Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Chevron Station

You zig, I zag! The geometric "V" design is providing graphic inspiration for many a designer!
At right: mechanical grille in the lobby of NYC's Squibb Building.
At left: Miu Miu chevron dress

Viktor & Rolf
Credits: Architecture picture via nytimes.com. Runway photos via style.com except where noted.
Rubin Singer, via nymag.com
Sonia Rykiel
Rue du Mail skirt
Jaeger London kaftan
Christian Francis Roth asymmetric dress, via nymag.com - CC loves this one!
Todd Lynn sweater
Gareth Pugh
Hussein Chalayan
Michael Kors high-waisted bikini
Jean Paul Gaultier

Celebs love the chevron!
Jada Pinkett Smith, courtesy glamourmagazine.co.uk
Clair Danes in Zac Posen, via instyle.com.
Left: Thread Social coat with fringe detail. Visit shopbop.com.
Right: Helmut Lang geometric print reversible coat; this and next three at net-a-porter.com.
Giles Flick mini dress;
Mulberry silk striped ribbon dress
Left: Anna Sui beaded spaghetti strap dress

Right: Mara Hoffman geometric print mid-sleeve minidress. Visit tobi.com.
C&C California Mitered stripe dress (back view), at shopbop.com.
Sass & Bide From Me To You top, currently on sale at net-a-porter.com.
DVF Konin sweater. Go to shopbop.com.
Right: L.A.M.B pieced pencil skirt, at nordstom.com.

Left: Emilio Pucci color block skirt, at net-a-porter.com.
Runway Inspirations...
Right: Loewe handbag
Left: 3.1 Phillip Lim necklace
Lauren Merkin Char Louise zigzag knit clutch, at shopbop.com
Mogil Cami mini clutch at pixiemarket.com.
Celeb scarf inspiration: Nicole Ritchie wearing a fabulous chevron wrap. Photos courtesy overobsessorized.com.
Coach Signature fuchsia silk Ponytail scarf
Anna Kula chevron striped scarf ravinstyle.com.
Runway love at left: Prada sandal
Chie Mihara pointed court shoes; this pair and next at asos.com
Strutt chevron ankle boots
Giuseppe Zanotti metallic Taisela peep toe pump. Visit chickdowntown.com
L’Wren Scott in collaboration with Christian Louboutin Lady Chevron pumps– these subtle stunners are currently half off at net-a-porter.com!
Couch couture: Dransfield & Ross pillow, at barneys.com.
Tell CC: Does geometry inform your style?


Absolutely Unique said...

Oh CC, I adore that white outfit from Todd Lynn! I want one!

La Belette Rouge said...

Chevron skirt with oiled leather boots and a service station shirt would be a perfect ensemble to get a wardrobe running on all eight cylinders.;-) Seriously, I love that LAMB chevron black and white pencil skirt. Very chic!!!

Cara Mia said...

those platforms are just yummy!
love the helmut lang coat too, fabulous!

Claudia said...

why do the affortable things look so ugly comparing to the couture ones? I want to be rich!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-I so want the Sonia Rykiel dress, totally divine!

Callie Grayson said...

thanks for the comment on my blog.
i am loving the rubin singer dress and the tunic by phi! yummy

lisa said...

The Mulberry dress is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh, your posts make my wardrope seem so... out. ^^

Hope evrything's alright :)

WendyB said...

I've tried on the Christian Francis Roth dress and it's so flattering!

♥ fashion chalet said...

Fantastic prints and colors.
Lovely photos of Nicole, too!

Thanks for your comment, sweetie :)

xo/ fashion chalet

glory said...

no puedo creer que rapido sacas post de lomas divinos, estas haciendo un gran trabajo, me encanta pues nos muestras mas tendencias de las que creiamos... me encanta saludos

Dana said...

I love it in black and white... patterns and bright colours are too much for me!!

Savvy Mode SG said...

i actually find this quite savvy. good one CC.

Isa said...

Congrats! Your blog is really amazing, you've a lovely taste for the best trends!

Anonymous said...

great post! love it all, especially the anna sui dress.

La Condesa said...

Uau, I'm really impressed with the work you've done selecting all the pictures and spotting the common trend. congrats!

Kira Fashion said...

I love it!
so modern pattern!

a kiss!!

...love Maegan said...

loving the chevron print

miss vintage love said...

I love that pillow!

shoebox said...

I love the Christian Francis Roth dress and the one on Claire Danes :)


Capuccino B. said...

wow! grear post! the last show of V&R was woonderful! :D


My favourite is the Rubin Singer dress and of course the Louboutin pumps but I'm crazy about Louboutin!!!

Nemerae said...

I didn't know about this trend, and I have a pair of flat shoes with thath print! haha =)
I like the way Nicole Richie wears it, and also the dresses by Jean Paul Gaultier and Rubin Singer.

Lisa said...

love it Carrie!!!

...and I'm ashamed to admit. i did not know it was called chevron.

very educational + BEYOND stylish.
love the Laura merkin clutch.


The Clothes Horse said...

Great coverage. These types of stripes can be very slimming when worn right too.

saray said...

I adore Emilio Pucci skirt!

Missa said...

The ribbon dress is SO adorable!

Tiffany said...

wow! you really do a great job putting all these pictures together. I'm loving the chevron print. I'm thinking I need some chevron print shoes.

issa said...

i'm usually not the biggest fan of prints.. but some of these are very chic

Jillian said...

all the shapes are amazing looking lined up next to one another like that


Hunters Glory said...

Love the unique shoes and the stripes in the dresses!
good post cc!


Carrie dear... loving anyhing Chevronny now... I've just posted a little something for your kind words; when I was sick...hope u like...Thanks again dear, appreciate it very much!
Charmed as always*

enc said...

I love geometrics, but they make my eyes cross!

Pamcasso said...

great post. hadn't noticed how much chevron patterns abound!

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Songy said...

LAMB's pencil skirt is quintessential I think.

J said...

Great patterns. i just wanted to mention that i love Giambattista Valli too!

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Sasi said...

I love all the bags shown, and the black and violet shoes!

MakeupByRenRen said...

this totally reminds me of the trend in high school...i definitely had a chevron-esque skirt

Diego R. Wyatt said...

The Miu Miu Chevron dress is amazing, as are the Prada sandals (insane!). I am excited about this trend...when it is done right. Of course, I live for any zig zags in black and white.

coco said...

Ha ha I scrolled up really fast to have another look at one of the pictures and the black and white lines made me dizzy.

Susanna-Cole said...

Too many zig-zags can hurt the eyes, but just enough make such a cool geometric look! :)


Carolina Lange said...

Wow! So many amazing things!
Love the dress from Sonia Rikyel!

kokostiletto said...

i heart these zig zags!! that off the shoulder dress is to die for !

Diana Coronado said...

Woww the pumps are sooo beautiful !!

EMS said...

I adore the Chris Benz outfit

Dapper Kid said...

Archtitecture and fashion are one of those contrasts that work divinely together! The idea of print as well as actual construction to convey the message is cool :)


I am not sure why i adore them, but i do love a chevron stripe. they remind of the seventies i think,perhaps all those chevron graphic polyester long sleeve tops with large collars ;o)
The Prada heels are FRIGGIN HOT!!!! Prada gets it right time after time!

Equipo Dash and Cash said...

Yeah! The kind of print used by America Ferrara in the ALMA Awards, you're right!!

And yes, I agree Roselyn Sánchez looks very similiar to a younger Sandra Bullock (maybe more curvy...), specially like the character in Miss Congeniality, ha ha ha!