Inspired by wall street, mobsters and good ol’ nautical dressing, it seems pinstripes are the must-wear item of 2017. These ‘banker’ stripes, as we like to call them, were spotted all over the spring/summer 2017 runways. Whether undone and asymmetrical at Off White, bossy and big-shouldered at Balenciaga or eclectic at Prada, the unifying element is its deconstruction.

With the wave of 80’s power suits also becoming popular, this trends evokes similar power motives with strong tailoring and authoritative styling.

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Left to right: S/S 17 Sacai, Off-white, Balenciaga, Monse

What confirms this trend’s success is also the street style trickle we’ve seen with bloggers and influencers running about wearing crisp blue-lined shirts with unexpected details and large ruffles.

Images from Imaxtree