Monday, September 15, 2008

Yeah, we’re biased . . .

Bias plaids are really swaying designers lately! The trend started with Fall 2008, and it is continuing for Spring 2009! The most fabulous aspect of this trend is that bias plaids are so flattering! In the same way that diagonal striped patterns trumps the horizontal ones, tartans cut on the bias are far more figure-friendly.
At left: Anna Sui Spring 2009
FALL 2008
Left: 6267
Below: Wunderkind
These two photos via Other runway images courtesy

At far right: Alexander McQueen
Antonio Berardi
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Yigal Azrouel
Ralph Lauren
Left: Zero Maria Cornejo
Right: D&G
Christian Lacroix
At right: Bill Blass Resort
Michael Kors
Miss Sixty
Zac Posen


Bebe topstitched suede hobo
Comme des Garcons tartan check wallet, at
Moyna sequined clutch. Visit
Lauren Merkin Louise blue lumberjack plaid clutch, at
Dsquared2 platform pump

Banana Republic silk geometric print pencil
Alexander McQueen tartan tulip skirt, at
ASOS tartan tiered mini - just $46.50
TOPS . . .
Ad inspiration: Dolce & Gabbana!
Joie navy plaid ruffle shirt. Visit
Thakoon twist top. Go to
Fab plaid chiffon top, only $12.50 at!
Juicy Couture riding coat, at
Cinched waist tartan jacket, at
At far right: Y3 plaid capelet. Visit to buy.
Celeb style inspiration: Sienna Miller- CC loves!
Get Sienna's look with this adorable cotton check bomber jacket, at
At left: Balenciaga
Photo via community.livejournal
D&G shirt dress, at
Kimchi Blue silk cross-front dress - $58 at
L.A.M.B. mod button dress, at
Right: Forever 21 Hadiya dress
Fellow Fashionista Danz of Fatal Attraction 2 Fashion did a wonderful plaid post yesterday, and if you look closely at her street style pics, you will see someone wearing this adorable little frock! Great minds, right D?
Left: MK2K sleeveless plaid woven dress, at
Michael Michael Kors portrait collar shift - so adorable!
Vivienne Westwood Red Label tartan print dress, at (for styling ideas, check out the runway photo!)
Deal of the Day:
This adorable 3/4 sleeve bias plaid shift is just $34.99 at Target!


Kate of All Trades said...

Living in the Pacific Northwest, I'm finding myself especially drawn to the lumberjack plaid (I think other people call it hunter plaid??) like that blue and black handbag you pictured. Forever 21 has the most adorable jacket in red and black but when I tried it on, I found it had fallen prey to that common F21 malady - great design, bad cut. It just doesn't come together the way it's supposed to. Tried multiples...sad.

Loving the new layout, by the way. :)

Emily said...

that green, ruffled top is my fav...i like how it adds a bit of girliness to the look.

LML said...

i need some more of this plaid/check/tartan in my closet!

hollyshambles.x said...

i'm SUCH a sucker for plaid, it's so timeless and attractive -- perhaps its just my scottish roots lusting after all the tartan you've featured, but i can't help but love it! (:

Susanna-Cole said...

I do love plaid, there are some amazing plaids you've posted here! And maybe this is a stupid question, but I'm curious what is "bias plaid"? I've never heard someone say bias plaid... I just know plaid as well, plaid. :)


Dapper Kid said...

I love love love plaid! The Dolce and Gabbana campaign is delightful, the photographs are fantastic :)

Annnd 100 origami cranes?! That sounds awesome! Lol I have a family of cranes on my windowsill, two large ones, three half the size, and a tiny baby one that made with tweezers :)

lisa said...

Ooh I like this trend!

Anonymous said...

Sorry I haven't stopped by, but my freaking internet conection is driving me nuts.

I love the D&G's new ad too!
I find this trend very casual-chic, sort of country but very very elegant. I love it :)I saw this plaid shirt in Stradivarius the other day, so gorgeous... it's stuck in my mind while this little voice keeps sayin 'Buy me, BUY ME' =P

Keep rockin, CC. I so love this blog!

Bombchell said...

some people know how to make plaid so incredibly chic & sophisticated that you forget its plaid, and others just remind u of something overused, everwhere, tablelcoths & lumberjack.

OMG at those shoes!!!


Thanks for all your fantastic posts. I love tartán specially Ralf + D&G style. Your pic make me many ideas to dress up.
kss from Spain cute girl

WendyB said...

My pal Christian Francis Roth has a mixed plaid jacket that I'm definitely getting!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-Sienna does look stylish here!! I love the Viv Westwood dress too.

J'Adore Fashion said...

the dsquard2 pump is so hot! can't get enough of the tartan/plaid look--lovely :)


Lisa said...

ooo this speaks to my heart.


The Seeker said...

I'm so in love with plaid!!!
I have just a few pieces, but I'm thinking in taking the most profit of them.
I would like to try to mix some plaid, but it's so difficult to pull it really well.


Penny said...

wow that is such a subtle detail that i hadn't even noticed! great eye cc!
i love the dress at Anna Sui

megan said...

ooh, i, too, am mad for plaid -- there's an orangey ruffled plaid shirt at the gap that's calling my name right now.


Danz said...

Hey CC! Love this bias plaid post! Great minds indeed ;)

My faves from your runway selection are Anna Sui, 6267, Michael Kors, Miss Sixty and Zac Posen.

The blue lumberjack clutch and Banana Republic skirt are fabulous!

Thanks so much for the mention CC, I linked to your post as well :)

I also think the F21 dress is really cute - I esp. love the colours!

Enjoy the rest of your day darling!

Savvy Mode SG said...

okay,i officially change my mind about plaids.

The Clothes Horse said...

That 6267 dress is amazing. I like these much more than the usual plaids.

The Lil Bee said...

Thank you thank you thank this roundup!

Fifi Flowers said...

Love the Tartan shoes! I can hear angels playing bagpipes!

Nemerae said...

Love most of the outfits!! *.* Plaid can be really chic :) I have a shirt from H&M and now I want a dress!

Glamourosa83 said...

Que monton de fotos super inspiradoras!!! Gracias por la recopilación!!

Tengo que salir a buscar alguna cosita de tartán para esta temporada pero de momento... ¡empezaremos por una sesión de pelu mañana! :-)

No se si llegue a invitarte a mi otro blog antes de irme a Madrid, sino dímelo que te invito... ¡necesito tu mail!


xAx said...

I love the fringe, fur etc from the last post...there's a dog across the road that looks pretty similar to one of those shoes, lol. The tartan i'm feeling, i think Ralph Lauren is having a pretty strong couple of seasons.

Dana (pron. like Donna) said...

I almost bought the plaid f21 dress!! But it looked too tent-y.
I have had such a personal resurgence of my childhood plaid obsession - jeez. I can't remember the last time I scoured for something quite as desperately as I did for a yellow plaid dress for fall - AND I HAVENT FOUND ONE YET! Poo.

Anonymous said...

Oh you had me at Anna Sui! I love plaids - and bias plaids definitely seem to be more flattering. I was actually on the lookout for some plaid wonders a few days ago so thank you for posting these I'll definitely have to check them out!

PS. You have me stalking Net-a-Porter for the AKA New York dress you posted a few days ago - if our Aus dollar wasn't so dismal I'd be snapping it up in a heartbeat!

Dropsofglamour said...

Never really been a fan of tartan but I think I could cope with that Mini/cropped jacket from Topshop.

Missa said...

I am so lacking in the plaid department, bias or otherwise. That little yellow bomber is sooo cute!

enc said...

Checks, plaids, all on the bias, I love them all.

fashion herald said...

i can't get enough of fabulous brown plaid. And that CDG wallet.

Diabolina 3.1 said...

loving the forever chiffony.

strikeapose said...

I love the Alexander McQueen!

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I adore this pattern ... especially in very feminine cuts :)

Lil Midget said...

And I put up a post on Anna Sui with that blue tartan outfit. And I've some really nice tartan corsets up too :) Hope you check them out


chuckles said...

I love the plaid pumps. I think it's more than a trend, it's a fashion basic.

Anonymous said...

Ok, so here I am thinking I don't like patterns much and as I read this post I am in love with nearly EVERYTHING!?

Too many gorgeous things to name...

atelier said...

I will take my dad plaid shirts! I love this trend

AusAnna said...

ooooh plaid and ruffles
love it
so so cute.
cant wait to see summer plaid over here.x

Señor Quinquillero said...

Creo que el desfile de Antonio Berardi es de lo mejor que se ha visto este invierno. El pase que has puesto (Shannan Click) es magnífico.

Por cierto, ¿te caen mal la Loren y Penélope Cruz? :)

Un saludo.

S said...

My heart skipped a beat when I saw this post - LOVE it so much. And the D&G dress...ahh I tried it on a couple of weeks ago but couldn't afford it and now it's sold out and I'm kicking myself for not just putting it on my Visa haha.
Great compilation as always CC - you're the best!

The Stylish Wanderer said...

Lovely plaid and pictures.

Im such a sucker for anything plaid as well

Vanessa said...

Beautiful finds!

VIVI said...

We will have squares for a long time as you explain us, then it will be a good idea to buy some accessories.

So Stylish So Sassy said...

love plaid!! maybe b/c I was in Catholic school for 10 long years of my life, it just grew on me! LOL!

Mimi said...

I like plaids and their look is something between scottland and a school girl.I own a vintage skirt and definately gonna take it out in winter.

Modelizer said...

I must say that after learning about all the trend forecasting websites that exist yesterday [I honestly had no idea!] everyone that's onto this trend just feels unoriginal and like they all read the same report and decided to make it into a trend. Oh no! I'm becoming even more cynical about fashion. Maegan said...

absolutely loving plaid right now....and the Dolce ads are at the top of my list!!! love them.

Anthea said...

Those plaid pumps are fabulous! I love your new banner. The blog looks great :)

myriam said...

The dsquared heels...gah! I remember photos of the models walking with the heels in their hands because they were not able to walk in them. They are amazing anyway, haha!

Sarah Marie said...

Ooh how fun! All of this plaid makes me so excited for fall! yay! I have one of those F21 pieces -- and now I want more!