The British invasion is alive and well on the fashion avenues of Europe. Vintage to contemporary versions of the Union Jack…adorned tee shirts and accessories to home furnishings…with actual flags hung in stores throughout the fashion capitals. Traditionally colored or re-colored in black and white to bright tones, this emblem of irreverence and tradition is perfect for the times
Checks, Plaids & Argyles
Checks, plaids, and argyles are back in a big way. Clan tartans in traditional color ways are most exciting in directional silhouettes and unexpected accessories. Checks are the most popular shirting option for the season...mini to maxi, bi-colored to multi-colored, printed to woven, checks are layered and mixed with each other as well as with florals and stripes. Medals of honor are iconic yet fashionable additions to this British inspired movement.
Always a rite of passage into the Spring/Summer season, stripes are fresher than ever…Awning, rugby, umbrella, candy cane, nautical, men’s shirting, ticking, and toweling stripes are all contemporary options when colored in vibrant brights on white or in exaggerated scales on homewares to RTW. Creative stripeage comes to us from Pantone to Smeg with nautical to color blocked looks leading the way.