Trend Report: Traditional Patterns

Philippa Morgan Walker

Heritage patterns and prints reappear season after wintry season in a remix of the contemporary and the classic, so you won't faint on the tube to read that A/W 2015 is no different. Traditional prints are back, but this time they are cooler than ever before. The big three to look for are houndstooth, Prince of Wales check and tartan.

We love how our favourite brands—Rodarte and Acne Studios, to name but two—reinterpreted the classic weaves with surprising new silhouettes and personality-packed design flourishes. Miu Miu took a coquettish, whimsical approach to the houndstooth and offset an oversized version of the pattern with snakeskin leather pockets on its thick coats (wear with charisma).

Saint Laurent continued its exploration of the punk with premium sensibilities, hence the Baby Punk satchel in tartan. Yes, please. Chanel and Altuzarra went for subtle and ladylike twists on the traditional cloth, with minimalistic styling and loose-cut tailoring. Whichever style twist you go for, read this first to get the low-down on the look.

Scroll down to decode the catwalk trend, check out who’s wearing the look and shop our favourite picks!

 

Which catwalk look do you love the most? Let us know in the comments below!

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