By Zoe Malliaros
I'm no mathematician, but when it comes to geometric patterns in fashion, call me a pro. Diamonds, hexagons and edgy rectangles have been all over the place, and all transition well from season to season. Brand such as Zara, Milly, J. Crew and Tibi all put structured patterns to the test and from what it looks like, they all nailed it. Geometric patterns allow designers to include colors and patterns within themselves. It's definitely a structured and dynamic look that we should all be careful with, but with practice and enough research, we could be rocking it like runway models.
This trend isn't something found in only dresses, there are a countless number of stunning trousers, blouses, shoes and accessories with geometry-inspired patterns on them. Like I said, don't count on me to explain this trend using mathematic terms, but there are many style-related reasons I'm willing to share. One reason for the trend is boldness. They don't say "fortune favors the bold" for nothing. Next, it allows for a dynamic and "busy" look to be quite acceptable, and very fashionable. A lot of runway style go unnoticed or take on much criticism, but geometric prints are getting many thumbs up for summer and will stay popular throughout the fall. Fall fashion is always full of color schemes, dark color schemes to be specific. And this fall, designers put those dark shades together in complex patterns to make that geometric look. It was popular this summer in tops, bottoms and accessories, and everything is carrying over for the colder months.
Maybe I am a math person after all.