Friday, October 8, 2010

Trendspotting: Stripes

From the photo diary of ioulex, via The New York Times Style Magazine
Stripes are everywhere at Fashion Week, from New York to Paris.  Stripes evoke classic prep, especially this past summer when everywhere we looked we saw nautical boat stripes!  This fall and upcoming spring, the style gets edgier from designers.  The stripes are still there, but in varying widths, colors, and fabrics.  Sonia Rykiel had stripes on top of stripes on top of stripes, while Marc Jacobs played with knits, diagonals, and color to evoke a more bohemian-inspired look:
Haider Ackermann, Marc Jacobs, and Sonia Rykiel 
Of course, how could we talk about stripes and fashion week without talking about PRADA??  The Milan show was stunning, and made us think of Futurism, Gatsby, and pop all at the same time.  The fabrics in the show--fur stoles, Japanese cotton--were luxurious while the simple horizontal stripes were simple, clean, and minimal.  Overall, the catwalk captured an artistic glamour, one that seems unattainable and commonplace at the same time.  Here are some of the amazing stripe looks:

Doesn't it make you want to be walking the beach in Saint Tropez?  Especially with that HAT!!

So eclectic and classic.  This look can definitely work in Fall as well with some updated stripes and great accessories.  Below, Kitty pulled a stripe top from AKA New York with beaded/jeweled detailing at the shoulder.  She paired it with an orange linen scarf from Love Quotes and a killer Kenneth Jay Lane necklace.  This look matches bold colors and patterns with intricate accents, so it's classic and fashion-forward at the same time.  It's casual and sophisticated, and works for anything from having a chic lunch with friends to cheering on the alma mater sports team at alumni weekend!  Swap out every color scarf for every mood.  The linen feels so fresh and young--perfect antidote to dreary fall days!

AKA New York top, Love Quotes linen scarf, Kenneth Jay Lane necklace


  1. Fabulous trendspotting, darling!
    Lovely runway selections and look!


  2. yay for stripes!! i second couture carrie - great trendspotting!


  3. stripes are always a favorite of mine....well, and prada,!


  4. luv it <3

  5. I like the stripes, esp in the first picture! great blog! hope you will become a follower of my blog too?

  6. Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog!
    I love all the stripes we've been seeing lately. Nothing quite tops a striped breton T'shirt and jeans.

  7. Just wanted to let you know that I've selected you for my Reader Of The Week on my blog, check it out when you get the chance

    ~Chanel Chad


  8. Very cool site, thanks for stopping by. I'd love to send you a look book once my scooter luggage collection launches. Who should I email to?

    Much continued styling success!
    JJ Scholl

  9. loved sonia rykiel. the queen of the knit stripe can do no wrong. thanks for all the kind comments on my blog! xx

  10. fur with stripes ♥