NEW YORK -- The hounds-tooth check is turning out to be a trend with some serious legs this season. After first gathering steam at the Milan and Paris men’s ready-to-wear shows (at Calvin Klein,
, among others), we first spotted it running wild this side of the Atlantic at the
men’s runway show in a range of sizes and colors. (That’s where we also learned, thanks to the screens flanking the exits streaming real-time social media reactions, that the Spanish equivalent of hounds-tooth is “la pata de gallo,” which translates as “crow’s foot.”)
But perhaps the coolest use of the pattern so far this season came from a menswear designer named Asher Levine, a young New York-based designer whose work has been worn by the likes of
It was hands-down the most creative and memorable take on the trend we've seen all week.