Be it Brigitte Bardot in Breton stripes or Marimekko's cult classic the Tasaraita T-shirt, stripes have a long and illustrious sartorial history. Now street stylers are rejigging this print with a stroke of styling genius for 2023
Stripes have made a resounding comeback across the board, dominating the fashion calendar both on and off the runway as of late. During the latest fashion weeks, designers unleashed their creativity, infusing stripes with an undeniable sense of modernity. Gone are the days of traditional pinstripes and predictable monochrome colour palettes. Instead, we were treated to a kaleidoscope of mesmerising patterns and electrifying hues, creating an unparalleled visual feast for the fashion-hungry crowd.
It was a mode quickly adored by our favourite street stylers. On the pavements of New York and the cobblestoned streets of Paris, stripes were displayed in a diverse range of widths and orientations on display. Vertical versions elongated silhouettes, creating a sense of statuesque elegance, while horizontal lines took on a more playful and energetic vibe – exemplified by fuzzy Loewe knits and crochet skirts.
The most impactful interpretations of stripes this season came in the form of punchy colourways. Vibrant primary colours collided in a symphony of hues, creating a visual feast for the eyes in Copenhagen, where bright aquatic blues mingled with citrus shades of orange. This chromatic explosion injected a renewed energy into the current fashion landscape, leaving spectators exhilarated and yearning for more – and more we shall have.
Whether vertical or horizontal, monochrome or multicoloured, stripes symbolise audacity, confidence, and unapologetic self-expression. Scroll below for new inspiration on incorporating this classic into your closet.