Trend: Check Points

Hail to the houndstooth. Designers punched up the fall runways with graphic checks.

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Clockwise from near right: Moschino’s wool blouse, at Bergdorf Goodman, New York, and wool skirt, at Moschino, New York; DKNY’s leather belt, at select DKNY stores; Jennifer Ouellette’s wool headband, jenniferouellette.com; Alexander McQueen’s wool coat, at Alexander McQueen, New York and Los Angeles, and wool jumpsuit with attached plastic booties; David Steele by Albrizio Millinery’s horsehair and cotton soutache hat, at Albrizio Millinery, New York; Manolo Blahnik’s wool and leather pump, at Manolo Blahnik, New York; Brett Fuss’s Plexiglas lamps; Longchamp’s cotton canvas tote with patent-leather trim, longchamp.com; L.A.M.B’s ponyskin bootie, at select Nordstrom stores; Bonaldo’s polycarbonate chair, by Karim Rashid.

Trend: Check Points

Hail to the houndstooth. Designers punched up the fall runways with graphic checks.

The fall catwalks offered houndstooth aplenty, but ho-hum haberdashery this was not. Rather, the patterns came oversize, vivid and oh-so-audacious. Consider Alexander McQueen’s stunning lineup, with its series of witty variations on the classic weave, some even drizzled with Pollock-like scribbles. More romantic types can look to the ladylike versions at Moschino and Bensoni, while sportif sorts should hit up Stella McCartney for a little jagged edge. Check, please.