When I recently sifted through my Instagram saved folder, I noticed that I’d been bookmarking a ton of beautifully unique prints—most of them from brands based in Latin America. While I’ve always loved prints, I think cheerful patterns will be particularly popular this summer as the world slowly comes out on the other end of the pandemic. Why wouldn’t you want to wear something that feels celebratory and stylish at the same time?
Hailing from Colombia and Uruguay, the five brands I’ve included below have all mastered the art of the summer print. There are no ordinary, run-of-the-mill designs here: Everything is wonderfully original and often made by hand. Scroll down to shop for the best summer prints from Latin American brands.