We can thank Louis Vuitton for this one. Checkerboard is one of the dominating prints for Spring Summer ’13. From it’s graphic and retro roots, it has reintroduced itself in a variety of different colourways and sizes, from large colourblock areas to transparent fabric blocks and smaller areas of print. Look out for updates on this trend such as Caterina Gatta’s oriental mask print shorts combined with checkerboard print. If top to toe print is not your style you can always include it in the details such as the checkerboard printed smartphone cover by Michael Kors, or tone it down with a fresh white on white checkerboard print. Checkmate!
Clockwise from top left: Lavish Alice playsuit from Asos, mask print shorts from Caterina Gatta, Michael Kors smartphone cover, Louis Vuitton Spring Summer ’13 campaign, white on white checkerboard dress available from Nasty Gal .