Retro print is back


This season, the timeless polka dot has been filtered through a fresh fashion lens if not wholly transformed. Far from its syrupy, cliché roots it seems the ubiquitous icon has seen a coming of age to make an unapologetically bold mark on modern style.

While the print may not necessarily stand out season after season, just like the modest stripe, it’s continually there in some capacity; that is until now. Autumn/Winter 2016 has pushed the print into the spotlight proving that polka dots are back in a big way.

Marc Jacobs, Saint Laurent and MSGM all opted for a contemporary take on the classic black and white spot elevating it to more stylish and rebellious heights. While Marc Jacobs elected gothy elongated silhouettes and mishmash of different sizes and textures, Saint Laurent and MSGM injected their collections with a shot of scarlet red.

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