Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Short History Of Stripes In Popular Culture

fig 1. Macaulay Culkin
fig 2. Kim Thome Wardrobe in a Suitcase
fig 3. Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2011
fig 4. Oskar Schlemmer
fig 5. Yves Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane Fall/Winter 1999

The narrow black and white prison stripe: Although an iconic pattern, the regular, almost mathematic formation seems underrepresented and undocumented. Most probably due to its restrictions in optical reproduction. I'd like to propose it as eternal substitute for plaid.

See also Stripes in the L&H Archive

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