Stripes are always on trend. This traditional print can be seen in the collections by famous fashion designers every year. Whether thin or thick, horizontal or vertical, stripes are very popular. This time the print has been reimagined and brought up to another level. Do you want to know about these changes, about new combinations and modern variants of wearing?
As one of the easiest and the most classic fashion patterns, stripes make the modern men’s wardrobe look different year after year. For spring and summer 2015 famous designers have used this motif in their pieces from striped knits in amazing colours to wide-striped tailored suits. What style would you prefer?
Stripes on the runways for SS2015
Fashion designers have created minimalistic and modern effect, giving this traditional print a chance and incorporating it into a modern wardrobe both for formal and casual occasions.
Famous fashion house Gucci has embraced stripes and added them almost to all the pieces of the summer nautical collection, making reference to all the men at sea – from pirates to naval officers. Vertical stripes prevail, they are applied to lean blazers, formal collar shirts and trousers. Gucci has used this pattern even in the details, such as sleeves on the blazers and summer coats, summer bags and neck scarves. All the elements are work together. Think about striped ankle-length pants in maritime style, they are perfect for summer.
Fashion brand Dior Homme has highlighted stripes in printed knitwear. Kris Van Assche, creative director of Dior Homme, offers bright colourful stripes as one of the trendiest pattern of this spring. Striped knits are very versatile and they are like a little bridge between youthful clothes and fashion trends. There are different colour combinations like white, red, navy, grey and yellow, mixed together with traditional Dior print.
Kenzo tells a romantic story of an American man in France. Designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have created the innovative collection with luxurious fabrics, structured silhouettes and beautiful patterns. They have taken inspiration both from France and the US. Soft shade like mint, apricot, coral and cerulean remind us about sweet Parisian macaroons. Graphic asymmetric stripes look wonderful and fresh.
Other designers also has added striped pattern in their collections. Paul Smith offers vertical, horizontal and zigzag stripes of the traditional brand label’s colours. J.W.Anderson has showed collection with striped looks with blue, olive and mauve, which consist of shirts and trousers paired with the neck scarves.
J.Crew’s menswear collection for spring and summer 2015 is made mainly in indigo blue. It’s inspired by the ocean blue waters. Maritime stripes of different shades can be met on bermuda shorts, blazers, sweaters and shorts.
Stripes in everyday wardrobe
It’s time to make experiments. This season is all about it. You can hardly say that stripe is something new in the fashion world. But look from the other side – it’s a good opportunity to change attitude to classic prints and to make them look fresh and new. Pastel or multi-coloured stripes and block prints are very popular. Wear them with neutral pieces and you will not go wrong.
If you like tailored pieces, a striped jacket or trousers will add summer-ready element to your smart wear collection. Striped blazer can be teamed with slim chinos, a light linen shirt and trendy suede loafers. This look will for sure attract everyone’s attention. Head-to-toe striped outfit sometimes can look rather overcharging, but you can combine mismatched separates. For example, you can combine a diagonal stripe top with vertical striped pants. Mix length, direction, colours and width, add accessories and be stylish.
The video of Gucci menswear runway show for SS2015