Fabrics and Textiles: Variations on Pinstripe

Fabrics and Textiles: Variations on Pinstripe

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Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, Menswear, SS12, Paris.

The classic pinstripe has been appearing in a lot of collections of late and it makes for a good opportunity to see how different designers bring the pinstripe into their own context.

Most often pinstripe is associated with suiting and tailored garments but even within this context there are so many variations that designers have to play with – lapel shapes, double breasted vs. single breasted jackets, different coloured grounds for the stripes, slight variations in stripe colour, using stripes on the bias, in different scales… and on and on.

Often when you see these pinstripe pieces within a larger collection these individual twists can get lost, but placed side by side with the work of other designers it makes it easier to play spot the difference to see how each designer has made the stripe feel contemporary, and to make the pin strip fit for their brand.

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Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, Menswear, SS12, Paris.

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Jil Sander, Menswear, SS12, Milan.

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Lanvin, Menswear, SS12, Paris.

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Umit Benan, Menswear, SS12, Milan.

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Jean Paul Gaultier, Couture, AW11, Paris.

Images from Vogue.co.uk»

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