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Trends & Subcultures

Monday, March 11, 2019

Heritage Check: A Modern Aesthetic

WORDS BY STEPHEN YU

 

Heritage check print continues to dominate this season. A trend our team of interns traces back to Demna Gvasalia’s breakout collection for Balenciaga (if that’s wrong, blame them), this season’s offerings have seen designer’s get more creative. Ginghams, plaids, and tartans can be seen on a variety of novel pieces alongside the more traditional overcoats, blazers, trousers, skirts, and suits. Whether you’re going full Burberry chav, faux lumberjack or classic Prince of Wales, you should definitely check out (see what we did there…) our top tips on how to wear this check season:

 

The Full Look

 

Wear a matching suit trouser and blazer combo for a chic tailored look. Alternatively, harness the power of another of this season’s biggest trends - mismatched prints - by mixing different types and colours of check in one look.

 

▼ Shop the Look: 1/Isa Arfen Check Mix Midi Skirt 2/Burberry Vintage Check Wool Kilt 3/Versace Tartan Wool Blazer

               4/Versace Tartan Medusa Buckle Cotton Pumps 5/NINA RICCI checked blazer 6/NINA RICCI checked full skirt

The Full Look

Oversized Check Coat

 

Boxy and oversized is how to wear your top coat this season. Layer it over a clean, neutral look or over more check if you’re feeling bold. You’ll know you’ve hit the sweet spot when it looks like you’re wearing bae’s jacket. Aftershave and stale menthol cigarette smell not included.

 

▼ Shop the Look: 1/Stella McCartney Check Coat 2/Miu Miu Oversized Tweed Coat 3/Off-White Double Breasted Checked Coat

          4/Tibi Double Breasted Woold Blend Blazer Dress 5/Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Plaid Jacket 6/Rokh Checked Trench Coat

Oversized Check Coat

Subtle (and not so subtle) trousers

 

Go with some subtle check patterning on your trousers for a classy look, or spice things up by channelling your inner punk (or Rupert The Bear) with a loud tartan.

 

▼ Shop the Look: 1/Balenciaga Checked Carrot Leg Trousers 2/ETRO Prince of Wales check trousers 

                            3/Ashish Mid Rise Sequin Tartan Trousers 4/Push Button Check Cropped Trousers

Subtle (and not so subtle) trousers

Schoolgirl

 

The check is on everything from sexy slip dresses to flowing shirt dresses, to trendy midi skirts. So it’s completely up to you whether you want to go sultry St Trinian, or ‘Gogo Yubari grew out of fighting and deadly weaponry'.

 

▼ Shop the Look: 1/Miaou Short Check Fitted Dress 2/Gucci Pleated Check Midi Skirt 

                         3/Monse Patchwork Plaid Asymmetric Skirt 4/Khaite Daniella Long Dress

Schoolgirl look

Asymmetry and check detailing

 

Play with the shape and size of checks this winter. From asymmetrical jackets and skirts to flared trousers and cozy cardigans.

 

▼ Shop the Look: 1/LE MONT ST MICHEL checked cardigan 2/SARA BATTAGLIA checked flared trousers

     3/MM6 Maison Margiela Checked Single Breasted Coat 4/McQ Alexander McQueen Checked Skirt

Asymmetry and check detailing

Western

 

Anything Americana goes. Lumberjack, cowboy, rodeo. Take your pick.

 

▼ Shop the Look: 1/GUILD PRIME check jacket 2/BLUGIRL check shirt 3/VIVETTA checked shirt 4/ASPESI checked shirt

Western style
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