Fashion week Autumn/Winter 2013 is in full effect and to no surprise the designers are giving every fashionista life. Runway season motivates every fashion enthusiast in some kind of way. Whether it is to design, blog, write, style, or shop, everyone is motivated by the brilliant designs that come down the runway. On the runways for spring 2013 one pattern stood out from all the rest, plaid. This pattern is usually restricted to fall runways but because of the array of colors and light weight fabric it has made its way into the spring season.
Just to give you a little background on the pattern, plaid. Plaid is a pattern that consists of horizontal and vertical bands that cross each other in two or more colors. This pattern comes in four different patterns. The first Tartan is associated with Scotland. The second pattern, Border tartan, consists of small dark and light checks. The third pattern, Tattersall, has thin vertical and horizontal stripes evenly spaced and repeated to form squares. The forth and last pattern is Madras is the most popular and is typically seen in black and red.
All four of these patterns were seen on the runways of Moschino, Chanel, Riddle Me This (New Zealand designer), Vivenne Westwood Red Label, and of course Burberry. For all the fashionistas wondering where you can get this trend without paying a fortune, the answer is ANYWHERE! Check all of your vintage/thrift stores to find this pattern. When shopping for this trend, keep an open mind and do not be afraid to get it in an array of colors. Get the pattern in suits, dresses, shorts, light jackets, and skirts. Also, look for oversized or monochromatic graphic patterns.
Spring starts Wednesday, March 20th and ends Thursday, June 20th, so start looking now!