from crop tops, sports feel jumpers, bomber jackets and track trousers, leggings and racer-neck bodycon dresses – there are so many ways to wear it! Inspired by classic chain print silk scarves, these pieces have a luxe fashion-forward feel. Heady prints of chains, swirls, flowers and animal skins in rich colours of yellow gold, fuschia pink and white stand bold against stark black. Baroque fashion became popular in the late 1980s when Gianni Versace added a wild pop art twist to the Italian artistic tradition of Baroque design; replacing the cherubs and angels of Italian frescos with contemporary gold chains, Medusa heads and leopard prints in his bold collections. The chain print trend has no doubt been influenced by the recent Versace for H&M which featured Versace’s signature prints. The high street has an abundance of designer-inspired chain print pieces on offer – Topshop’s S/S12 South Pacific range in particular has a high-fashion feel. Top style tip: make a scene and clash your chain prints – this trend is all about excess!