Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain Spring 2013 – IMAXtree
Stripes have never exactly been out of fashion, but this season it’s all about looking like a walking, talking QR code. It started at Marc Jacobs with a pantsless Ruby Jean Wilson done up in Sedgwick fashion and followed by a whole army of girls in eye-boggling combos of houndstooth, checks, and stripes going in every direction imaginable. In Milan and Paris, stripes manifested themselves in a whole spectrum of colours, but it was the black and white looks at Dolce & Gabanna, Balmain, and Issey Miyake that were the most striking. Match this look with silver basics and accessories for a Factory-meets-future mien.
Introduce another of Spring 2013's trends with this sheer blouse in trippy houndstooth. Marry it with stripes if you dare, or keep it casual with a pair of leather shorts.
$58 at Nasty Gal.
Motel's perfect-fit skinny jeans get a mod makeover (and a Jessie J endorsement). And in flattering vertical stripes, you've got no excuse not to be shy.
$96 at Motel.
Head-to-toe prints need a little breaking up. This Miu Miu tuxedo-inspired leather belt is perfect for playing with patterns and graphic proportions.
$428 at Net-a-Porter.
Mix it with Metallic
Set off graphic prints against space age silver.
$375 at Net-a-Porter.
Watch the Accessories
Keep track of time with a spacey silver watch. Pandora's 'Icon' style is perfect for an industrial Warholian spin, and you can customise it to suit your look.
$299 at Pandora.
Add Some Texture
Don't just stick to trippy prints — mix in some texture with knits, leather or sequins.
$672 at Net-a-Porter.
Tip to Toe
It's all in the details. Go graphic right down to your fingertips with intricate patterned nails — nail strips are your best bet if you have trouble staying within the lines.
$16 at The Iconic.
Shield in Style
All that contrasting print and shiny metallic can be hard on the eyes. Screen them with a pair of retro-futuristic sunnies in either 60s rims or geometric shapes.
$79.95 at Just Sunnies.
Play with stripes in a chevron zigzag print. This Motel dress features a high neckline and cut-away shoulders for a modern edge.
$55 at Wasteland.
Go deco in a pair of black and white slingbacks. These Nicholas Kirkwood heels feature a double-whammy of print and sparkle.
$801 at Net-a-Porter.