This New Print Will Be Bigger Than Polka Dots

This summer, when it comes to prints, polka dots seem unbeatable—but there's another print poised to become just as popular. Checks have long been an autumn staple, and for autumn/winter 2018, they've been given a makeover in bright colours by the likes of Isa Arfen and Versace. "Traditional checks have been at the forefront of the trends for several seasons," says Lisa Aiken, Net-a-Porter's retail fashion director. "Our more directional brands have experimented with colour to give our woman a reason to buy new. Overall, the trend has been very strong—we've increased the category by 20% since last year. Tibi's Cooper oversized Prince of Wales checked wool and silk-blend blazer is a best seller."