You can get the Saint Laurent look for less at Penneys this season with its tartan blazer for €25 and matching trousers, €17, if you’re feeling brave.
Over at BTs, the designer cut will set you back €2,490 for the Glen Check Jacket as tartan dominates Autumn Winter 2020.
Burberry, Dior and Balmain are just some of the big labels endorsing the rebel’s favourite check with newcomer Marine Serre getting in ahead of the curve with her matching face masks at Paris Fashion Week SS2020.
Big Little Lies star Shaleine Woodley showed her support for pal Olivier Rousteing, front row at Paris Fashion Week AW20/21 in a Balmain tweed mini skirt, available at Brown Thomas for €1,170.60. Don’t you love the 60 cent bit?
Otherwise River Island do a great high street version for €47.
Here’s Vogue on the trend: “With a rich history that goes back beyond Scottish Highlander kilts, plaid is a heritage pattern that still feels very now. Fashion month attendees have worn statement pieces like coats in brisk plaids, or worn plaid separates together, letting the different iterations gleefully clash.” As the trend suggests, there’s nothing square about check with its wild Celtic roots and untameable undertones, tartan has always been a bit subversive. From punk rock to Dior’ chunky black boots combo, you can expect a bit of attitude with this clannish pattern whatever your budget.