Turning stripes vertical for Autumn/Winter 2015 season. 

There's probably no need to talk about the magic of vertical stripes. In other words, the power of optical illusion. Horizontal, vertical, diagonal stripes - all of them are able to change silhouette near to completely. 
Designers are not newcomers when it comes to stripes. Well, they actually love stripes, just like we do. That's why stripes are still here with us in this Autumn/Winter season. Important to point out that seriously all kind of stripes are in this season - horizontal, vertical, diagonal... But as we saw it on the runway, verticals take a special place now. Verticals were seen in most collections from Ann Demeulmeester to Moschino.
Not only vertical stripes can make us visually thinner and taller, but can be helpful in statement-making combinations and bring a bit of fun...

Classic Combo

Vertically striped combo of pants and blazer/shirt is such a classic. And a must-have of the season according to Ann Demeulemeester and its designer Sebastien Meunier, who considered pants should be cropped and blazer elongated. The best thing about such a tandem is that you can pair it up with absolutely everything from court shoes and ankle boots to sneakers and loafers. 

Statement Stripes

Statement stripes is another way to play around verticals this season. In what sort statement? It can be either bold, wide enough stripes or in a popping, eye-catchy color. Many good examples were demonstrated by Balmain and its designer Olivier Rousteing. The best ways to apply statement verticals are super wide, flared pants and super long cardigans.


Vertically striped dress. This is going to be one of our favorite options. Just think about it a dress upgraded with vertical stripes that elongate your silhouette. Sounds like a dream piece, right? And thanks to Jonathan Saunders and J. W. Anderson vertically striped dresses go in a variety of seasonal fabrics and styles.


Sportswear inspired items with old school prints, like Bugs Bunny or Duffy Duck, is the way to go this Autumn. Jeremy Scott and Moschino again brought back good old memories from our childhood. What can be cooler than sporting vertical stripes together with favorite cartoon characters?

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