Since Madamesoille Coco released it as phylosophy more than a mere affectation of style, since her such iconic and glamorous designs began to wear both in the pret-a-porter and in the most sophisticated occasions of high fashion, the stripes pattern, those versatile lines from the “all-around soul”, a little cheeky and extremely chic at the same time, have become a real trend, cyclical but steady, in the international catwalks. No matter whether are the big names in the fashion biz (just think of the stripes blaze that we could appreciate at the S/S 2016 London Fashion Week) or the new emerging designers who take field in the most diverse countries of the world, the stripes wrap, fascinate and are walways all the rage.
The Resort Collection P/E 2017 of Dutch talent, Erik Franken – he studied at the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London and collected professional experiences with Alberta Ferretti and Viktor & Rolf - is a resounding hymn to the stripes as an extension of a relaxed and harmonious sensual woman: pinafore dresses in ton-sur-ton silk sofly falls on the nonchalant silhouette and forms are large but regular: the all-stripes looks envelops without forcing the geometry of the body; the colors are inspired by high definition, play a lot on the black and white contrasts but sometimes hint at more whimsical references with pastel touches of red framing a perfectly balanced collection of elegance and freshness.
Extremely tight eye by the most influential scouter of this industry, important its been her presence at London Fashion Week 2016 (who's on next mentioned) and equally significant outputs of some international fashion press, Anissa was born in Paris, she grew up in Tunis and then graduated in the US , where she also was able, among other experiences, to work alongside the creative trio ThreeAsFour.
Her S/S 2017 collection revisits the classic kimono adding an extremely dynamic and contemporary glance thanks to the stripes pattern: cozy and delicate colors, like beige and light blue enrich the elegance of a girl who crosses the boundaries between East and West and uses fashion as an identity passpartout: turkish style trousers, baggy and perfectly finished, always in stripes pattern, lighten the volume sizes and create a sort of mix-&match with the more rigorous cut, formal coat/tunic presented by the designer.
Nicolas Grigorian, Georgian, began right at the Tbilisi Fashion Week in 2011 and the following year he was the winner of the design contest Be Next, thanks to which he managed to reach a good reputation and to exhibit his creations in prestigious shops alongside big names such as Rick Owens and Yohji Yamamoto.
The latest collection of the designer, presented in Tbilisi for the S/S 2017 enhances the “pop” side of the stripe pattern, proposing, among other, sports clothes in 80'style, revisited with avant-garde details: enriching, in lurex, geometric-cut dresses or representing the color detail on large coats that resemble the ski jackets, the stripes are a constant of the last creation of Grigorian: a common thread of a very dynamic, fun, collection for a woman who knows how to take herself seriously but does not give to the lightness and the panache of a fashion that leaves her completely free.
Founded back in 1999 and with its big debut in shop in 2008 in Copenhagen, Whyred is a true landmark in the Scandinavian fashion scene, an indie touch that has characterized the last season Stockolm Fashion Week for its well-known generous wealth of ideas, creative input, flashes and glances that are not just about women's fashion (Whyred also produces a successful Men collection) but also art, music and technology. A 2.0 hub of proactive and all-around talent, with forays into different worlds and cultures.
The S/S 2017 women's collection has become even noted for its wise, minimal and studied, use of the stripes pattern: never excessive, mixed with floral details, attenuated by conflicts of pastel colors, more reassuring, or inner lining of the robe manteau from casual, almost masculine cut, the stripes represent a subtle but ever-present topic in the collection: a distinctive touch, pure and essential as it's in the style of the swedish brand.