As you've noticed, this Spring's prints are more vibrant and multidimensional than ever. Though part of it has to do with aesthetics, some of it is aimed at counterfeiters.
"One of the main reasons we have chosen to explore two-dimensional design and surface through embroidery is that it is very difficult to copy. The labor involved is difficult and time-consuming, which makes mass producing and/or copying impossible," said Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler in WWD. Dolce & Gabbana (left) designer Stefano Gabbana added: "Though our creativity is never influenced by counterfeiters, whoever wants to copy this collection is in for a tough time."