Check Mate

Seeing check patterns all over the runways? We love this heritage print too and especially loved Adriaan Kuiters’ take at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg. Dressed loosely as oversized coats, and versatile accessories, his Autumn/Winter women wore masculine lace-up shoes and let the print do the talking.

Style tip:
When wearing a bold print, it’s best to wear understated jewellery or none at all. Metallics and patent accessories work well with checks. The key to how Adriaan Kuiters worked check is to keep the look androgynous. A wide brim fedora is the perfect gender bender accessory, while an almost school shoe looking lace-up brogue gives checks urban cool.

by Asanda Sizani

Adriaan Kuiters Photo Credit SDR

Adriaan Kuiters Photo Credit SDR

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