Statement stripes dominated the catwalks throughout the Spring/Summer 2018 runway shows, proving an established method to adding explosives of colour to our wardrobes. From vibrant colour blocking at Givenchy and Tory Burch to more subtle, softer tones at Jason Wu, the stripe is as we’ve never seen before in such varied forms of sizes and colours – there really is a stripe for everyone. As seen at Temperly, stripe it all out in co-ords for a modern take on the trouser suit or alternatively see Kenzo for layering stripes with a plain tee underneath for a softer approach of the trend. Vertical stripes were clashed with horizontal stripes at Philip Lim for a fun and energetic combination.
L-R: Givenchy, Temperly, Kenzo, Tory Burch, Jason Wu, Phillip Lim
Stripes on the Highstreet
Stripes on the highstreet are following on form from the catwalks, appearing in a variation of colours and sizes and printed onto an array of different garments. Opt for intricate stripes, for a more intense print, perfect for teaming with jeans or a plain skirt. For a more fun take on the trend, choose stripes which vary in size across the print or stripes which are ruffled and distorted. Creating a chilled summer vibe, striped co-ords work great off the hightsreet too, and they’ll be perfect as separates for teaming with other wardrobe staples. For a much more subtle take on the trend, opt for plainer garments with fewer statement stripes running along the side seams.