FASHION

12 Ways to Make Stripes and Polka Dots Interesting Again


Photographs by Catherine Servel, Styled by Deborah Afshani; Hair by Shingo Shibata for Shu Uemura at the Wall group; Makeup by Ayami Nishimura for Chanel at the Wall Group; Manicure by Rica Romain for Tom Ford at LMC Worldwide; set design and Prop Styling by Tara Marino and Erin Lark Gray; Models: Natalie Ludwig at Elite; Matilda Dods at IMG Models; Digital Technician: Jeronimo de Moraes; photography assistants: James Garrett, George Valenzuela; fashion assistant: Sarah Gentillon.

Graphic materials and patterns don’t have to feel old hat. Every season, designers find new and compelling ways to make the familiar stripes and polka dots come alive again. Here, what’s on our wish list this month, from Monse to Stella McCartney.

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Photographs by Catherine Servel, Styled by Deborah Afshani; Hair by Shingo Shibata for Shu Uemura at the Wall group; Makeup by Ayami Nishimura for Chanel at the Wall Group; Manicure by Rica Romain for Tom Ford at LMC Worldwide; set design and Prop Styling by Tara Marino and Erin Lark Gray; Models: Natalie Ludwig at Elite; Matilda Dods at IMG Models; Digital Technician: Jeronimo de Moraes; photography assistants: James Garrett, George Valenzuela; fashion assistant: Sarah Gentillon.

“Stripes and polka dots are such familiar patterns, and yet designers continually find ways to make them look fresh 
and modern.” -Rickie De Sole, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

From left: Monse dress, $1,490, net-a-porter.com; Stella McCartney earring, $415, net-a-porter.com; Giuseppe Zanotti Design sneakers, $750, giuseppezanottidesign.com. Calvin Klein Collection dress, $1,995, calvinklein.com; Stella McCartney earring, $415, net-a-porter.com; Giuseppe Zanotti Design sneakers, $750, giuseppezanottidesign.com.

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Michael Kors Collection top, $1,295, michaelkors.com.
Tim Hout / John Olson
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Chanel sandals, $925, Chanel stores, 800.550.0005.
Tim Hout / John Olson
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La Ligne pants, $275, lalignenyc.com.
Tim Hout / John Olson
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David Yurman cuffs, $850 each, davidyurman.com.
Stuart Tyson
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Paco Rabanne bag, $3,290, barneys.com.
Courtesy of the designer
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Stella McCartney Look, dress, $2,315, and trousers, $1,095, net-a-porter.com.Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. earrings, $750, tiffany.com; Calvin Klein Collection sneakers, $695, calvinklein.com.
Photographs by Catherine Servel, Styled by Deborah Afshani; Hair by Shingo Shibata for Shu Uemura at the Wall group; Makeup by Ayami Nishimura for Chanel at the Wall Group; Manicure by Rica Romain for Tom Ford at LMC Worldwide; set design and Prop Styling by Tara Marino and Erin Lark Gray; Models: Natalie Ludwig at Elite; Matilda Dods at IMG Models; Digital Technician: Jeronimo de Moraes; photography assistants: James Garrett, George Valenzuela; fashion assistant: Sarah Gentillon

“It’s impossible not to make a statement in this number.” -Caroline Grosso, Senior Digital Fashion Editor

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Galop d’Hermès, $240, hermes.com.
Tim Hout / John Olson

“It’s big news when a venerable house like Hermès announces a new head perfumer. Enter Christine Nagel, with this runaway debut—a bold rose wrapped in leather.” -Jane Larkworthy, Executive Beauty Director

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J. Mendel Blouse, $1,295, J. Mendel, New York, 212.832.5830
Tim Hout / John Olson

“Gilles Mendel, a master of both eveningwear and fur, has infused his feminine sensibility into daytime pieces, like this polka-dot pussy-bow blouse.” -Sam Milner, Senior Market Editor and Manager

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Verdura Earrings, $6,000, verdura.com.
Tim Hout / John Olson

“Verdura has elegantly reconceived the classic pearl drop by adding an ebony frame.” -Grace Fuller, Jewelry Editor

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Stuart Weitzman Sneakers, $398, Stuart Weitzman, New York, 212.750.2555.
Tim Hout / John Olson

“These jaunty black and white slip-ons dress up denim or dress down, well, a dress.” -Nora Milch, Accessories Editor

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Bally Bag, $1,650, bally.com.
Tim Hout / John Olson

“The woven pattern gives this ladylike purse a graphic edge.” -Sam Walker, Associate Accessories and Men’s Market Editor

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Maison Lacroix Collection for Roche Bobois Cubes, $1,090 each, roche-bobois.com.
Tim Hout / John Olson

“The fabled couture house’s first furniture collection reprises many of Christian’s signature motifs, like, naturellement, the cabanon stripe.” -Alix Browne, Features Director

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Jitrois Skirt, $1,450, jitrois.com; Altuzarra belt, price upon request, altuzarra.com.
Tim Hout / John Olson

“In patent leather, this simple A-line skirt is anything but basic.” -Sarah Zendejas, Fashion Market Editor

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Bernardaud Goblets, $82–$139, bernardaud.com
Tim Hout / John Olson

“These cups, which come in a range of colors, make superchic pen holders.” -Karin Nelson, Senior Features Editor

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Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech, mandarinoriental.com.
Courtesy of the hotel

“As if Marrakech weren’t alluring enough, this hotel offers a glamorous mix of Arabic, Berber, and Andalusian styles—plus a world-class spa.” -Jeff Burch, Deputy Art Director