Style: Issey Miyake prefers pleats, for me, it’s prints please, and only in dresses. So let the dress-fest continue with sumptuous samplings of summer-end smocks in promiscuous prints.

Jason Wu, Pre Fall 2012

Jason Wu. Indian Maharajas and artist Charley Harper resonated with Mr Wu for pre-fall. My lady-like selection nods to the latter with a bold geometric print fifties style dress, adorned with leather gloves. This is an easy must-have look for the autumn months.

Tibi Pre Fall 2012

Tibi. Girly floral prints do nothing for me at all; I prefer to keep my floral print choice slightly obscure. Amy’s pre-fall collection mixes menswear-inspired sportswear with this bold vibrant floral print exquisitely. Tough yet feminine without the girly factor.

Zero Maria Cornejo, Pre Fall 2012

Zero + Maria Cornejo. Textured prints with a hint of trompe-l’œi are a trademark achievement for Cornejo. This silk tunic dress with a twist, literally, speaks volumes shaded in a monochromatic print and a dash of bold green.

Erdem, Pre Fall 2012

Erdem. A bold colour scheme sets the story—orange, chartreuse, royal blue and camel, that all sing against an energetic floral print. A stunning collection and this dress will keep you boldly cool during the remaining days of summer.