Old and new trend: Tartan

The story of tartan goes all the way back to the 18th century and originally gets associated with Scottish and Gaelic Culture. Tartan is a fashion chameleon: it is preppy and rebellious. Tartan (plaid) became popular in the ’60s, but the biggest push was in the ’70s with the emergence of punk fashion. Punks of the ’70s were wearing tartan as a “protest to fashion” but in the end, it became fashion itself.

Tartan trend has never been completely out. Of course, it gets through transformations and experiments, but having at least one tartan or plaid piece in a wardrobe is a must. It was transformed and enlightened, changed the color and fabrics, but still was clearly distinguished and marked as a “tartan trend”. Generally, tartan gets associated with the Fall, because it’s a very rich and somehow heavy print, but designers love breaking fashion stereotypes. Tartan smoothly moved into Spring/Summer and got brighter in color, and lighter in fabrics.

It became more abstract, minimalistic, polished and sophisticated. In other words, start to think of plaid as a way to venture outside the box. It comes in different outfits, starting from plaid shirts to skirts, dresses, and suits that features the classic pattern in unique and bold colors, such as red, blue, green and yellow. It’s no secret that plaids brighten up the mood, making every single outfit look eye-catchy and individual.

Here are Cimmino fabrics to choose:

TESSUTO KILT COL 220 ROSSO
TESSUTO KILT COL 100 BLUETTE
TESSUTO KILT COL 110 VERDE
TESSUTO KILT COL 130 GIALLO