The Art of The Stripe

The Art of The Stripe
  Kule  lookbook (one of our favorite brands!) 

Kule lookbook (one of our favorite brands!) 

The striped Breton shirt as we know it today came into being shortly following the 1858 Act of France, which introduced the navy and white striped knitted shirt as the uniform for all French navy seaman in Brittany. The original design featured 21 stripes, one for each of Napoleon's victories. After a visit to the French coast, 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 has inspired many iterations in the fashion, art and design worlds. For more on its history, check out the source of this excerpt. ;) 


Inspired by the Breton stripe


For more inspiration, read up on Ines de la Fressange, devour the November issue of Vogue, and check out a few of our favorites-- Chance, Kule, Sleepy Jones and MDS Stripes

 Classic stripes on the November 2016 cover of  Vogue , and Charlotte Patch Pocket Bateau Dress by  Sleepy Jones

Classic stripes on the November 2016 cover of Vogue, and Charlotte Patch Pocket Bateau Dress by Sleepy Jones

  Ines de la Fressange 's Parisian home, as seen in  Vogue Paris . 

Ines de la Fressange's Parisian home, as seen in Vogue Paris

 Striped staples from  Chance , and stripes in Havana via the  Kule blog . 

Striped staples from Chance, and stripes in Havana via the Kule blog