Fashion

Fine lines: why you should invest in stripes this season

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Oscar Barkenbom

This season, we suggest you earn your stripes – be they knit or sheer, thick or thin, straight or warped. Ideally, all of the above at the same time

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Stripes, just like houndstooth and checks, is one of those classic prints that seemingly never fall out of favour with the fashion crowd. Stripes have become a basic, and just like any muted hue of black, white, grey or beige, these fine lines lay the foundation for other prints or strong colours.

The most icon iteration of stripes is arguably the Breton top of 19th century French sailors. In 1858, the striped shirt became the official uniform of the navy, featuring 21 stripes which were said to make it easier to spot sailors who had fallen overboard. Entering the 20th century, these specific stripes gained favour by stars ranging from Pablo Picasso to Audrey Hepburn, Marlon Brando to Madonna. The intervention of celebrity ensured that Breton tops climbed into our fashion conscious and have remained there ever since.

Pullover, €200. Our legacy. Turtleneck, €79. Baum und Pferdgarten. Knitted trousers, price on request. Marni. Heels, €420. Ugo Paulon. Photo: Marcus Ohlsson

Fast forward to the autumn/winter 2021, and we have a new spin on the classic print. Our stripes no longer have to be of the sailor kind but instead take on abstract swooping shapes in a plethora of colours and fabrics. For our October-November issue, where the stripes were pointed out as one of the trends to watch this season, Vogue Scandinavia's fashion editor Tereza Ortiz played with the idea of print on print. Here, texture textures become essential. Marni's crotched trousers in the same colour family as Baum und Pferdgarten's sheer top works beautifully together as the fabrics are virtual opposites.

Loewe autumn/winter 2021.

Eckhaus Latta autumn/winter 2021.

Boss autumn/winter 2021.

On the runways, we saw Loewe embrace swoops and swirls in primary colours on jackets, trouser and dresses. The eye-catching styling saw the print broken up with a graphic black base layer and burgundy leather boots. At Eckhaus Latta, a fine knit, ribbed dress, trouser and wrap-skirt combination in tone-in-tone lilacs opened the show, while Boss showed a blue dress smartly utilising the directions of the stripes to create dimension.

As we all set out to embrace a plethora of fine lines, below, we've gathered the best stripes available to shop now.

Credits:
Photographer: Marcus Ohlsson
Stylist: Tereza Ortiz
Hair: Erika Svedjevik
Makeup: Fredrik Stambro
Videographer : Oscar Barkenbom
Models: Sara, Zoe, Marika, Fiona, Julia, Erica
Stylist Assistant: Jonas Hellis Timmås
Hair Assistant : Isabell Larson
Makeup Assistant : Viveka Sun


Invest in these fine lines

Jodi top

Baum und Pferdgarten

SHOP NOWEUR 89
Striped vest

Monki

SHOP NOWEUR 25
Striped crochet-knit straight-leg pants

Marni

SHOP NOWEUR 950
Pop-over shirt dress

Arket

SHOP NOWEUR 79
Ami de Cœur striped turtleneck sweater

Ami

SHOP NOWEUR 380
High-rise striped tulle midi skirt

Dries Van Noten

SHOP NOWEUR 290
Jacquard wool-blend midi dress

Loewe

SHOP NOWEUR 1300
Striped wool-blend sweater

Acne Studios

SHOP NOWEUR 590
High-waisted midi skirt

Victoria Beckham

SHOP NOWEUR 340
Slim-fit striped shirt

Cos

SHOP NOWEUR 35
Stella Printed Tank Top

Weekday

SHOP NOWEUR 15
Missy cropped jeans

Ganni

SHOP NOWEUR 345

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