As the temperature’s cool down and get ready for the fall season, we pull out our favorite boots and layer our clothes. This fall calls for brocade (seen in Balmain, Marchesa, and Proenza Schouler), fur details (as in 3.1 Phillip Lim, Fendi, and Jason Wu), and finally prints.
While there are floral prints (rag & bone and Paul & Joe) and abstract prints (Prabal Gurung and Roberto Cavalli), what interests me the most are the deconstructioned plaids. Designers such as Derek Lam and Akris put a new, fresh twist to the traditional plaid. These prints aren’t your ordinary plaid but they have their own rhythm. Rather than the traditional clean, straight lines, deconstructioned plaids – like the name – are are little more messier and scratchy. The designs are an interesting print that are juxtaposed with tailored tops and bottoms. Finally the solid details in the collar or cuffs complete the looks; making it an interesting yet suitable look.
Both designers have taken this unusual pattern and incorporated it into their full head to toe look. Why not make a bold statement this fall with a printed jacket and pants combo? Push the limits and mix up the regular grunge plaid.