The nautical look, with the classic breton shirt is back for Spring Summer 2015. And you are right, it was in fashion last summer, and the summer before that too… So, where did it all start? Well we’ve done some research on the topic. And here’s a bit of fashion history, about the popular stripy style.
The striped shirt, also known as the breton shirt as we know it today came into being shortly following the 27th March, 1858 Act of France which introduced the navy and white striped knitted shirt as the uniform for all French navy seaman in Brittany. Apparently the distinctive block pattern of stripes on the striped shirt made them easier to spot in the waves.
Inspired by sailors, Coco Chanel introduced the design to the fashion world through her nautical collection in 1917. The Breton top became a symbol of haute-bourgeois loveliness during the pre-war Riviera years.
The design is now synonymous with chic Parisian style, and is of course featuring in favourite french fashion brands for both adults and children. But also interntational brands with a classic and timeless look include sailor stripes in their collection. The above photo shows sailor stripes by Mini A Ture for Spring Summer 2015.
Norlie Spring Summer collection also includes nautical timeless pieces for boys and girls, from 0 to 16y.
With all stripes on board -you are set for a Summer spent by the sea -ship o’hoy!
This photo is from one of our many Summer holidays in Norway.