Chevron. For some reason it’s literally everywhere and people are really going crazy for it. For those of you who don’t know what chevron is, it’s basically a zig-zag design made of inverted v’s. It is generally a combination of 2 colors and for some reason white is usually one of the 2 colors but of course, any color combination is possible. I’m not exactly sure what’s getting everyone excited about it. Maybe because it’s fresh and new or perhaps the v design is slimming, but it’s definitely got everyone hooked on!
The Chevron print has actually been around since the 1800’s. It was a design used for engraving in pottery and sculptures. Later on, this symbol has actually been used in flags and on badges for military personnel (the more chevron symbols they had on their badge the higher the ranking in the military).
More recently, the brand name Missoni was created by Tai and Rosita Missoni in 1953. They reached the heights of the fashion world sometime in the 70’s and were known for their sharp geometric patterns – Chevron being one of their most famous patterns. So just like the Burberry plaid design stands for Burberry, the Chevron design kind of stood for Missoni. The Chevron design was only seen on Missoni Designer wear and no one dared to copy them and use that pattern. Later, they decided to make a cheaper and more affordable line for Target in September 2011 which made this chevron print accessible to all.
Now that you know where this Chevron fad stemmed and how “cool” it is go ahead and treat yourself to the most fashionable, trendy and HOT print this season! Wear it on a head wrap, head scarf, scrunchy or any other hair accessory out there and you’ll be sure to make a fashion statement.