Trend to Watch: Prison Break Stripes 01 Prison Break Stripes, Christopher Shannon; Fall Winter 2012-13, See by Chloe Spring Summer 2012

The denim specialist trend forecasters say that bold, block statement stripes translate to denim for a Prison Break look.

Broad-band horizontal stripes featured on the Fall/Winter 2012 runways for both men’s and womenswear, across knits and wovens. Now the bold stripe translates to denim, and is executed tone on tone for a touch of prison utility. The look works well on denim shirts, and directional denim shirt derivatives. For less utility, the stripe works as a thick optic contrast in horizontal or vertical for a slimming effect on the leg. Simple sports inspired shapes are also updated for Fall 2013 in denim. Contrast navy and sky blue stripes are cut across the body and onto the sleeve on a woven polo shirt in heavy chambray, alternatively a crew neck T has a deconstructed feel with raw edge indigo and stone washed stripes. For women, a gradient stripe effect on a simple T-shift gives denim a smart chic feel.

Trend to Watch: Prison Break Stripes 02 Prison Break Stripes left: Christopher Shannon Fall Winter 2012-13, Topman, Asos; Spring 2012
Trend to Watch: Prison Break Stripes 03 Prison Break Stripes left: Cheap Monday Spring 2012, Milan Street Style, Topshop Spring 2012

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