While Summer 2013’s hero print is the trustworthy stripe, the Winter collections name a new knight in shining armour (or kilt, as the case may be).
Versatile, classic, surprisingly trendy, plaid can call to mind anything fromCatholic school girls to lumberjacks to Highland Scots to punks. The difference lies in structure, fabric, form, and well, of course, who’s donning the duds.
In the aftermath of Firenze4Ever, we’re a little dazzled by punk these days, but this season’s tartan treasures open a world of boundless possibilities that we are excited to explore.
Fausto Puglisi takes his unmistakable skater skirts and dresses them in blocks of red and black, adding metallic embroidery and medals for a school girl meets empress kind of extravagance that we can’t resist. Minimaljewellery and black or gold heels will keep all eyes on you.
For insouciant charm in the key of grunge glamour, nothing says cosy like a checked alpaca coat. We love this one by Dsquared, especially for the big cosy pockets we can dig our hands into when it’s cold outside.
The classic plaid shirt is a no brainer for looking street smart. Throw in a pair of Dr. Martens and you’re set for a Sex Pistols concert front and centre. A skirted trouser like this one by D.Gnak by Kang.D keeps the look updated with the current trend towards androgynous tailoring.
We didn’t want to leave you thinking that tartan is only for school girls and punks, so feast your eyes on this image. Clean cut, refined—it’s a look worthy of Chuck Bass—or any dashing socialite for that matter. The photo itself was taken at Casa Cavalli, just to prove our point. Etro’s slim fit tartan trousers are stunning, but it’s the bow tie and the Louis Leeman loafers (created exclusively for us in honour of Firenze4Ever) that really pull it all off.
Which clan will you choose come Fall?