Trend spotting: Vertical stripes in vogue

Published: August 10, 2016
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Unless you have had your eyes shut during the latest fashion runway shows, you’ll know you have to make vertical stripes your best friend this season. Dresses, tops, pants or even scarves — just about everything looks better with a few stripes running down.  As compiled from instyle.com and The Huffington Post, here is a list of some winning looks from the ramp.

Victoria Beckham

While the singer-turned-fashion designer usually opts for an all-black wardrobe for herself; she does understand the wonders of vertical stripes. In her most recent show, the former Posh Spice showcased a line of drool-worthy outfits. Mostly in monochrome, the offerings boasted simple vertical stripes in a collection of chic coats and dresses with her signature cuts, embellishments and accessories.

Nina Ricci

The Paris-based fashion house is one of the most sought-after brands in the world, and for all the right reasons. Run by a dynamic mother-son duo, Nina Ricci is known for intricately designed, tastefully embellished gowns that are frequently donned by celebrities at red carpet events. Setting the trend for autumn this year, the designer put forward a line of stunning designs that offer every fashionista some serious style inspiration to rock stripes, but with an innovative twist.

Altuzarra

Altuzarra is a name synonymous with luxury women’s clothing in the fashion capital of France and around the world. The Fall/Winter 2016 collection now available, stocks a number of trendy contemporary outfits in monochromatic vertical stripes that are absolute must-haves for this season. Paired with neutral jackets and somewhat outlandish shoes, the collection beckons you to unleash your bold, yet wild side.

Prada

Even those who know absolutely nothing about fashion whatsoever, are aware of how big a deal Prada really is. The Italian luxury fashion house has proved over the years that its quality and design aesthetics remain unparalleled. Prada is anything but conventional – the team goes the extra mile in making sure every outfit and every accessory truly stands out and that is exactly what onlookers witnessed at the unveiling of the brand’s fall collection. While others play it safe with blacks and whites, Prada brought a brilliant pop of colour and an entirely different range of materials to the table. We saw vinyls and we neons – but at the same time, we also saw chic, practical clothing with vertical stripes that we would love to sport this season.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 11th, 2016.

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