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Graffiti Is Having Its Moment This Season

Banksy revealed his latest work on a bridge in Hull in January. The Pre-fall collections are covered in prints inspired by it. And that’s just an appetiser of the art movement dominating the runways and exhibition circuit in the months to come. These are the brands, names and places to know for your next graffiti fix.

The Pre-Fall pieces

One of the season’s biggest – and boldest – prints: scrawls with a rebellious, counterculture edge.

Msgm (1 & 4)

Inspired by Britain’s post-punk, new wave scene in the ’80s – and in particular, the sub-culture’s “grand dame” Vivienne Westwood – founder Massimo Giorgetti swathed romantic plaid-patterned, Victorian-tinged blouses and dresses with a graphic marker scrawl.

MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS (2, 3 & 5)

For his diffusion line, the beloved New York designer launches an eight-piece capsule collection that pays tribute to the tagging (graffiti speak for a stylised signature) that blanketed the city in the artistically vibrant ’80s. Expect his name in block letters, as well as more fun motifs in black and white on bags, shoes and even watches.

Burberry (6 & 7)

Its “Burberry London England” tag is well known, but its Pre-Fall interpretation could just be one of its most radical: a contemporary graffiti scribble splashed across the likes of bodysuits, leggings and boots. Mix and match with other pieces in the eclectic collection, which references everything from ’80s skaters to ’90s ravers, for a refreshingly upbeat take on maximalism.

Coach (not pictured)

Following the reveal of a 70m-long graffiti mural featuring its signature “C” logo at the Botanic Gardens MRT station in April, the label continues to celebrate New York’s riotous art scene with a collection featuring the work of graffiti artists Whisbe and Jason Naylor on ready-to-wear and leather goods in stores this month.