Plaid was a big deal for Fall 2018, as the various types made their way down the runway in every form. From coats to blouses, pants to skirts, every garment was saturated. Let’s take a look at what plaid trends were top tier this season. And for a more in-depth look at plaid, check out Fabric Facts: Plainly Plaid and Choosey Checks.
Buffalo Plaid is characterized by its pattern that looks like repetitive blocks. The perfect pattern for fall, Nicopanda and Miharayasuhiro opted for the quintessential red buffalo plaid, while Chanel blended buffalo with tweed. Sea focused on a more structured looking buffalo plaid, while Versace let the sharp lines blur with their purple fall coat.
Check out these buffalo plaid fabrics:
Head to Toe Plaid
Designers dressed their models in outfits completely compiled of plaid this fall. Creatures of Comfort stick with gray tones throughout, while Versace used as many primary colors they could fit. Sea and Gucci featured fully red plaid ensembles, and Michael Kors mixed red, yellow and gray.
Dress to the nines with these plaid fabrics:
Similar to the print mixing trend featured prominently in Spring 2018, plaid mixing took Fall 2018 by storm. Versace and Creatures of Comfort both managed to feature three different plaids in their ensembles! Michael Kors managed to make a blazer and pants in different plaids look like a cohesive suit, while Sea utilized different sizes of buffalo plaid.
Mix it up with these plaids:
Tartan plaid is commonly used for Scottish kilts and features vertical and horizontal or diagonal stripes cross each other to form different sized checks. Versace created a beautiful tartan school girl skirt with matching beret, while Gucci went for a more professional looking midi skirt. Creatures of Comfort tartan features a well-placed drawstring and Brooks Brothers’ tartan coat is perfect for keeping warm on a chilly fall day.
Take a look at Tartan:
What’s your favorite way to style plaid? Let me know in the comments!