Streetstyle Trend: Checks for chicks

December 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Featured Items, Streetwear, Trends, womenswear

J. Crew, Marni, Jonathan Saunder; all designers who opted for checks this fall. J.W. Anderson probably scored this biggest hit with it’s checked sweaters, which we spotted in the streets of Milan and London. Funny how something so simple can become such a hit, right? Well, if you have any fashion item that has a bold check print you should start wearing it. How nice is it we can start wearing checked shirts tied around our waists again? Tweeds, pied-de-poules, tartan and hound tooth checks will do the job too. Don’t hold back, wear a fashionable kind of check.


Trend Fall/Winter 2012/2013: Checkmate

October 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear, Trends

Farmers, gentlemen and clowns; they all strutted the international catwalks sporting checks. Not your average black and white though; checks and tweeds came in unexpected colors and shapes. Tartan style at Van Beirendonck, Etro and Vivienne Westwood. Country inspired at Burberry and Zegna. Oversize at Browne and Yamamoto.
Opt for a head turning effect in a complete checked suit and matching hat like Browne, Von Assche and Yamamoto. Or work this trend more subtly in small checks (Burberry), perhaps just a modest touch of the print popping from under a sleeveless vest (Dsquared)? Working some tweed or checks into your wardrobe is never a bad idea. Besides, even a checked handkerchief can make you part of this gentlemen’s club.

Menswear Trend Report SS2011: Checks Please!

July 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear, Milan, Paris

Checks are always present in the new menswear collections and this season was no exception. From D&G to Hermes, Dries van Noten, Kenzo, Viktor & Rolf and Versace; all used checks in their spring/summer 2011 collections.

D&G placed them on their summer blouses, Dsquared, Hermes and John Richmond opted for a checked shirt and Versace, Zegna and Dries van Noten presented checked tailored suit jackets.

Though the completely checked look can be too much for anyone who doesn’t work in fashion, you certainly can’t go wrong with just one checked item. Go for some large checks (this seems to be the trend this season) and complete your look by adding clean one-colored items.

Check out our gallery above for some inspiration.