Trend Watch: Plaids and Tartans on the Runway

Mixed-up plaids and traditional tartans are always fall favorites, but they were extra-awesome this season in rich new hues and patterns.

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Mixed-up plaids and traditional tartans are always favorites come fall, but they were extra-awesome this season in rich new hues and patterns. At Sonia Rykiel, richly colored furs were paired with a barrage of capes, overcoats, and funky plaid pants.
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At Band of Outsiders, a classic grunge look was updated with trim wool blazers and cozy woven caps.
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An oversized tartan pattern makes this classic wool peacoat by Bensoni a perfect fall statement piece.
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Chanel's classic tweed skirt-suits got a modern update with blown-up check and houndstooth.
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Derek Lam paired sleeve-less overcoats with slim plaid trousers for a tailored, punky look.
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At Dior, mismatched plaids and silky separates made for an eccentric, pseudo-Victorian look.
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DKNY gave tartan a more modern appeal by rendering the pattern on sleek outerwear and structured pencil skirts
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Guys and gals got the all-plaid treatment at Rag & Bone, which mixed classic check patterns with furry overcoats and chunky knits.
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Thakoon's take on a classic buffalo plaid featured strong shades of red and cobalt blue.
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A kilt-like wrap skirt made an appearance at Y-3, who gave the look a sporty spin by adding a black fleece hoodie.
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Yigal Azrouel layered a gray tartan overcoat over a brilliant green blouse, creating a glamorous, Old Hollywood look.
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A cozy blanket coat in a neutral khaki plaid made an appearance on Adam Lippes' catwalk.
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At Milly, rich jewel-tone plaid separates were styled with creamy shades of peach and pink.
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Tory Burch's ultra-cozy plaid parka can be worn with a matching pair of plaid trousers.
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Vivienne Westwood always includes a few standout plaid pieces in her collection, and fall was no exception with a ruffle-front blouse in olive green.
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