#TREND: CHECK PLEASE
The latest look on the runways doesn't fit in just one box.
This story was published on September 12, 2012.
First came the wildly colorful tribal prints of spring 2010. They were bright, bold, and grew tired faster than we'd hoped (considering the amount we invested in it...oops!).
Next up was the spring '11 fruit-craze (e.g. see Prada: Bananas, Stella McCartney: Citrus), which Dolce & Gabanna revisited the following spring, only this time it was a full-blown garden party. Though definitely fresh and cheery, the fruits and vegetable fad seemed equally short-lived.
Though we can't officially confirm the prominent pattern for spring '13 (until after London and Paris shows come to a close), the checker print is definitely our top contender.
But don't assume we're talking about the basic black-and-white box format: The checks seen this Fashion Week have shape-shifting powers, making the results far more complex than the one-note trends of the past.
We've seen yellow checkers that we're quirky and fun at Timo Weiland, girly blue gingham-esque box prints at Nanette Lepore, a bold dramatic set of squares at Marc Jacobs, followed by adorable city-meets-beach checkered turbans and scarves at Marc by Marc. And that's not even the half of it (see Ann Yee, Betsey Johnson, and Kate Spade's checkered manicure). Check out our favorite from spring '13s checks mix (sorry, had to!) bellow. We're thinking you'll definitely find at least one set of squares that matches your mood.