Inspired by Mara Hoffman's swim collections and keeping the Stylesight Spring 2015 Megatrend "Impulse" in mind I came up with three coordinating prints. I've been intrigued by woven textile traditions from the "Americas" lately, and I think that crept into the stripe a bit. I've been fascinated with the similar qualities in Navajo, Mexican, Columbian, Peruvian, Guatemalan and even Inuit textiles.
I ended up blending two different design briefs into one collection. Over on Pattern Observer, Chelsea's Challenge has a "Runway Inspired" brief, and the Make It In Design School Summer School Intemediate level brief was for swimwear with a "fun retro inspired pattern". Specific details were to "think large-scale motifs, including at least one strong bold geometric shape.
I started thinking about 60's pop inspired geometrics, and came up with a few different patterns: