Be in no doubt- for A/W14, check prints maintain all of their style kudos. The classic British brands lead the charge on the runways, with checked tailoring making an appearance across many Savile Row based brands. From oversized window pane style checks to traditional glen plaid fabrics, the timeless style held a strong presence in many differing iterations. Heritage brands kept the look elegant and clean, with little distraction from the main event. Richard Nicoll was in on the act, too, with windowpane prints splashed across suiting. McQueen took a more rebellious approach with a vibrant pink and black check double breasted suit whilst the likes of Trussardi, Bottega Veneta and Brioni kept it slick with classic grey. If it’s impact you’re going for, nothing does so better than a full suit. Grey or navy are the obvious choice- and arguably the easiest to style- but Black Watch tartan also provides strong inspiration for a manner of sharp styles this season. For those who prefer to test the waters before fully committing, a check blazer or trousers are a safe yet modern bet; style with colour block basics to keep the look subtle and pulled together.
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