On the runway:
Imaxtree/Ami Paris; Courtesy of Versace; Imaxtree/Rokh; Courtesy of Miu Miu
Ah, houndstooth print—remember it? For some readers, the return of this trend may spark happy memories, while others may be mumbling to themselves, never again. But, no matter where your feelings fall, one can’t deny that this print is back after looking at the fall/winter 2022 runways. And while one may still be thinking about a time when they used to wear this print, it’s safe to say that this isn’t the print you grew up with.
Sure, there was the occasional classic houndstooth coat (see: Ami Paris’s collection), but most collections reworked this print in surprising ways. At Miu Miu, long-line houndstooth coats were paired with matching micro-mini skirts, while Rokh also had matching sets adorned with unnecessary belts. In contrast, Versace used vibrant hues to create punchy houndstooth cutout dresses, coats, and mini-skirts. No matter how designers interpreted this print, their work took this archival motif and brought it into the present. And that, in effect, has made this print relevant again not just on the runway but with the fashion set too.