From the sunny towns of the French Côte d’Azur to the NYC runways and soon to the streets, the gingham pattern makes a fresh entrance to the fashion scene of spring 2015. Once so beloved by Brigitte Bardot who wore it on her wedding day in the 50’s, today this joyous print wins hearts of fashion designers who reinvent and revive it in their spring collections.
Single or multicolor, vertical or horizontal – stripes of all types and combinations cross the streets and walk the runways with a real dazzle of bold lines and contrasting colors that dizzy yet draw the astonished eye. Among all of them, zebra stripes strike with a transfixing color duet that performs a mind-blowing act of pure sophistication and refined elegance spiced with a dash of exotic vibe.
Dragonflies, grasshoppers, scarab beetles, butterflies, bees, cicadas: they all conquer the fashion world spreading their wings on the Red Carpet and beyond! Striking prints, embellished appliqués, exquisitely crafted jewelry, ornamented accessories: insects have them all covered. Allured by the papparazi’s flashes, bugs become stars in Valentino, Vera Wang, Givenchy, Lanvin, to enumerate a few. Metamorphosing from creepy, crawly beasts into mesmerizing, beautiful creatures, insects touch our imagination and convince us to come closer and look at them in amazement.
So let’s take a look!
You can see a lot of the houndstooth pattern on the streets again this season: scarves, blouses, pants and…purses! Are you a happy owner of the houndstooth too?