Houndstooth at Erdem, Stella McCartney and Jil Sander.

Houndstooth at Erdem, Stella McCartney and Jil Sander.

Erdem, RST12, London.

The houndtooth check pattern has been appearing in tasteful doses of late in a variety of different contexts. In the Erdem Resort 2012 collection, the traditional monochrome version was presented in a dark blue and verigated pastel colourway that provided a more graphic element to complement Erdem’s floral prints, lacework and embroidery.

Erdem, RST12, London.

In the Stella McCartney Resort 2012 collection the houndstooth was used in both classic black and white and black-on-black colourways. In this collection the houndstooth had a more clean cut, graphic quality, a nice accent against the vibrant stripes, brights colours and tropical florals that were used in the rest of the collection. The houndstooth also helped to tie together some of the other monochrome pieces in the collection, providing a link between the tailored houndstooth trousers and the longer black and white dresses. More Stella McCartney details can be seen here in the post Hibiscus Tailoring at Stella McCartney┬╗.

Stella McCartney, RST12, London.

There was also an interesting hint of the houndstooth check in the recent Jil Sander Menswear collection for Spring-Summer 2012. Here it was seen in a smaller repeat design as a semi transparent version, to add texture to an outer layer.

Jil Sander, Menswear, SS12, Milan.

For more about the weave of the houndstooth check, and to see other examples of houndstooth from recent collections you can view the post Fabric and Textiles: Houndstooth Check┬╗

Images from Vogue.co.uk and Vogue.com.

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