Good day, dear reader! Do you remember that the popularity of stripes started even in ancient Egypt, where the great pharaohs wore striped wraps round the heads. They also used to wear striped collars identifying their lifestyles one from the other with the help of the color. The worriers used collars with red stripes, for instance, but the priests wore only blue. Many epochs after that period in 1846 queen Victoria dressed her 4 years old son as a sailor for his first steps on the royal yacht. Since those times, every child wearing striped garment was considered to be “royal” and everyone was paying much attention on him with great enthusiasm. So, white and blue frock with 21 stripes symbolizing each victory of Napoleon became the uniform of the French navy. Later in 1917 the Great Mademoiselle Coco was so impressed after her journey around the French Rivera, where she saw the navy wearing frocks. As a result, Chanel started to sell this kind of fashion clothing in her boutique in Deauville, France.
Frock was the best loved piece of the wardrobe of Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, among the superstars like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot, singers like John Lennon and other famous musicians. Ever since Brigitte Bardot or Jane Birkin did the stripes tee looks in the 60s and 70s, we somehow still find ourselves resorting to this simple yet massive statement style. It does indeed hold a bit of French chicness to it, and that Cote d’Azur summer vibe, no question about it.
The best popularity stripes both horisonal and vertical got during the last few seasons. It’s on the top of trends at the fashion weeks in London and Milan, we find it among the collections of the conceptual minimalists and adorers of femininity. With stripes taking over the catwalks of designers such as Louis Vuitton and Balmain, it's one of the key trends of 2015. With LV playing around with multidirectional lines, and Balmain nodding to this classic trend with a burst of new color, the nautical fashion trend has been given a contemporary makeover for the season.
Whether they’re going up, down, horizontal, diagonal, mixed or matched STRIPES trend 2015 will be ever on top. Nautical print can visually correct your legs and make the shiluette more sophisticated.
A striped garment is always perfect. It looks so polished and so sophisticated and the best part about this print is that it goes with any colour. Actually it looks amazing with a pop of bright red, blue, green, orange or yellow. Think hot heels, or bucket bags for example.
Victoria perfectly combines the stripes with solid color top and vest and we can give her an excellent mark for mix and match play here. Conjunction of bright trousers with the calm ups brings harmony to the total look. Just I want to underline that you always need to fell the frontiers of how to escape the “too much”.
Play around with your favorite cuts and colors, and work the trend yourself with all our favorite striped buys...
PANTS - ZARA
VEST - FRENCH CONNECTION
PUMPS - RIVER ISLAND
TOP - WOLFORD
HAT - ZARA
SUNGLASSES - GOIRGIO ARMANI