Posts Tagged ‘plaid’

Texture Play

January 23, 2015

Menswear designers have been showing their Fall 2015 collections for the past few weeks, across the European fashion capitals.
Among the emerging trends we love, is a richness of texture and pattern played out in shades of chocolatey brown.

Etro

Etro

Keane Etro showed an overscaled muted plaid coat with flannel pants and an ombre space dyed sweater.

Missoni

Missoni

Missoni mixed a tweed coat with slim windowpane checked pants and topped it with a chevon scarf with a rich autumnal hued pattern at the ends.

Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Ferragamo topped traditional grey trousers with a tumbled leather jacket and a long marled sweater coat that wrapped the neck with a fringed scarf.

Kolor

Kolor

Kolor mixed checks and bold stripes in for a new take on collegiate.

Plaid Redux

March 27, 2013

Plaid is having a resurgence for Fall 2013, turning up as the pattern of choice for many designers. From Celine’s sublime signature coats,to Hedi Slimane’s controversial ode to grunge for Saint Laurent, today’s plaids are used in a way that is anything but classic.

Mulberry’s over-scaled plaid tunic is covered in clear sequins for a glazed effect.

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Mulberry

Celine works bold plaid into new shapes for Pheobe Philo’s covetable coats and mixed, not matched separates and accessories.

Celine

Celine

Celine

Celine

Tracy Reese cuts a tartan circle skirt, and pairs it with a sequined sweatshirt for a young, urban look.

Tracy Reese

Tracy Reese

Designers, such as Antonio Marras and Aquinlano Rimondi took a more retro, ladylike approach with their mixed media plaid dresses.

Antonio Marras

Antonio Marras

Aquinlano Rimondi

Aquinlano Rimondi

Stella McCartney keeps it light, for her voluminous coat.

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Marc Jacobs kept it short at Louis Vuitton, allowing the pattern to fade into an embellished border on his plaid coat.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

Playing With Plaid

November 12, 2012

Plaids are trending for Spring 2013, with a cleaned up yet “grungy” sensibility that hit the catwalks. Love the trend? Why wait? Here is some style inspiration that you can wear right now…

Anna Sui layered a plaid shirt over a printed top and a pleated denim skirt:

Try it for winter with addition of heavy tights and short lace up boots.

Marc by Marc Jacobs worked a plaid shirt dress with a contrasting checked shirt:

Winterize the look by layering a long sleeved Henley style t-shirt under the dress and ribbed tights.  Swap the printed wrapped waist for a rustic leather belt and a scarf wrapped neckline.

Dries Van Noten mixed contrasting plaids together in one ensemble for a modern take on grunge:

Try it with your way, by mixing a plaid shirt with a checked or plaid jacket or bottom. Keep the colors similar when mixing patterns, and play with scale so the look is unexpected, yet controlled.  Add a denim jacket or a chunky sweater for warmth.

 


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