Art of Style

A New Spin on Stripes

Designers have created dramatic new looks for wardrobes and furnishings.

BY May 12, 2016

It would be easy to declare “stripes are back!” although it wouldn’t be headline-grabbing, as they’ve never really gone away. Stripes are as much a wardrobe mainstay as a white shirt and a great pair of jeans. What is fashion news, and therefore worth trumpeting, is the way we’ll be sporting our stripes this spring and summer, as designers have come up with refreshing and creative interpretations of this linear favorite. There are striped fabrics cut on the bias; diagonals mixed with horizontals and verticals; swirling, sweeping lines of vibrant color; and irregularly spaced graphic bands of contrasting hues. With so many options, it’s going to be easy to earn your stripes this season.

Photography by Vanessa Rogers.


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