All About Checkers | Part 2

Fashion is constantly evolving from decade to decade and trends seem to always return with a new twist. Take, for example, Marc Jacobs’ spring/summer 2013 op art inspired collection for Louis Vuitton at Paris Fashion Week with bold, colourful, chic checkered patterns and compare it to the elegant, classic, subtle fashionable checkered patterns of the 1950s. Year after year we always see new collections with a hint of inspiration from the past. I enjoy both sides of the spectrum and feel that I am inspired by both in different ways (whether it be the cuts or the prints).  A mix of trends from the past to current trends, in my mind, is the ultimate fashion statement. 

retro-checkerboard-prints

1958: Nina Leen photographs five models wearing fashionable dress suits at the Roosevelt Raceway betting window. | http://www.art.com

Louis Vuitton collection (Spring-Summer 2013, Paris Fashion Week)

Turn the clock 55 years forward and arrive at Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. | celebsvenue.in

Check out “All About Checkers | Part 1” (last post), inspired by these trends! 🙂

11 thoughts on “All About Checkers | Part 2

  1. Closet Fashionista says:

    I always love seeing old photos that inspired designers with their collections. (although it’s not the exact thing that inspired marc jacobs, it definitely could be, haha) It’s fun to see ways they interpret old trends and make them new again

    • Alyshea Surani says:

      I completely agree- trends of the past seem to come forth in the future trends. Although this was not what inspired Marc Jacob, we can see for ourself the details that connect the past and the present together in fashion and some designers are inspired that way 🙂

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