Patterns are in this season. Apart from the popular animal prints, plaid and stripes are also favored by fashion houses, while geometrical prints continue to be popular.
Plaid in different shapes and sizes can be seen in seasonal collections from Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Marni, Dior, Loewe, and Louis Vuitton.
Loewe outlines its plaid coat with uneven stripes, a cinched waist and ruffled sleeves, adding a feminine touch, while Louis Vuitton crafts a patchwork yellow-white-black leather skirt, giving the brand’s signature Damier canvas a stylish look.
In a surprising and fresh twist, Dior adopts classic checks and tartans in skirts, coats, shoes, hats and famous book totes.
Stripes, a perennial favorite, make an appearance in Alexander McQueen, Loewe, and Stella McCartney winter collections. Pairing asymmetrical tailoring with neat pants, Alexander McQueen’s suit coat with patchwork stripes is eye-catching.
Individual brands express themselves by combining geometrical prints.
Italian fashion house Marella has collaborated with artist Liselotte Watkins for their ART.365 collection, featuring unique geometrical designs with loose tailoring and a profusion of colors to present a feminine charm.
(This article was published at The Standard on January 3, 2020: Weekend Glitz: The good and the plaid )