Stripes include the nautical blue and white stripes, classic black and white stripes, dramatic rainbow stripes and others. Undoubtedly, stripes are timeless and vital. Stripes in A/W 20/21 are more diversified. Stitch stripes and colored lines, planes and lines, colored ribs and asymmetrical arrangements re-interpret classics.
Bright contrast ribs are often applied on edges of cardigans and pullovers. Solid colors make the color arrangements and stitches of stripes stand out. The width contrast forms a extending effect.
The arrangements of stripes are key for slant stripes. Mm6 by Maison Margiela add jacquard florals on top of blue stripes. Melange ribs form the light and dark effect.
Stitch stripes retain the stripe arrangement and add more textures. Delicate stitches are key. Horizontal or vertical stitches give an elevated edge.
Asymmetrical stripes are offbeat and novel with a strong rhythm. They are mostly applied to slim-fitting pieces. Versace uses misplaced stripes to form two-layer patterns; Etro focuses on color, width and size which deliver a strong sports feel.
Letter stripes are the trend for A/W 20/21. Interesting logo letters are key.
Zigzag contrast stripes, placement stripes and pieced stripes add novelty. Different stitches and arrangements make stripes more suitable for knitwear.