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Check out this summer

Checks, stripes and dark hues break the winter barrier, become new celeb trend.

fashion and trends Updated: May 31, 2010 14:11 IST
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It is well-accepted in fashion parlance that checks, stripes and dark hues belong to winters. No doubt, florals and prints look cool in summers but designers echo that checks are going to break the season barrier, and will become the trend this summer.

New trend
“Checks and stripes are largely a winter trend and big checks are definitely not in this season. However, small checks and even stripes have been incorporated this season as patterns and big prints (conventionally a summer trend) are seen during winters. The whole idea of fashion is changing. Afterall, it is an interpretation of time and people are open to experiment,” says designer Charu Parashar.
Actors Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapur, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma were spotted sporting checked shirts.

“Plaid is a great way to add visual interest to a casual look and will remain a classic wardrobe staple this season. Checks in updated hues of sunset, mango, French pink and vintage blue are tasteful choices,” says Manjula Tiwari, COO, Esprit.

Pick your colour
“In line with the most contemporary international trends, an exciting range of checks varied in style, colour palette and design for both casual and formal wear is available in stores,” says Atul Chand, divisional chief executive, ITC’s Lifestyle retailing division.

However, smaller checks must be opted over their big ones. “Smaller checks work well when teamed with jackets. The colours must be plain subtle and summery to make this winter trend click during this season,” says designer Rajiv Mohan. In vogue are pastel shades of pink, lime green and other candy colours. “Chiffon and georgette tops with small checks look nice,” adds Parashar.

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