Gingham is back. The plaid pattern, also known as the picnic blanket pattern, reappeared during the 2015 Spring Fashion Week.
But this isn’t the first time the pattern has surfaced on the fashion scene; Gingham has been a part of fashion for a number of years. Although the pattern is typically associated with folk culture, fashion icons famously modeled it in the sixties as well.
Gingham was featured in playsuits, trousers, coats, among others. With the help of designers Diane Von Furstenberg and Altuzarra, this playful pattern claimed a spot as one of the best trends of the week.
The print is often associated with spring because of its sweet and charming energy. Pastel of bright colored gingham provides a more feminine look, such as seen with DVF’s mod playsuit. The modern shape of the ensemble, including short shorts compliments the strong blue gingham. Pair a gingham print with a sophisticated playsuit to achieve a blend of retro and contemporary fashion.
For a less vibrant outfit, playing around with gingham clad trousers or business suits makes for a structured yet innovative look. Altuzarra’s blazer and pencil skirt was wrapped with red gingham, adding a fun pop of color to a professional business style. Smaller gingham print with bolder colors like red or black helps tone down the look as a whole.
The 2015 Spring Fashion Week gave gingham new style and form. From sheer fabrics to plunging necklines, gingham is the perfect pattern for the upcoming spring season. The timeless, picnic pattern is here to stay.