Plaid is Not Just for Lumberjacks and Scots!
The re-resurgence of plaid in the fashion world is a welcomed departure from the oversized grunge flannel shirts that dominated the 1990's! Seeing tartan on the runway in neutrals, bright and soft tones is a breath of fresh air.
Whether hip-hop inspired plaid threads like in Marc Jacobs' new line, or plaid was found when exploring what it means to be British like Jenny Packham - tartan was present in almost every new line that hit the runway this year.
Here are some of our favorite photos from New York Fashion Week Fall 2017:
(L-R: Jenny Packham, Coach)
(L-R: Mara Hoffman, Claudia Li)
(L-R: Rosie Assoulin, MISBHV)
(L-R: Öhlin/D, Tome)
(L-R: Marc Jacobs, Baja East)
(L-R: Tory Burch, Kenzo)
Plaid, of course, wasn't invented by Kurt Cobain, and this isn't the first time plaid has hit the runway. Tartan has been used by high end vintage clothing designers such as Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Claire McCardell, and many more for decades.
Here are some of our favorite Dressing Vintage plaid pieces that look 2017 runway-ready!
Vintage Plaid Skirts
(R-L: Pendleton, YSL, Valentino)
Vintage Plaid Dresses
(Top L to Bottom R: Yves Saint Laurent, Lou Ette California, Claire McCardell, Janice Kay, Yves Saint Laurent (Brown), Charles Cooper)
Vintage Plaid Outerwear
(Top L to Bottom R: Sandra Sage, Mildred Warner, Kenzo, Mondi, B&W Valentino, Brown Valentino)
Vintage Plaid Suits
(L to R: Chanel, Valentino (Gold), Valentino (Gray))
Vintage Plaid Accessories
(From L to R: Nicholas Ungar, Fontana, Therese Ahens
Compare the modern trend with it's vintage counterpart side-by-side down below! Which do you prefer?
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So glad to see all of that plaid! I’ve missed it and I love your plaid skirts!