GLOBAL EVENTS FOR FASHION PROFESSIONALS​

GLOBAL EVENTS FOR FASHION PROFESSIONALS​

Checks change the boundaries

Tartans, lumberjack or Scottish plaids, iconic checks fabrics are the sign of an assured, charismatic, impertinent style. They have long given the streets of Paris, New York and elsewhere a British touch, but what do they have in store for us now? This season’s checks are refined yet brazen, dressed in a new sophistication, in bright and joyful colours. 

 

This timeless pattern escapes the classic boundaries for a reinvigorated look

 

Shedding their formal codes, checks fabrics are coming to life, finally breaking free to grasp the pleasure of creativity. These refashioned checks don’t try to imitate menswear; they lay claim to femininity, to diversity, in a bubbly, modern style. They are liberated from the identity and origins of checks, seeking more poetry, imagination, singularity. The new checks are a breath of fresh air; they fly in the face of any rural or citified categories, transcending territories, rising above clichés with optimism, to explore new avenues.

 

As for colours, the checks of the 2019-20 season have opted for depth, ranging between subtle variations of complex cameos, bursting multicolour bouquets, a few sophisticated darks in tangent with gentle colours. Half-tones rule the day: coloured neutrals, peppered with bright, showy accents that give the look an extra kick. Lighter combinations are also present, evoking a snowy luminosity, soft and pearly. The checks seem to be drawn with coloured crayons, infused with rainbows, shrouded in tinted mist. The austerity and weight of tradition have no place in this exquisite, positive and nuanced palette full of freshness.

 

For fabrics, the checks make ample use of fancy yarns, especially plush, to hide their tracks and disrupt the rigid patterns. Woolly and cotton yarns play with subtle, slowly shifting shades, introducing an impression of soft focus. The surface treatments such as brushing and water-proofing add even more value.

 

Far from rustic, the season’s checks express a savvy sophistication. They take a new approach, with an open mind to the patterned structure and the carefully dosed use of soft, bright or dark colours to strike a fine balance, a positive harmony, serenity twinkling with curiosity and independence.

 

Some Checks fabrics from the Marketplace

checks fabrics - Lanificio Lamberto


Lanificio Lamberto, Italy

col.5541 / WIENNA40

 

Category : Fabrics

Subcategory : Woollens

Composition : 70%WV 26%CO 4%PA

Colour : Multicolour

Season : Autumn winter

 

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checks fabrics - Tessitura Carlo Bassetti


Tessitura Carlo Bassetti, Italy

Spirit-71-2 / Spirit

 

Category : Fabrics

Subcategory : Casual

Composition : 97% CO  3% PA

Colour : Multicolour

Season : Autumn winter

 

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checks fabrics - NIKKE TEXTILE CO.,LTD.


NIKKE TEXTILE CO.,LTD, Japan

T19601 / Nikke Washable

 

Category : Fabrics

Subcategory : Technical fabrics

Composition : 100% WOOL

Colour : Multicolour

Season : Permanent

 

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checks fabrics - FOLGAROLAS TEXTIL


FOLGAROLAS TEXTIL, Spain

Turkana 4

 

Category : Fabrics

Subcategory : Plain

Composition : 94%CO  4%PA  2%EA

Colour : Multicolour

Season : Autumn winter

 

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checks fabrics - NEILL JOHNSTONE


NEILL JOHNSTONE, United Kingdom

NJ110-1-B1 / Grand Tartan NJ110

 

Category : Fabrics

Subcategory : Colour-wowen

Composition : 100%Wo

Colour : Multicolour

Season : Autumn winter

 

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